Although it happened few times to me, where I get " Failed to connect to Game Server" , and then get penalized for not getting connected at all and losing the 50 SR for this. I never understood how is this my fault, if the server doesn’t allow to connect me in, it’s not my fault or my network’s or anything client-sided or so, it’s the server’s fault.
So why am I getting penalized for doing nothing wrong? The match didn’t even start, and the team members being shown at the start of the match, didn’t even show me in my team, which led into the " Waiting for players" bug in competitive. If I was never in the server first place and didn’t lose connection or leave intentionally, I shouldn’t get penalized at all, and if it is ‘somehow’ my fault (for the “Failed to connect to Game Server” problem only) , then don’t remove the 50 SR but just penalize me.
What if it was the server’s fault?
Often we hear mentions of one off issues when we discuss penalties. “What happens if the servers crash or if Blizzard’s ISP has a problem?” or something of that nature. This does happen from time to time, but it’s pretty rare. The system is built to take that sort of thing into account, and periodic issues like this shouldn’t tank your skill rating too much. This is why the first few penalties are lenient compared to later ones. Over time even the Skill Rating drops will even out as you keep playing normal matches. As long as you aren’t intentionally leaving or having tech issues, this shouldn’t affect your account too much.
I may also rarely face network problems where I may get disconnected from the match/game, but those disconnection doesn’t seem to get pardoned… But when it’s the server’s fault and I cannot connect, I get penalized for no reason and Blizzard just pardons themselves from their own mistakes.
How is that fair ?