"Ranked Leaver Penalty Adjustment" (UPDATED #2)

The only problem I have is determining the difference between DC legit and purposeful.

On the other hand though, DCing or not, you’re ruining the competitive experience for your team.

Get disowned…

Season long bans are okay by me…

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I really think how it works should be public. If I have one internet glitch, I’ll do a new match in 10 minutes. But if it only takes 2 leaves to cut me out of the season, there’s no way in hell I’m playing competitive for the rest of the night, at least not without playing arcade for a bit or something, just to see if the internet is stable.

So, effectively, by not publicizing it they are potentially penalizing people who don’t leave on purpose, without them knowing the rules in any way.

A handful of times I’ve also accidentally forgotten I was queued because a family member started a conversation with me while I grabbed a drink. I come back, and I’m banned. So it’d be nice, as a paying customer, to know up front how that works.

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it’s easy to fake a DC though. Just unplug your network cable or hold the power button on your PC for an instant shutdown.

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I mean I guess it’s good that they’re more severe? This just makes the time more of a hassle, it doesn’t do much more to actually discourage leaving.

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I sacrificed an alt account and the punishments are as follows:

NEW:

OLD:

meaning that they reduced the number of disconnects you can have by 1 before being suspended for a season. Overall the “season ban” COULD happen 5hr 25mins faster.

Side note: There is no change in the SR penalty. It’s still 50.

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Now just remove the sr penalty and make cell phone verification to play competitive and the leaver system will be much better.

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Lol, i was ready to test it myself today. You saved one of my accounts.

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Me on console with infinate accounts:

'TIS BUT A FLESH WOUND

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You can’t LEAVE, this is a video game! Why would you ever want to quit a match?!

I know, right!? When you started playing Overwatch you signed a contract that says you will never leave a match, ever, under any circumstances, and you are required to have a 5-hour UPS and business-class fiber Internet with a dedicated cell data fallback. Best have buffered ECC memory and RAID 0+1, too, don’t take any risks!

I used to have a friend who missed his 10-minute DPS queue because he had to answer the door to accept an important delivery. The next day, the Blizzard hit squad showed up and beat the hell out of him in front of his wife and kids, then stole his car, and put him on a video game blacklist that spans three subsequent generations.

You NEVER leave a match, ever. Even Hitler didn’t leave matches. Let’s up the punishment to public execution!

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Before, there was also a “finishing 10 game = one penalty level decrease” policy. For e.g.: you have left 3 games in a row which induces a 2-hour ban. Then you finish 20 games (without leaving) and leave a game again. Now your penalty would be 30 mins cuz your “penalty level” is decreased by two (finishing 20 games). Not sure if this policy still applies to the new penalty system.

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It’s very unfair because my Internet is very spotty and it ruins my gaming experience! I tried very hard to stay in Competitive play until Victory, Defeat or Draw but on many occasions the Internet lets up and kicks me out of the game server without warning.

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They cant make bans too harsh though because some people have legitimate reasons. Such as connection issues, or god forbid a real life incident.

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No, it’s unfair to the poor people who get players like you in their games and suffer a loss because you lack the common sense to not queue up for a competitive game mode knowing your internet is unreliable.

There is nothing unfair about this system. If you can’t stay out of comp with bad internet, the system will see that you are kept out - working as intended.

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I know. I cant stand when I get players without the very best, most expensive video card, mouse, and monitor. If you can’t afford to win, then stay out.

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I was with you all the way until public executions.

All executions should be private - we are not barbarians.

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leave sarcasm to the professionals, you’re horrible at it

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Leave giving orders to the military. You are not good at it.

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So nice of you that you care so much about “yours” gaming experience. You are playing team game dude, your poor internet and leaving is ruining games for others.

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