Welcome to Tribunal Cases of the Weak. Every week you’ll get the best/weirdest/worst Tribunal cases. As always, purple text is the accused, green text is the team-mates, and red is the opponents. The title of each case is a link to the full Tribunal case, but don’t click through unless you’re ready for NSFW language. Unsure of what the Tribunal is or how it works? Read Riot’s FAQ.
Case #5: The Master of Feeding
This player really has figured out how to feed. His motivations are unclear, but the results can’t be questioned:
42 deaths, now that’s some serious feeding. He did ask one question:
The Tribunal sure loves punishing players like him:
Case #4: Unhappy Ending
Unlike the case before, this player didn’t give you a lot of notice that something terrible was coming. Right at the end of the game, this player likes to add:
That was game two. Here is game three:
And here is game four:
And here is the punishment:
HDDragon, for reals this time (sorry Geonice!), passed along this case, saying: “Oh…my…goodness… I have never seen such spamming!!” Frankly, it’s hard to do this case justice.
Imagine someone doing that, over and over, for 30 minutes. The mute feature was made for people like him… But he did sprinkle in a little:
The Tribunal got the last laugh here. Tribunal es # 1.
Case #2: Worst Troll of the Week
You may have read about Restricted Chat mode in a NoL article recently. The basic idea is to limit the number of times a player can speak in chat as a way to instruct them on being more polite. This is rehabilitation, as opposed to the banning system previously in place. For example, you take a player who says things like this:
And instead of giving them a Time Ban, you give them limited chat. Now there have been cases of this working on the official forums, but in this case…
Yeah… This player doesn’t look like he’s reforming any time soon.
Case #1: Permaban of the Week
Our permaban of the week shows just how ineffective bans can be. This is certainly not this player’s first account. On this smurf, he feeds like crazy:
And his motivation isn’t exactly pure:
And he’s definitely not afraid of the other players or the Tribunal. He even tries to recruit his fellow smurfs into trolling too.
You can see the dilemma Riot is in. Permaban these trolls and they just create new accounts and terrorize new players. Restrict their chat and some will just troll anyway. Hopefully with enough data they can figure out which one to give to whom. So remember to report the trolls you see, and if you have some time, judge some players in the Tribunal. The next game they ruin could be yours.
That’s all for this week! We’ll be back next week with another round of Tribunal Cases of the Weak.