- Sep 9, 2010
Heaven forbid we lose the game, as if we had something actually riding on it.ItsNotRudy said:A server can't detect that unless you go through the menu and close the game. If I do it by pushing Reset on my PC, pulling out the ethernet cable in my router or killing overwatch.exe, the game does not get any feedback and just loses connection. All those actions look the same to a server, since all it knows is that your traffic is not coming in anymore, not why. (unless you use the Exit button, since you are then commanding the server to stop sending you traffic)DeepComet5581 said:Okay, THAT bit I have a big problem with. It shouldn't be that difficult for the servers to detect whether a connection was terminated manually or automatically (As having a high enough ping gets one booted from a lot of online play servers). Having a bad day with your internet could end up with you being punished through absolutely no fault of your own.Lizzy Finnegan said:Disconnecting, or being removed due to inactivity, counts just like if you left intentionally.
What about server maintenance downtime? If players are kicked because the servers have been taken offline, does that count as an intentional disconnect?
And if you are having a bad internet day, you don't get to play and ruin other people's game. I have seen this in Moba's too, a guy disconnecting the entire game and saying "sorry it has been like this all game", well that's great Jimmy, thanks for locking us into a 30-60min game that is now virtually a guaranteed loss. People like that (and in this case you) are then being selfish and ruining the game for 11 other people. So the punishment is great. Since it isn't for single instances, but repeated abuse, you would deserve what you get if you keep trying with a faulty connection. I have experienced lag before, and Overwatch isn't even fun when it lags, so why would anyone even bother...
I am sure trivial instances like server maintenance is exempt from this rule.
Because 1-2 mins is sometimes 10-20% of a single game. Either hold it for 5 mins or go before. Why you would need Netflix during a videogame is beyond me.DudeistBelieve said:I really don't think it's fair how quickly the game boots you for being AFK.
Ya tab out to tell netflicks to that "Yes, I Am Still Watching" come back and booted from the game. Hell even a bathroom run is too long a time. Like c'mon man. Give me at least a minute, minute and a half.
The games last 10mins tops. Most end in less. You would assess the fun of the game only after a few mins, so you'd have to sit out a max of what, 5mins? For which you are still compensated with drops/EXP. I am glad you won't because leavers aren't what this game needs.DeadProxy said:This news moves the game towards my "No buy" list now. If I want to leave a match because I'm not enjoying myself, then I'm going to leave. I don't care if my team is about to win, or the match barely started and I become the unlucky sob that's getting creamed around every corner I choose to pick. If I'm not having fun, what reason is there to put in the 10-20 minutes (I don't know how long it takes for a round of OW to end) of effort just to end up having the entire match become a bad time?