Quitters

SDS

From my perspective, the frequency of mid-game quitting is getting ridiculous. Case in point from a few minutes ago:

Important Note - The game in question was within the current Event

Bottom of the 1st, score tied at 0, 2 outs. I hit a deep solo home run with Mike Trout, and before the ball crosses the wall my opponent quits out of the game. WTAF?!

From the point of view of wanting to do well in the Event, I don't mind the easy win. On the other hand, I didn't join the Event for the glory of accumulating wins in said Event. I joined the Event because I want to play baseball online against other human beings and I tend to expect that there will be fewer instances of cry/pout-quits when the teams are even(ish) by default. Previously, most of the quits I have experienced have been perpetrated by opponents who were overmatched at the time of the quit, either via roster differences or after I've gotten a big lead in the game.

But for Pete's sake... bottom of the 1st, after giving up a single run, with even teams?

I believe that SDS should do at least one of the following, ideally all of them:

  • 1st instance of quitting mid-game: 30-minute ban from online play

  • 2nd instance of quitting mid-game: 2-hour ban from online play

  • 3rd instance of quitting mid-game: 8-hour ban from online play

  • 4th instance of quitting mid-game: 24-hour ban from online play

  • Any further instances of quitting mid-game: 72-hour ban from online play

  • Put quitters into a separate pool of players for online play, an area populated solely by players who have quit mid-game within the past week.

  • Label player icons with a badge indicating their percentage of games they've quit.

  • In online play, after the teams have been set and shown to the players, but before a single pitch is thrown, give opponents the option to avoid playing someone with a quit percentage over a certain value.

The culture that has developed in online play for The Show - a sad exponent of our culture in general at present - enables the immediate rejection of anything which a certain type of person finds to be disappointing, not to their liking, etc. It's bad for the people whose time is wasted and it's bad for the game overall. Something needs to be done about it, in my opinion.

What do you think?

All the best,
Bryan

SDS

Took you longer to write that up than it takes me to quit.

SDS

Its fine as it is. Just hop into your next game. People play events to get wins, grind innings for TA or do missions, period. If you want a full game thats what RS is for

SDS

@Untchable704 said in Quitters:

Took you longer to write that up than it takes me to quit.

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

SDS

I’m not wasting time sweating out event wins. Il save the sweaty games for RS

SDS

The only time this really annoys me is when I have a stat mission and some clown quits before the HR counts. I’ve hit 4 HRs with FotF Gallo and I’m still at 0/3 on that stupid mission because of this. I think if your opponent disconnects before a play ends the above punishment, or something like it, should be in play. Also, I think if your opponent quits the game should continue with the CPU taking over for the quiter. This would also eliminate a lot of the beggars. With all that being said, I have no problem with people quoting early in events. To each their own, but I’m the opposite of you. My only goal in events is to get the highest rewards as fast as possible

SDS

if someone quits you're getting a free win lol. Plus you get to save pitchers

SDS

Not all of us want to play every out of a game against the neon pink uniformed, DJ horn blaring, bunt dancing, quick pitching, up and in fastball spamming tryhards.

Enjoy your easy win if your opponent quits. What’s with the desire to penalize your opponents? They’re already taking a loss.

SDS

Let people quit. I want Mcgriff.

SDS

The objective of the game is to win. If your winning then why does it matter that other people quit. This is one of the worst posts I’ve ever read.

SDS

@Onyx_Hokie_2 said in Quitters:

From my perspective, the frequency of mid-game quitting is getting ridiculous. Case in point from a few minutes ago:

Important Note - The game in question was within the current Event

Bottom of the 1st, score tied at 0, 2 outs. I hit a deep solo home run with Mike Trout, and before the ball crosses the wall my opponent quits out of the game. WTAF?!

From the point of view of wanting to do well in the Event, I don't mind the easy win. On the other hand, I didn't join the Event for the glory of accumulating wins in said Event. I joined the Event because I want to play baseball online against other human beings and I tend to expect that there will be fewer instances of cry/pout-quits when the teams are even(ish) by default. Previously, most of the quits I have experienced have been perpetrated by opponents who were overmatched at the time of the quit, either via roster differences or after I've gotten a big lead in the game.

But for Pete's sake... bottom of the 1st, after giving up a single run, with even teams?

I believe that SDS should do at least one of the following, ideally all of them:

  • 1st instance of quitting mid-game: 30-minute ban from online play

  • 2nd instance of quitting mid-game: 2-hour ban from online play

  • 3rd instance of quitting mid-game: 8-hour ban from online play

  • 4th instance of quitting mid-game: 24-hour ban from online play

  • Any further instances of quitting mid-game: 72-hour ban from online play

  • Put quitters into a separate pool of players for online play, an area populated solely by players who have quit mid-game within the past week.

  • Label player icons with a badge indicating their percentage of games they've quit.

  • In online play, after the teams have been set and shown to the players, but before a single pitch is thrown, give opponents the option to avoid playing someone with a quit percentage over a certain value.

