Early leaves penalties is to prevent queue dodging. When you see what the map, teammates, opponents, and hero selections are there would be greater temptation to leave if the match would not look favorable to you. And since the game server can’t tell the difference between a legitimate disconnection and deliberately disconnection your internet, the penalty must apply to everyone who drops early.
Thank you for your stunning piece of advice! Guess we’ll all make sure to link into Comcast’s/CenturyLink’s/Cox’s/Windstream’s Hivemind directly to make sure they aren’t about to mess around or service is going to randomly drop
Your team is ABANDONED and they are Stuck with a 5v6.
This may sound harsh, but…yes, this penalty is Fair. For a person not taking care of their connection, their PC and their equipment. and stable equipment is a MUST. This means WIRED connections, and connections that are NOT being over-used by another occupant or rogue-ware on the machine that wasn’t cleaned out.
SIMPLE Guidelines for competitive.
Use a WIRED and stable connection.
study the “known team composition metas”.
At least turn ON your team voice chat to LISTEN to the TEAM.
Play quickplay 1 hour PRIOR To your match to see if your connection is stable.
Check your network for any activity on it. If there is. Don’t Q.
DON"T LEAVE the match.
If you are MAD at your team for suggestions. Just know that they probably play this form of the mode LONGER and know what they are doing.
CLOSE YOUR BROWSER and clean your Cache out. All too often people have CHROME running in the background and it CRASHES the connection.
If you are listening to MUSIC. Use another device.
Check your microsoft updates settings…
I loath MS updates since they don’t keep people “Secure” and they spend more time wasting resources doing BACKGROUND downloads. The company makes it really difficult to discern whether or not it is doing something in the background and often it will start doing this at the WORST possible time.
Without the use of a “network inspection and auditing tool”. You may not even know that it is the issue of why the connection is “clogged”. What players NEED to do is call or email microsoft and tell them that “Forced updates is unacceptable”
, and my message to those that want actual “security” need to invest in an ACTUAL “hardware based” firewall…
I feel like dcing and losing 50 SR is just part of the overwatch experience lol. I have good internet but still randomly DC once every few months I feel like it’s kinda unavoidable, it’ll happen at least once to most people. It’s the worst feeling though
Unless you live alone there is almost always some network activity: parentss/siblings/SO/grandparents/children etc… watching tv/netflix/youtube/twitch or whatever else, browsing the web(especially without adblockers) and so on.
This is a ridiculous requirement of yours, and redundant in most internet setups these days.
I have 200mbps down/20mbps up, it’s doubtful anything but intense use by multiple family members would have an impact.
Not relevant for disconnects.
I’ve played with gold/diamond border folks who feed or play like a potato all game, and make ridiculous/questionable demands that are probably the reason they’re still down here with me in the first place.
long playtime != knows what they’re doing.
Depending on your rank this is pointless, especially if your mood is easily influenced by toxicity.
If it is, you will play better/more consistent without team chat than risking getting flamed for x mistake or imagined mistake or arbitrary other reason.
all i can say is. I guess if “someone” gets BANNED for throwing and suspended for LEAVING in competitive. It aint me. Thankfully there IS a Blizzard policy for this type of behavior and I look forward to hopefully SOON, seeing CROSS SEASON bans like there should have been in the first place!