Well i just got banned again today which make me realize the Tribunal doesn't work for ranked games, many innocent people will get banned and a lot people that should of been banned walk off free. Here are some of my reason's for thinking why the system is unreasonable (especially for ranked games).
1). You will get reported for no reason.
For example if you are top pick and you took a role that last pick wanted or something they will just report you out of resentment. Another example is if your team have a feeder and at the end of the game you say well everyone report this guy, that guy will just report you for calling him out. All I'm saying is people that play ranked game tends to report because they didhttp://www.leagueoflegends.com/tribunaln't like someone and not because there was actual proper cause for reporting the person.
2). The summoner's code is nice, but unrealistic
I don't know how many of you have read the summoner's code but banning someone for breaking the summoner's code in a ranked game is just down right unrealistic.
Here are some of my favorite parts.
a). "Never get frustrated by an inexperienced player’s performance. At some point, you were just as green as they were, even if it was the day that you downloaded the League of Legends client. Have a little patience, and try and help the player step up to a level where both of you can enjoy the game. At the same time, don’t be discouraged if they aren’t receptive. Some small percentage of players will get hung up on the notion that they don’t need anybody’s help, and, no matter how politely you try to lend a hand, they won’t want to hear it. That’s no reason to give up on the rest of them!"
Well in ranked game the "small percentage of players" isn't so small. When was the last time that you were playing a ranked game with a newbie and they are doing bad so you say "Hey, you should probably stop feeding" or "Hey man if you would build some health that would be awesome" and they go "Wow thanks man i never thought of it that way" or "Well that was helpful"...Never. What do they always do, they just keep on doing what they were doing before and ruining the game for everyone. This happens because the "newbies" for ranked games are all level 30, and they all think they know what they are doing but they don't. It doesn't matter how nice you are it doesn't matter how much you kiss their ass most newbies in ranked just don't care.
b). And most of all, if you’re having a bad game don’t take it out on your team!
That sounds nice on paper doesn't it. But i don't know if any of you have had a game like this. Top mid bot all winning. Jungle feeds 7 kills and you lost the game. I have had many games like this, and sure sometimes i handle it poorly and probably rage against the "Game Destroyer" and sometimes i just say "Wow, you should probably go play normal". Either case the out come is always them saying "OMG, Verbal Abuse!!! BAN, BAN, BAN" rarely you get the "Sorry team i fed" the ratio is probably 10 to 1. The point is it doesn't matter what your attitude towards the bad players are if you say anything you will probably get reported the best way to handle it is just to say nothing and at the end of the game report them for feeding.
Basically it is easy to look at a tribunal case and say "well he got punished because he broke the summoner's code" even though the code is very unrealistic and it should be viewed as a guide line for players behavior and conduct but not a list of "Laws" everyone should follow. If players should follow the Code line by line or they get banned, people that don't call MIAs should start going by the dozens.
Number one reason people get reported or punished is due to what language they use. And because ranked games are more heated more excessive language is being thrown around. Obviously no one should sit there for 10-20 minutes just raging at their team, but i see people get banned simply because they type the word **** or retarded or stupid. I mean ya i get it they are mean words, but does that really deserve a ban for a week if that happened couple times in one game out of how ever many they play??? Some people argue that League is rated teen and that kind of language shouldn't be tolerated. If that's the case i don't know why riot just turn on the language filler permanently instead of making this trap for anyone that might get little heated.
4. It is easy to report someone, It is hard to write a reason
It is easy to click two buttons to report someone you didn't like either with proper cause or not. Most of the time when i report someone i always write something, "They were feeding really bad", "This guy ragged for so long, read the chat log", or "He afked for 10 minutes lost us the game". Do you know why most of the time people report they don't write anything? Because in most case they don't have a reason, it would be something like this "Ah, well he took mid when i wanted to play mid" or "He said **** once!!!!" or "Man he was being a real dick when i fed my 10th kill i wonder why he is so mad".
5. One case can get you banned
Technically one report could get you banned. I really think that if a player was doing something bad and just down right horrible there should be at least more than one report for that one game, I don't understand how 8 cases of one teammate report you with no reasoning other than he just doesn't like you could get you banned for a week. I mean lets be honest this is the internet you can get reported for pinging twice or giving first blood most people simply don't care especially it only takes two click of a mouse button to report someone.
I think most people that do Tribunal doesn't really try to do a good job there really is no incentive for being fair. Here is my list on what people look for when deciding on pardon or punish.
A. Numbers of games reported, It doesn't matter how many people sent in a report it doesn't matter what happened during that game if someone have a high number of games where he got a report that is most likely to be a punish. On the other hand if a player was really being really bad and just a terrible person but only does it for one he gets a pardon when he really should be punished.
B. Number of people. If someone has like 4-5 or more people reporting him on one case that is probably going to result in a ban, although most of the times this is accurate there are still cases where it should of been a pardon.
Now why is this guy banned. No one should have an answer.
3. Chat log: This is where the "Responsible" judges would go to and is probably the last thing they read. Again like i said above people can be a little too sensitive. Ya sure ban the jerk that yell at people all the time rage way too much curse excessively, but can someone tell me why this guy was banned?
I mean you can read the first on the reasoning of the ban but that could be a total lie in fact the guy that got banned posted about it being a lie. This guy plays the nicest game I've ever seen even when his team is bad he got reported 4 times for being frustrated with his team. This guy is (probably) totally innocent. Then there is this guy
I mean ya he said **** a couple of times but is that really bad enough to be punished? i read all the chat log and this guy had 2 leavers for one game and he got reported for terrible attitude...haha i think most of us would have a bad attitude at that point. Or you can argue the fact that he is a leave. But then again look at this guy's stats does that really look like the stats of a leaver? Here is another case to be looked at
I read all 5 cases 4 are bs, the only one that is bad is case 2, he ragged on Amumu for a little went afk for 2 minutes probably went and got a pizza or something. This guy gets banned. I mean yes it was not the best of this guys game but the fact that only one person reported him for that game and it is the only case out of 5 with a proper cause for a report i think he really should of been pardoned.
This one is my case from today. I'm not saying i shouldn't be banned because i did raged on MF a little in game 4 but no one is perfect.
But that's my point isn't the league of legends community a little too sensitive?? People are being banned left and right for no reason and others getting banned for having one bad game or simply enough just not being well liked. Shouldn't the extreme case of banning or perma banning only apply to chronic offenders like having 3-4 games where they were just being a horrible person and actually doing something that should really be considered harassment? Instead of banning anyone that got a little frustrated during one point of the game and told his team to start ****ing focus.
Ways to Help improve this system:
1) Definitely include game type honestly i can't think of a reason for someone to rage in a normal game but in ranked i can see my self in that position.
2) Ignore cases with 1 reports. No brainier if someone is bad enough to deserve a ban more than one person is going to report that guy.
3) You have to write a comment about the report. It is way too easy to report without writing something this can reduce the amount of BS reports that just simply false.
4) Make the ranked games harder to access. Personally i don't think many people are ready for ranked games right when they hit level 30 with 16 champs because the environment is very different from a normal game. Where a normal game is way more chill the ranked games can get a little heated and i can see some people not being able to handle it. Plus this would reduce the amount of frustration for people that just run into players that are not equipped with the knowledge of playing a ranked game(especially under 1200 elo eek!).
In Conclusion: No one likes to rage for no reason, If someone is not as nice as they should be in a there is a reason, maybe you don't see it in the Tribunal but that doesn't mean the reason is not there. I hope this post starts a discussion and really start making this system better, and please leave the ignorant comments out please.