Originally Posted by NinjaYoda
Ok...this makes my balls hurt...to the guy that defended me and is now trying to attempt to pose legality by pressing buttons or whatever the hell you're saying, you're wrong. It's justified to do whatever Riot wishes because you pressed that button. It is national law.
My argument isn't one of legality, I'm posing the argument that implemented devices to help the players experience should be taken advantage of, not a report button to cease a person's playing entirely. The argument made earlier about "I ignore you and report you so my friends won't have to deal with you"..if your friends aren't logically capable of pressing the same button you did, why are they playing a game with such mechanics?
No matter what spin you want to throw into it, the game has a flaw when it comes to verbal anise and what is or is not worthy of a ban. In my 10+ years of online play, I have not encountered such a game with the lack of personal responsibility this game holds. When I suck, I want to be told I suck. Hardly anywhere in life is verbal abuse absent, especially in the workforce. Why should a game originally drained for a mature audience be any different?
You're right that few if any other games have been as strict as this one. There are a couple reasons:
- Other games don't lock you into interaction with 9 other people for 30+ minutes. Most other genres of multiplayer games are either 1v1 (starcraft) or drop in/out at your leisure (CoD, TF2, etc). The MOBA genre is young and very different, and each player's experience is far more intensely impacted by the other players than in any other type of game.
- The internet's a pretty objectively terrible place. Anonymity and an audience lead people to act like they know they could never get away with in real life. Little has been done to fight that culture. But it's becoming an increasing trend to do something about it. Youtube encourages you to sign up with your real name and soon will require it, in an attempt to reduce the toxicity of the comments. And Riot holds a high standard for interaction with other gamers. It's a push that the most successful businesses are making and I think you'll see they won't be alone in the near future. If you don't like it, I'm sure the dark corners of the internet like 4chan will always continue to exist.
I don't know what "workforce" you find yourself in, but the vast majority of people would never act in real life like the behavior you are defending. If the people in your life treat you that way, get away from them. That doesn't mean you should treat others the same way.