I’m not a very angry person, but when I play League of Legends, I never fail to want to chuck a brick through my window.
The game is filled with ragers, quitters, people flaming each other, noobs, smurfs that think they’re good, smurfs raging in bronze league, silver people who think they’re plats, self-entitlement.. and with all that, you’re expected to work with these people to get a victory or else your rank will suffer.
Why League makes you want to stab yourself in the face
By far, the most irritating mode to play is ranked, but even some normal games and ARAMs can leave you feeling like slapping your own mother.
Imagine spending anywhere from 20 minutes to 60 minutes, work diligently, only to feel like your efforts are lost because someone on your team went 0/7 and blames the jungle, even if they didn’t put wards down. The jungle gets irritated and goes 1/3 because he’s tilted by the flamer. Because both jungle and that dumb lane isn’t doing well, they end up feeding the enemy team and it just snowballs and snowballs until you end up feeling like you wasted your time.
Or imagine you’re doing your best and you’re just not doing well. That’s OK, right? Everyone has a bad game. Now imagine your teammate goes in all chat and types, “Mid diff”. Now you’re angry, your morale drops, and all you want to do is hope your partner loses so that you can say something snarky to get on his nerves.
So Riot, listen up: Here are things you should do about it
Guess what: I have solutions for you. Here you go.
Grant LP to good players, and take LP away from the asshats
“buT bEiNg NiCe doEsn’T meaN yoU’Re sKiLLeD”
Kiss my ass. Yes it does.
Imagine your team is very behind, but through camaraderie and working as a team, you’re able to gank effectively, get objectives, in order to turn the tides in battle. You may not be the best ADC out there, but simply being a positive influence and having an enjoyable presence, your support likes you. Your jungle likes you. You get the support you need to carry and win.
You know that feeling when you’re losing and you’re getting tilted and it’s so hard for you to not rage at your support or your jungler for not helping you, and you decide to think optimistically instead of throwing a tantrum like a 2 year old?
That refrain is a skill. That focus is a skill. Not being an asshole is a skill. Being able to focus while your world is burning around you is a skill.
Reward good behavior, Riot. Keep the assholes in iron/bronze league, and get your good players out of there.
On that same note. take LP away from those that have negative attitude, that grief, that verbally abuse. Allowing that kind of behavior is unacceptable and takes away from the fun of League. I can guarantee you that one of the main reasons that someone uninstalls your game is because the community is so toxic.
Punishments need to be more severe, and good behavior needs to be rewarded. Simple as that.
More Rewards for good players: High Honor Exclusive Skins, Guaranteed Legendary Skin every year for those that maintain High Honors
Above is self-explanatory. There needs to be more rewards for players that act as team players and not as parasites.
Add a Mute All option
Sometimes the best way to play the game is to just mute the hell out of everybody. Why suffer through verbal abuse when you can try to focus on winning the game?
There are many, many players that have said they climbed because they muted their team so they don’t get tilted.
Why not add a mute all option? You can still communicate through pings. You do not need to talk to your asshole teammate to win a game. And you definitely don’t need to talk to the enemy team.
Bottom line: Allowing the toxicity to persist is unacceptable and unethical, especially as a company with one of the biggest player bases in the world
It’s your duty to provide a great player experience, so please do your job and fix this.
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