I just played a game with a player, let's call them Bob (although I can name the person's battletag if someone asks). I played Questline Shaman and Bob played I think Ramp Druid. I beat Bob fair and square, went face as much as possible since Bob didn't play much minions and I always had answer for everything he played. After the game, Bob sent me a friend request. He called me sucker (I don't care much for insults) and was salty for losing and said he would report me. I tried to report him for bad and toxic behavior, but couldn't for some reason (maybe because he unfriended me). I never reported someone since this option is added so my question is: what is the process behind it? When someone reports, does Blizzard always punish the reported person or do they investigate further? Is there a punishment for falsely reporting? Just curious if something happens that shouldn't have. Thanks :)
The report feature is not working yet. I'd recommend not accepting friend requests from people you don't know, because they are overwhelmingly toxic, and unless you enjoy their feats of rage, there's nothing for you to gain from them. Probably this is how reporting works:
1. If a player reports you, they will probably not look into it.
2. If multiple players report you, they will most likely look into your conversations.
3. If someone reports every opponent they lose to, they will probably be shadow banned from reporting, making them think they report so it takes their pain away, but also removing them from the system.
4. If a player insults you then threatens to report you, he is either lying or missing a screw in his central unit. Don't worry about these empty threats.