The culture that has developed in online play for The Show - a sad exponent of our culture in general at present - enables the immediate rejection of anything which a certain type of person finds to be disappointing, not to their liking, etc. It's bad for the people whose time is wasted and it's bad for the game overall. Something needs to be done about it, in my opinion.

What do you think?

All the best,
Bryan

I got 1/3 of the way through reading this and hit quit

SDS

@Onyx_Hokie_2 said in Quitters:

From my perspective, the frequency of mid-game quitting is getting ridiculous. Case in point from a few minutes ago:

Important Note - The game in question was within the current Event

Bottom of the 1st, score tied at 0, 2 outs. I hit a deep solo home run with Mike Trout, and before the ball crosses the wall my opponent quits out of the game. WTAF?!

From the point of view of wanting to do well in the Event, I don't mind the easy win. On the other hand, I didn't join the Event for the glory of accumulating wins in said Event. I joined the Event because I want to play baseball online against other human beings and I tend to expect that there will be fewer instances of cry/pout-quits when the teams are even(ish) by default. Previously, most of the quits I have experienced have been perpetrated by opponents who were overmatched at the time of the quit, either via roster differences or after I've gotten a big lead in the game.

But for Pete's sake... bottom of the 1st, after giving up a single run, with even teams?

I believe that SDS should do at least one of the following, ideally all of them:

  • 1st instance of quitting mid-game: 30-minute ban from online play

  • 2nd instance of quitting mid-game: 2-hour ban from online play

  • 3rd instance of quitting mid-game: 8-hour ban from online play

  • 4th instance of quitting mid-game: 24-hour ban from online play

  • Any further instances of quitting mid-game: 72-hour ban from online play

  • Put quitters into a separate pool of players for online play, an area populated solely by players who have quit mid-game within the past week.

  • Label player icons with a badge indicating their percentage of games they've quit.

  • In online play, after the teams have been set and shown to the players, but before a single pitch is thrown, give opponents the option to avoid playing someone with a quit percentage over a certain value.

The culture that has developed in online play for The Show - a sad exponent of our culture in general at present - enables the immediate rejection of anything which a certain type of person finds to be disappointing, not to their liking, etc. It's bad for the people whose time is wasted and it's bad for the game overall. Something needs to be done about it, in my opinion.

What do you think?

All the best,
Bryan

I would like to respectfully say that your proposal is the dumbest thing I've ever read. What are you, the Playstation Police wanting to give bans out?

I would take a 1st inning win because of an opponent quitting vs. playing the entire game, or even worse going into extra innings 100% of the time. I've never quit a game in the first inning, but I have mid or even towards the end of the game because I just rather not deal with the bullish the game dishes out sometimes.

Bottomline, people can quit if they want, and you're nobody to tell them otherwise. Facts.

SDS

Similar penalties have been proposed before and have never gained traction. That is not going to change. If you want to get through a full game online, events are probably the worst place to attempt to do so (besides casual online games). In ranked, you lose rating points so there is incentive to stick it out and try to come back. In BR, if your opponent goes down early maybe they have a winning streak going and are trying to get to 12-0. While there are streak rewards in events, with no entry fee and no 12-0 type of reward, some people would rather cut their losses early and jump into another game to get to the cumulative reward faster.

SDS

@roguedrizzt said in Quitters:

The only time this really annoys me is when I have a stat mission and some clown quits before the HR counts. I’ve hit 4 HRs with FotF Gallo and I’m still at 0/3 on that stupid mission because of this. I think if your opponent disconnects before a play ends the above punishment, or something like it, should be in play. Also, I think if your opponent quits the game should continue with the CPU taking over for the quiter. This would also eliminate a lot of the beggars. With all that being said, I have no problem with people quoting early in events. To each their own, but I’m the opposite of you. My only goal in events is to get the highest rewards as fast as possible

I couldn’t agree more. I have respect for people that pause and quit AFTER the homer. Be a man and let them get their stay off you.

SDS

Bottomline, people can quit if they want, and you're nobody to tell them otherwise. Facts.

No, that’s your opinion....Fact.

SDS

@VEGAS__T said in Quitters:

Bottomline, people can quit if they want, and you're nobody to tell them otherwise. Facts.

No, that’s your opinion....Fact.

Well it is a fact. There is no punishment for people quitting so you are not winning

SDS

Great idea. We could have a civil division and one for the quitters who are often also bunt dancers, r2 holders , pause timers happy etc.

SDS

Its a three inning game, if I go down by more than 1 early my chances of coming back are low. I see it as saving both of us the time of dragging it out.

SDS

Since the middle of last year when I started really sucking. I made a rule this year that I couldnt care less how many losses I have or what my record is. And the way this game plays... I have zero shame in quitting early. And don’t blame anyone else for it either.

SDS

@buttmuncher150 said in Quitters:

Since the middle of last year when I started really sucking. I made a rule this year that I couldnt care less how many losses I have or what my record is. And the way this game plays... I have zero shame in quitting early. And don’t blame anyone else for it either.

The game is more fun when you take it for what it is, a game

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