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Please add a Deserter debuff!

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Please add a Deserter debuff!

chriswier's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 02:47 PM | #1
With the current state of PvP and faction-imbalance, and the never-ending runs of Huttball people are turning to deserting and re-queueing than playing Huttball. On Sith Wyrm imperial side, it is pretty ridiculous right now. Most Huttball games we will have 3-4 drops before the match even starts. If one side is full, usually the other is not and the team with less gets steam-rolled. Even on an even-even matched game, the first score will see people on the "losing" side losing 2-3 players quickly.

Something needs to be done to penalize players who drop out from re-queueing immediately (or within a few minutes) to get a new match and hopefully something other than Huttball.

I would propose two things:
1. Deserter debuff - 15 minutes before you can requeue.
2. Valor debuff - 15 minutes of no valor from any source, and no credit for all PvP dailies.

I think the reasoning for #1 is pretty obvious, but I think that #2 is needed as well. A lot of people currently go to Ilum to run circles collecting armaments or gang-jumping the few Republic around, while waiting in warzone queues. These people especially are trying to get additional valor from warzones, or just trying to progress their PvP Ilum quests. These people are also the folks I see popping in-and-out of warzones quite frequently. Implementing these debuffs would encourage people to stay for a whole Huttball instead of ditching right after loading in.

Additionally, I think that if the queue pops and you don't accept it you should get the deserter debuff as well. It is fairly easy to group up with three other people to queue, and then only have one person load in to check if it is Huttball again. Everyone who gets a queue and then doesn't accept it should get a Deserter debuff.

Azhaell's Avatar

01.30.2012 , 02:49 PM | #2
Yep take out the only advantage of play rep that is not have to hutball sure man make thys game a only one faction empire and just let it die in a shadow corner of the net.

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01.30.2012 , 02:52 PM | #3
Recently released MMO with various boot to character screen & CTD bugs introduces punishment for leaving matches!

Brilliant idea!
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LasagnaSurfer's Avatar

08.24.2017 , 10:59 AM | #4
Yes please add a deserter debuff.

We consistently have matches where we play with less than 8 because one or two people rage quit the first minute then constantly reque and requit into the same match over and over again.

I think a 15 or 30 minute deserter debuff would improve the quality of life for the non-raging pvp community dramatically.
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Foambreaker's Avatar

08.24.2017 , 11:11 AM | #5
They should add desertions to the win loss stats.

EDIT Yes +1 on the debuff as well.

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08.24.2017 , 11:31 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Foambreaker View Post
They should add desertions to the win loss stats.

EDIT Yes +1 on the debuff as well.
I love that.
Zwoop <Harbingers of Valhalla> & <Raiders of Valhalla> Satele Shan

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08.24.2017 , 11:36 AM | #7
yes please add a debuff so i can rage afk at the node LOL
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08.24.2017 , 12:07 PM | #8
Deserter debuff sounds fine. But not on someone who misses a pop.

If i miss a pop by a second, and then not only cant requeue to even attempt to make it in, but additionally have to wait 15 minutes to play, id probably stop playing that game for the night. I think that scenario is more common than the peeking activity you're referring to.
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08.24.2017 , 12:18 PM | #9
instead of a desert debuff, maybe fix huttball map/bugs and totally op roll which just killed it
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08.24.2017 , 12:40 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Thaladan View Post
instead of a desert debuff, maybe fix huttball map/bugs and totally op roll which just killed it
Here come the deserter excuses, should we have a best excuse contest?