Originally Posted by Yuusan
But then why add a feature like that into the game. If someone verbally abuses me i mute them then go about the game having fun win or lose. You eventually forget about them and you get back into the game. So for riot to say "Players shouldnt need to rely on features like the mute button or language filter to engage with other players in positive ways. When a player verbally abuses another player and forces him to use the mute button, they have already created a negative experience for that player." is very idiotic and i personally don't agree.
Because even if the game is rated T for Teen, that's for violence and blood. Online interactions are never regulated by the ESRB in any game. Therefore features like the language filter and the mute button offer younger players and their parents options to deny immediate exposure to the bottom of the Internet and reporting offers a long term solution to eject those players that refuse to change from the game.
Riot is trying to set a standard for thier community that is above the standard toxicity of online multiplayer communities.