Originally Posted by Zxaiercese
I can understand the OP's sentiments exactly. Dropping us from the game and allowing someone else to join, giving an exp penalty or some other punishment to the character... fine. Punishing the player via their account (ban) is completely unjustified since people can't control things like their kids crying, wife complaining, dogs barking, phone ringing, etc.
Sorry but, I mean... this is a game. Real life should always come first.
1) You can control all of those.
You tell your wife you'd like to play a game of league, it could take from 20-60 minutes, during this time you'd like her to take care of those issues if they come up and not be disturbed, you might have to compromise with her in the form of holding things down for her while she does something of her own at other times.
2) It's a game and real life is more important. You're right. But that doesn't mean that your negative impact on the other people's experience is any less real. They properly set aside time to play the game (and prove themselves more responsible than you in the process). They then have to play a game down a man because you couldn't be responsible enough to properly set aside time, and you're ruining the hour of free time that they set aside. They set aside free time to enjoy themselves and you're ruining it for them.
Think about it.