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About players leaving mid-game

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by RixterzIsAwesome, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. RixterzIsAwesome

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    Hi

    I started playing Eggwars yesterday and every single time, almost all of my team has left. Then we get swamped by other teams and inevitably die.

    The only way I can see around this is to somehow punish those who leave. Perhaps deduct cubelets or XP, anything to keep them in-game. It's a long game, and it's not fair when I'm left alone or with a single teammate, who most likely doesn't even understand english like most of the players I've met so far.

    I hope something gets done about this, and feel free to reply with possible ways around it, I'm interested to hear.

    - Rix
     
  2. zRinne

    zRinne Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    Punishing them for leaving sounds a bit harsh... some may have internet connection or stupidly clicked 'x' by mistake (me).
    I would recommend playing with a friend or some players you played with in the previous game etc.
    Do you have any other suggestions to stop players from leaving? If you do, I would love to hear them.
    Maybe we could think of a solution together from brainstorming or something.
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    Hmm

    The only other thing I can think of is to somehow give their teammates an advantage. So if I'm left on my own, I have more resources so I have a better chance

    Or, you could punish repeat offenders. Every time you leave mid-game, you're not allowed to play again for another 10 minutes or so. So the more people leave, the longer they have to wait before they can play (and abandon people) again.
     
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    It's too harsh. It's not up to you whether they leave or not. I understand it's terrible but there's nothing you can do about it. Minecraft is not the only thing people do, let alone one game of Egg Wars. Many have commitments outside of a video game to which they'd rather attend to. To prevent this, play with someone who you know will not leave mid game, like a friend as @zRinne said. That is much easier.
     
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    Teammates leaving mid game sounds like heaven,...more materials for me :oops:
     
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    People abuse that though and come to kill you simply because you're a weaker overall team
     
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    That's ridiculous. Any sensible human being with a 'commitment' wouldn't start playing in the first place if they knew that they had to do something else.

    I have the right to be irritated by it because it affects me. The first game I play on the server, everyone's foreign and leaves me as the only member on my team. Great impression.
     
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    Most of the time I let the 1 player teams stay alive,..simply because bigger teams are a bigger threat to me :)
    So you want to eliminate them as fast as you can!
     
  9. RixterzIsAwesome

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    And when I say "punish", I don't mean ban. I mean do something to make them organise their time better if they so desperately have to leave. Players are the ones you have to keep happy, not leavers.
     
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    I leave games if iTs op mode or hardcore mode ( the pizza map is an exception to hardcore) some people leave because they didnt get the mode they wanted or just to troll to, i know a 1 man team is frustrating but its possible to win i once play a game on the aztec map where 1 guy got everyones eggs and eliminated every team which is what a 1v20-25? This was before the punishments were updated and the hackers were unbanned, so this was really good legit pvp
     
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    Mineplex competitive league has a cooldown for those that leave early maybe thats somethibg that can be done here
     
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    I think that it should stay the way it is. I don't think there's a definitive way to find out if someone pressed "Disconnect" rather than timing out.
     
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    You can check the quit event for the reason, I believe.
     
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    Good idea. I'm glad most of us can have a discussion rather than bluntly saying "your opinion is wrong, you can't do anything about it"
     
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    Then simply play with a friend! Using apps like Discord, Skype, or Team Speak is the best for this.
     
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    I still think that is a little harsh but surprisingly I'm not against the cool-down suggestion (neutral I guess)
    The best option still is to play with some friends. Teamspeak could help with that if you're having troubles talking to one in game.
     
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    Is there any chance that the suggestion could be passed to the devs for consideration? If someone times out or accidentally leaves, the cooldown is going to be short. If you are intentionally leaving to irritate people, then the cooldown starts to prevent that. It seems faultless.
     
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    In MCL the cooldown before you can join another game is i think 5-10 min so it could help keep players in game especially if they are just trying to troll
     
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    Do they lose all their points/kills if they leave mid game? if not, maybe is that a good idea?