So, it’s been about a year and a smidge since I last played competitive Gears of War 4, and I’ve logged in for the first time in a long while. I was winning matches but started getting Competitive Quit Deductions the second I began to play. Last I recall, I’ve NEVER backed out of a competitive match but I have been kicked because of connection. Every match since then I’ve been getting 10,000 XP & 200 credit deductions. Is this a common occurrence? I can’t seem to find anything reliable online.
The system also punishes people that lag out as well which is just asinine. It’s 2018, soon to be 2019. We have smart bombs that can travel miles and hit it’s target but yet a developer can’t get their software to understand between quitting and losing connection.
When developers implemented systems that would tell if people quit but didn’t punish people who didn’t select a quit option, people very very easily found ways around this, such as turning off their routers, ejecting their discs, or flooding their network with traffic to cause issues.
For a fun bit of false equivalence: we landed on the moon in 1969, so why don’t we have warp travel now?
In all seriousness a line needs to be drawn, and I for one think people with unstable connections shouldn’t be in ranked matches as it ruins the experience for others. People have only gotten the penalties the OP describes after failing to finish a significant number of matches.
Edit: Bonus points if anyone can tell me which game the host could quit by ejecting the disc with zero penalty
Have i ever told you you’re alright Ghost? But, did we REALLY land on the moon? To some, we did not land on the moon. However, many people also tend to believe that Hitler killed himself. But as all true historians know, Indiana Jones killed Hitler.
I am pointing out that its impossible to make a system that can tell whether people are intentionally quitting or losing connection.
For example, if my power or internet went out I would lose connection (which isnt my fault), but the same result would be achieved by me turning off my machine or router to quit a game (which would be my fault).