Originally Posted by Tarq
It is also why Riot should be handling all reported players in house and not using it's player base to make rulings. Yes, Riot would need to hire more people, but at least then the punishment system would be more reliable. Obviously Riot has the cash flow to hire more employee's.
You would be hard pressed to find another (major) title that would even consider letting players determine to punish/pardon other players. I've been gaming online since 1994 (yes, I'm old) and I have never seen another game that has done this. Well I did play a few MU*s that would allow this, in a public square, as an RP tool... I don't think that really counts though.
If Riot were to review all cases (they get the whole schbam, not just a random sampling of reported games which can very easily miss all the true offending games), then we wouldn't have to let 999 guilty players go for every 1 innocent player we saved from punishment.
Of course, those 999 guilty players who would have otherwise gotten pardoned by the flawed Tribunal system probably wouldn't like it very much, but shat, f*** them.