Originally Posted by Exploding Barrel
I understand what you're saying here, but I don't understand how it can be addressed without fundamentally changing the game of league of legends (i.e. rewarding with ranked progression for individual performance, which undermines the teamwork-based game). Any suggestions?
Actually I do. As I posted a few days ago, I think Leaver Buster should be more severe. An AFK or a leaver seriously ruin the whole match. A person who is constantly leaving or getting AFK, for whatever reason, is someone who's frustrating other 4 people at least. If we could have a fair 5x5 game in every match, that would be a good start.
Another suggestion that I just posted is that queue dodge should not be punished. If there is a clear troll or a toxic player in champion selection, being able to avoid playing with that person would prevent lots os stress. If Riot sets a queue dodge punishment to force people to play a whole match with a troll, a hater or an AFK (whose champion is randomly selected), you are just creating a potentially toxic environment.
And one last suggestion is a change in the ELO rating. There should be some distinction between the players on a team. Sometimes 1 player costs the whole match (leaver, AFK, feeder) and it's unfair to equaly lower everybody's ELO because of him.