I understand your point of view, especially when referencing how I referred to some players. I do stand by that sentiment overall, however, but want you to know that it’s all good. I appreciate the support from other forumers backing me up. I usually am quite the optimist, and I presented what I thought would be a reasonable solution to this ongoing issue.
My remarks about some of the community has to do with what I’ve experienced way too much. Be it in-game freak outs (literally, players throwing a match) because a captain or someone took literally one CS from “your” lane. It also translates to in-draft chat. Someone takes “your role” or someone doesn’t ban a hero you want, then ‘hey, let’s dodge!’ In the future, I’ll simply present the anecdote/experience, and stay away from the more harsh rhetoric.
Also, do you disagree that it doesn’t need to be addressed NOW? Are you happy with the current system? This is what the salt mine is for, so I don’t think I need a “chill pill”, to take the post down, nor to provide an apology to you (not that I owe you and nor did you ask for one, or anyone one, as this is the salt mine and as others have mentioned, I don’t think my post was that egregious in nature.) I stand by my overall sentiments.
- I think overall, player attitudes can improve. It doesn’t mean all are bad.
- I think overall that there needs to be a WAY more stern response to dodging matches. (If someone makes an awful/troll pick or ban, you can thumbs down the player after the game!)
Also, I sent my suggestion over to SEMC in a much more neutral manner (again, this is the salt mine, a place to vent within reason!) and here was their response, which left me feeling relatively optimistic:
“These are good suggestions, but the timers are too lenient. We will send your suggestion to our team and our own, based on your message. Hopefully, this system is implemented!” - now, while it may be a run-of-the-mill good customer service response, I did like the point made about the timers being “too lenient” - perhaps they are looking into a pretty strict punishment!?!? Reason for hope?