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While gaming has had a persistent culture of trash talking for the past decade or so, one genre has perpetuated this more than most: MOBA. DotA, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, they’ve built a reputation as having an unforgiving player base. Riot Games, the developer of LoL, has made a stand in recent months in trying to clamp down on negative and abusive players and today has announced a major step on that road: banning a professional player for over a year and bricking all of his accounts for his in-game actions.

IWillDominate, the jungler for team Dignitas, was described by Riot as one of the most caustic League of Legends players, ranking in the top 0.7 per cent of the worst players in North America. Having been reported numerous times, the individual had already appeared before the game’s tribunal – where complained about players can have their in-game chat and actions viewed and judged by other players – eight times before. Despite this however, Riot has it that his harassment of other players has only got worse, rising by almost a third in the last three months

Not a MOBA player myself,but I have heard they can be ruthless times in some games.
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However others have argued that Riot seems to be coming down very heavily on IWD simply because he’s a pro player.

Surely that is the point?If he is so "pro" shouldn't he act like one and not a 12 year old kid?


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HAhahah that great.
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lol < couldn't care less. And yes it's very likely because he's a pro player imo
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Good thing Riot are doing this, or else all professional players will get baloon-headed and trash talk if they're in tough situations. I play LoL my self and I know those damn bad times... thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by nepas View Post

Surely that is the point?If he is so "pro" shouldn't he act like one and not a 12 year old kid?

Exactly.
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I hate this thinng on dota, and if you get russian players in enemy team they start to flame, even russian teammates do this, in this siuation just turn my mic up and say to them: guys dont shame your country, most situations you gwt no answer because they dont expect to random guy start talk in their native language. Last chance is to report em

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What exactly do they mean by "harassment". To me, if my teammates are getting me killed because they are absolutely stupid then I TOO can't enjoy the game. So if I happen to tell them to get off the game and study for their kindergarten entrance exams so be it (that comment is becoming more and more true after playing COD for so long). And if you don't like what I have to say, then mute me, keep on playing *smartly*, and don't go whining to the rule nazi's of what ever game you are playing.

To me this argument is as stupid as the morons who say that a bad show on TV should be banned (if I recall correctly, there was one such attempt to cancel south park several years ago). The only people who wine and complain about public media, are the people who are too stupid to change the channel, mute a player, or simply turn off the game all together.

I guess what I am trying to say is, if you can't stand the heat, then stay FARRRRRRR away from the kitchen.

For all further questions, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFr6P2BtE3k
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Originally Posted by nepas View Post

Surely that is the point?If he is so "pro" shouldn't he act like one and not a 12 year old kid?

I don't like the implication that one's age or apparent "maturity" is tied to their ability to make money, or that all 12 year olds are habitual trash talkers.

Anyway, in my opinion, all reasonable polices should be enforced, and in competitive gaming their should be policies against disruptive out of character interactions.
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Could you imagine Idra being banned from SC2 for trash talking? Nope, neither can I....only in LoL I guess.

If you cant take trash-talking in a game, you have more serious problems than a random person on the internet trying to hurt your feelings...rolleyes.gif
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need to see some more punishment/regulation of bad mannered players in games imo. not specifically MOBa, but being as you have teams of 5 players and a fairly unforgiving and long game you could see why Bad manners/abusive behavior would be more prevalent than games that are say 1v1. that being said even playing with bad people is not an excuse to act like a (insert word here). games do need a bit better Matchmaking, sometimes the matches/balance of the game are so horrid and you get stuck there for 20-40 mins, aswell as cracking down on bad behavior they should also be addressing the dynamics/culture/environment that causes/promotes such bad behavior.

i imagine he would just get another account? unless they Ip banned him or something.


edit: surprised so many people condone being a j***a** because of things like "its just a game" "its the internet" "you should expect to be trash talked" "bad teammates" ect....
Edited by godftw - 12/5/12 at 5:44am
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