I feel those who quit games, do so mostly when they feel out matched or when someone just had a really big early inning scoring 3-5 runs & now doesn't want to grind out the game trying to gain back the lead fearing they will continue being out scored by that other team. I know because I have quit many RS games for those same exact 2 reasons.
Oddly at times I have mixed emotions when someone quits on me. At times I feel like "Cool, easy win, easy RS rank points" & at times I get really pissed off because if that game was being played for a program mission objective to gain program points & the person quitting now nixes that mission & it has to be done all over, then that ticks me off.
I feel there is not enough penalty or penalization for those who quit other then the loss itself & getting an other "quit/disconnect" card. The player needs to see there is much more to lose & to be punished for by quitting games.
I feel I may have a solution to this that will prevent those from quitting as easy & as often as they do. Some out there will LOVE this idea & some will HATE this idea. But here it goes ..........
Lets say that RS game would give +50 to the winner & -50 to the loser. If the Loser played out the entire game to it's end, then the loser only gets -25. He only loses half the ranking points as a bonus for playing the entire game. But if he quits, he now gets a -150 which is 3x in negative then what the winner got. So quitting is now a ranking point value of like losing 3 games immediately back to back. Apart from that, quitting causes a 3 hour ban, meaning the system detects your last "quit" & blocks you from being matched in an RS Game for 3 hours.
ONLY THING THAT BYPASSES THIS "PENALTY" AN AGREED "FRIENDLY QUIT"
I feel this will prevent many from quitting so easily & as often as they do. Tell me what you guys think.