I’ve been sitting on Onyx 3 for a week. I was literally within 1 win of hitting Diamond numerous times. And every time I somehow draw some ham and egger RANDOM team mate that quits.
I worked late last night, and decided to play a few before bed. Drew an opposing team that was average. Period. Very average. Literally within the first minute of the match a team mate of mine quit. FIRST MINUTE. We lost 2-0 but were within 15 points of winning both matches. Having a 4th we would have won walking away. So, I lost 1,000 points for that. I tell myself, “maybe he is young and his mom nade him get off”. So, I go check his profile. He is playing Fortnite. He quit a match within the 1st minute, hosed everyone on the team to go play Fortnite. I’m not hating on Fortnite, but it couldn’t have waited 30 minutes. ?
I say F it…ill go again. This time again, opposing team was decent. Better than the first draw. But I also happened to get 2 Masters players on my team.and another Onyx. We are five minutes into the match, and WINNING by 20 points or so…and lo and behold the other Onyx player quits. WHILE WE ARE WINNING i think, “maybe he dc’d and he will be back”. Nope. Never popped back in. We wound up losing 2-0 again, but again very very close matches playing 3-4. Definitely would have won those as well. So, instead of breaking into diamond, I’m now sitting at just barely inside Onyx 3…almost back to Onyx 2.
Obviously the punishment for quitting in Ranked isnt harsh enough to be any type of deterrent. Something needs to give. Maybe after 2;quits you start losing rank. Like you are dropped from Onyx to Gold. And you lose the tier cosmetic reward unless you regain that rank. And then on your fourth quit you start back at Bronze 1 with no cosmetics unless you regain that rank. And on 5th quit you can’t play ranked again until next Operation.
And lastly, taking points away from the team mates whose only affiliation to the quitter is through random match making assignment is just unfair. I didn’t want the player to quit. I’ve got no problem giving the other team points for the win, but don’t take points from me because I lost. I shouldn’t lose my buy in points. Just leave me at the exact same place I was when I entered the match. That is fair. Being de-ranked bc of quits just doesn’t even make sense. I could see if we were a 4stack and 1 of us quits. That’s on the team. But not randoms whom I don’t know. Please think about changing the system. Sincerely