I'm sure like many of you, you jumped into a match and were ready to kick some butt in your 5v5, 3v3 or Dominion, and as the game starts you hear "A Champion has disconnected" and you read the chat channel only to find that one of your team mates has left the game. Blargh.....
This ruins the game for others making the game uneven with more or less champs on one team and often times will cause an "unnecessary" loss on your team and hurt your ranking.
Now Riot has implemented a way of getting back at those players who AFK, by letting you report them after ward but what about in game? What can you do when its 3v5 and you cant carry your team alone? There are some pro's and cons to reporting players.
- The accused player can get their account banned from the game or get penalties in game
- Cases go to the Tribunal, and you have to rely on other players to agree to ban or not ban
-You have to "hope" that when you ask the opposite team to report your AFK team member that they will
-"IF" the accused person is banned, they can always just create another account with another email and start ruining the game for others again
Now, I know that Riot cant account for every jerk or troll in the game but I have another suggestion.
Voting to boot AFK and DC players -
I play World of Warcraft too as well as League of Legends, and one thing I LOVE that Blizzard implemented was allowing group members to vote out AFK, or DC players. You can vote players out for other reasons, but lets focus on the AFK players. The best part about this is that once the AFK player is removed, the system will select other players from the Que to join your group!
This I think would be great for Riot to try. Now I know the theories are different because the game plays are different but I got it covered, check this out. Let me know what you think.
Booting AFK Players:
-Any group member can initiate the "Boot AFK" option, but at least 70% of the team has to agree to boot the AFK player.
-The AFK player MUST be AFK for at least 5 minutes before the "Boot AFK" option is available
-Team members must wait 2 minutes between each failed "Boot AFK" attempt
-The player that is booted, is automatically reported for being AFK with notes from each team member that agreed
-Once booted, the system will select any player from the game Que to join the current match.
New Champion Arrivals
-Players that are selected to join the match, will have a notification askiing "Would you like to join a match that is currently in progress?" and they can select Yes or No.
-If the player does select to join the match in progress, they will load into the game normally and be able to see their teammates and opponents.
-The new player that arrives is automatically be set to the AVERAGE level of their current team mates and can select where to put their own ability points.
-The new player that arrives will automatically receive the AVERAGE amount of gold their team has collected in order to buy items.(Note: the new player receives the average amount of gold from the remaining ACTIVE players on their team)
Now of course this isnt set in stone, and comments and thoughts are appreciated.
Im just looking for a solution, I HATE when AFK and DC players ruin my matches!!
Edited by Urgirlfriend, 05 January 2012 - 04:56 PM.