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You can mute players, but you will still hear and see their ping spams.

How should you deal with players that spam pings, besides telling them to stop?

If you mute the sound for pings, you might not hear/see the useful pings another teamate does.

Is it ok to report them after the game?

EDIT:

I'm talking about "ping-flamers": They ping too often. Mostly the same thing 5 times in 2 seconds.

  • step up to silver league xD - I would say it's fine to report them. Since the behaviour is ______. – RayofCommand Oct 29 '14 at 11:33
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    What about the ones who ping in the wrong situation and way too often? – Shelby115 Oct 29 '14 at 11:38
  • @Shelby115 dont listen to them ;) easier for you than for the rest of the team. – DropDeadSander - EUW Oct 29 '14 at 11:41
  • @DropDeadSander-EUW Do you have the will to accept any of the answers? :) just wondering – João Cunha Oct 31 '14 at 15:30
  • @Lokuzt you must be new here because you beg for reputation. the only thing i find useful in your answer is the very first sentence. – DropDeadSander - EUW Oct 31 '14 at 15:32
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Well ping spams can be annoying but they might identify a situation that may require desperate attention.

It can be just a flamer pinging non-stop. The ping-mute would not be a pleasant solution. LoL has a variety of pings that are really helpful for a team to communicate without chat. Who to Target, sinalize missing champion, asking for help, etc..

You can report if you please but people at the tribunal have no proof they were pinging like hell.

Your best bet is to politely ask them to ping less and to ping more effectively. Because pings are extremely useful.

REGARDING THE EDIT

Ping flamers are not that common (At least I don't get them, maybe once a month in EUW). If asking them to stop and ping less doesn't work try lowering the game sound. Not completely removing the sound but lowering it.

If you are confortable with no-sound go for it but I wouldn't recommend it.

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  • +1 good answer, but edited my question to clarify. – DropDeadSander - EUW Oct 29 '14 at 11:35
  • @DropDeadSander-EUW did you edit? I'm not seeing any edit – João Cunha Oct 29 '14 at 11:37
  • Honestly, I wouldn't rule out ping mute. I was playing with no sound the other day and still caught 90% of the pings my team used. As long as you pay attention to the minimap you should be fine. But that's just my opinion. – Shelby115 Oct 29 '14 at 11:38
  • @Shelby115 for people with good map awareness you can catch pings but imagina you're in a trade intensive lane. You want see the pings on the river for example. Situations like these are really good for pings with sound. – João Cunha Oct 29 '14 at 11:39
  • @Shelby115 but ping spams "blur" your map vision, because count wont be able to see whats going on on the minimap if there are too many pings. – DropDeadSander - EUW Oct 29 '14 at 11:40
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There has been a new volume adjustment slide for pings since the new patch. so if someone keeps pinging to much you can just turn the sound off at the sound options.

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  • why turns of the sound for usefull pings too and isnt a solution for the minimap distortion. but good answer hoewever. – DropDeadSander - EUW Oct 30 '14 at 14:56
  • It kinda is the only thing to do as they are meant to be annoying so people would notice them. so there are 3 things you can do. 1. Either ask them to stop 2. Mute the pings if they don't 3. Ignore it all together. And the "can you report them" question well, there is a option to report people that are spamming. So if they are really spamming with the pings for no reason at all you can report them yes. (this also includes chat/emote spam.) – ronnie Oct 30 '14 at 15:09

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