This is becoming a serious issue. Often I'll spend 5hrs worth of normal games before I get one single game that isn't composed of serious trolls. I am gonna have to start Q dodging like the OP, I have avoided it as I don't wanna look bad, but frankly I'm gonna have to stop playing league if I don't start dodging because I am tired of wasting my evenings of what should be a fun night of gaming. I really don't wanna be forced to play in a toxic environment, forced in the sense of being punished if I leave. And its insane to always have to mute folks on your team and even the enemy team. This game can be really fun, has amazing champions and artwork, but it also has a lot of trolls and very toxic players, and now that I am level 30 its like 75% of my games involves multiple toxic players. Heck if your lucky you can get 3 out 5 on your team toxic and about the same on the enemy team and it just becomes one big troll festival. The way I see it Riot designed this game perfectly if there wasn't the toxic player problem, but really the game lacks abilities to deal with these problems.
Don't allow people to lock in, in normal games, its soo rare to get a game where folks don't autolock, I mean yesterday we were gonna have a Nami solo top? Oh but then they DC'ed at start of game. Which is the other huge problem, IMO if after some period of time its 4 vs 5 or even 3 vs 5, let me leave w/o punishment. As yeah you have to wait till 20min but usually so many trolls on the team that they won't surrender anyways even if the score is like 10 to 30. Also at champ selection screen, why not have a "next" button so you can just move on. And yeah I hate being constantly sent back to Q because someone leaves but I understand it now and will start doing the same. Tired of teams where they want 3 mid champs and all fight for mid, or 3 bot, or multiple junglers. Or folks who don't talk during champ select and you have no idea what role they are gonna do. I mean often times only 2 of the 5 people will even talk in champ select.
Oh and lag, I had some problems with my internet, so after I realized I stopped playing until my ISP could fix the problem. But it seems folks don't care about making the player base suffer, so they join games with their unplayable connection over and over again. Don't let people Q if they have unstable connections.
Oh also don't put me in Q with users who are on my ignore list, seriously WTF. I finished playing a game that involved a seriously toxic troll (this was last night), who I had muted mid way into the game, I reported him at end of game and made sure he was on my ignore list. I Q'ed for the next game and I was stuck with that fool again. Now that actually makes me angry.
I am starting to doubt that the tribunal works at all, I have recently started taking part in it to evaluate it, but considering the high level of toxic players its clearly not enough, or cases aren't being reviewed or people are just pardoning way too much. Frankly most of these trolls follow such a distinct pattern that I'd like to see the game just auto ban them right in a match even, I noticed one person here on the forums said replace that player with an intermediate AI bot, seems like a good idea to me. I mean the chat during game gets logged, just ban folks that are using the awful language, I mean I don't care if they drop some f-bombs, I mean folks who are using serious hate speak etc, kinda hard to give examples here lol, but pretty sure just about everyone who plays has seen it.
meh I could honestly go on forever, I am still pretty upset about how bad things have gotten. I don't really know where to discuss such things and I kinda doubt anyone from Riot would even read it, but please don't let this amazing game become so toxic. And +1 to the OP