Dashboarding - viable solution?

SDS

Dashboarding - here we go again. Discussed ad nauseum, but hey, it's a slow Tuesday at work.

I was thinking about how to "prevent" dashboarding or reduce how many times it happens.

The solution is quite simple (for me anyways) but may be controversial to many others. I propose a 2 step solution that looks something like this.....

  1. The person who dashboards cannot get back into playing an online game (be it event, BR or RS) until point 2 is completed, and that is

  2. The team of the person who dashboarded becomes controlled by the CPU one difficulty lower than the game was being played....so HoF becomes All-Star, All-Star becomes veteran and continues until the end OR the player who is left accepts the "forfeit" in the QUIT menu.

This would really slow down the dashboarders for many reasons. First, they are locked out and if they do it in the 1st or 2nd inning and they play a guy who rakes, it could be a nice 30 - 45 minute timeout for them. Second, and the most important part, their goal of preventing you from getting your grinding stats for prestige (lets face it, dashboarding only affects your prestiging stats) not only is defeated, but you may end up giving your opponent WAY more stats than he would have gotten had you simply let that HR land and then quit the game.

Now, there is a bad side. The worst I can see if a legit lost of connexion issue. People who get a freak power issue that causes a flash and they lose connexion, someone who loses their internet connexion, they would be negatively affected. I don't know about everyone else, but all the times someone has dashboarded against me has been during a HR or a hit.

There are other negative sides to such a solution, and those involed one party cheating to force a disconnect. There are multiple methods which won't be mentionned here but most people know what they are.

I dunno, I feel like there should be a penalty to dashboarding other than taking a L and there should be compensation to the person who was dashboarded on, but I don't know if my solution idea would even be a good one.

Thoughts?

SDS

Horrible idea, just let it be

SDS

@MaxHarvest said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

Horrible idea, just let it be

You know, maybe on those mornings where you wake up and just decide to be a [censored], you should just go back to bed, instead, and let the world be a little better without your participation to weigh it down. You know, try again, tomorrow, where you just might make someone laugh, instead.

Not a horrible idea, and a lot of thought was obviously put into it. I do think it could be hard to pull off from the dev standpoint, with regard to the enforced delay, but I really like the idea of the dashboarding opponent being taken over by the CPU. For all the people who want to stat grind, that would save the lives of the countless, doomed un-homers that would now be allowed to land. Having the choice to forfeit and not play out the whole game against the CPU, but to still collect the fruits of what caused the fit is especially appealing.

I like it.

May your slow day not drag on forever, OP...

SDS

Horrible idea if you are such a crybaby over 1 little stat you need to grow up and act your age and yes prestidges should be offline to coupe with you guys who think that dashboarding is worse than murder.

SDS

They just need to make prestiging offline

SDS

@olivegarden2 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

They just need to make prestiging offline

This is the ONLY solution to combat dashboarding.

SDS

@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

@olivegarden2 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

They just need to make prestiging offline

This is the ONLY solution to combat dashboarding.

Yup, but since they won't, there needs to be a solution to it.

SDS

@cavalier_0013 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

@olivegarden2 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

They just need to make prestiging offline

This is the ONLY solution to combat dashboarding.

Yup, but since they won't, there needs to be a solution to it.

I think there is a very good chance they do offline prestige next year but it may be a little harder to get the prestige card

SDS

The only way to fix dashboarding is to create a report feature, and have humans check out the box score and scenarios.

SDS won't waste resources on that.

SDS

@hoboadam said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

The only way to fix dashboarding is to create a report feature, and have humans check out the box score and scenarios.

SDS won't waste resources on that.

For this year dashboarding and prestiging is a total mess, next year I hope they realize and do offline and harder to get the prestige cards

SDS

@olivegarden2 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

@cavalier_0013 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

@AGENTSxOFxCHAOS said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

@olivegarden2 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

They just need to make prestiging offline

This is the ONLY solution to combat dashboarding.

Yup, but since they won't, there needs to be a solution to it.

I think there is a very good chance they do offline prestige next year but it may be a little harder to get the prestige card

I'm fine with the requirements being higher...I even said back in April to double the ONLINE requirements to do it offline.

SDS

There really isn't a viable solution to dashboarding. These games can't parse whether a disconnect was intentional or unintentional, and it would be unnecessarily cruel to punish someone because they live in a rural town and have a limited internet connection, just to get the guy who quits early.

SDS

@olivegarden2 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

They just need to make prestiging offline

Yup, i really thought they learned from 17 that online stat missions were a bad idea, apparently SDS has memory problems.

SDS

@nflman2033 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

@olivegarden2 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

They just need to make prestiging offline

Yup, i really thought they learned from 17 that online stat missions were a bad idea, apparently SDS has memory problems.

It's silly, especially when you consider their whole "Play how you want to play" mantra before release

SDS

Why do people care so much about this? Yea you lose a few stats. You get the win which is hopefully why you are playing in the first place. It takes a bit longer to hit prestige but this is certainly not something sds should be putting time or resources into.

SDS

@ImDFC said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

@nflman2033 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

@olivegarden2 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

They just need to make prestiging offline

Yup, i really thought they learned from 17 that online stat missions were a bad idea, apparently SDS has memory problems.

It's silly, especially when you consider their whole "Play how you want to play" mantra before release

Maybe this year, at the point where we are (with Madden about to be released, NHL coming out soon and school (however it happens for people) about to start, they need to simply remove the ONLINE requirement in the next patch or after the August PotM drops. It is a bit unfair to people who did it the hard way, but more people cheated their way to it via boosting and asking for it from others than did it legitimately, so that is the unfortunate side of it.

And before anyone asks, no I have not managed to prestige any players save those that are in the PRESTIGE LEVEL rewards (Posey and Jackson so far) and I still have a ways to go on all players.....most being about 50% done (most being the big 3 - Mantle, Walker and Trout).

SDS

@WarriorsAreCool7 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

Horrible idea if you are such a crybaby over 1 little stat you need to grow up and act your age and yes prestidges should be offline to coupe with you guys who think that dashboarding is worse than murder.

Oof, the only horrible idea was this grammatically flawed and poorly executed attempt at a troll post. Please remove the Cardinals photo from your profile.

SDS

@pfcorporate said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

Why do people care so much about this? Yea you lose a few stats. You get the win which is hopefully why you are playing in the first place. It takes a bit longer to hit prestige but this is certainly not something sds should be putting time or resources into.

Nope, not playing for the win, dont care at all about my record, i will never make it to WS, i get lucky to make WC.

SDS

@WarriorsAreCool7 said in Dashboarding - viable solution?:

Horrible idea if you are such a crybaby over 1 little stat you need to grow up and act your age and yes prestidges should be offline to coupe with you guys who think that dashboarding is worse than murder.

Agree. Everything should have the option of completing on or offline. If someone never plays online who cares if they get the card or not. It’s not going to affect the diicck-slinging, daily posting online players who are “better” than everyone else because they play online.

SDS

i never understood why buttsacs do this. Like im not turning my PS4 off and on because I lost.

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