OK, this believe it or not, is a serious post, about a SERIOUS problem.
I will give the problem, possible solutions, AND WHY I THINK IT IS A PROBLEM.
If I somehow offend you, I think you as a player are part of the problem AND DEFINITELY are NOT part of the Solution.
Problem: People going AFK for even 1 minute, let alone THE WHOLE MATCH (example: someone goes idle AND only moves when THEY DIE, or get booted. Or someone goes idle for EVEN 1 (ONE) Minute 1 time, let alone 5 separate times in one match.
Why is this a problem (IN RANKED KOTH): At any point when anyone goes idle, it essentially gives the other team an advantage or at the very least PUTS your WHOLE team at a DISADVANTAGE!! Simply because it doesn’t matter if it is one person for 1 minute or 2 for 20 minutes, there is essentially a 5v4 (or worse) the whole time said person(s) are AFK. This has personally caused me to lose a lot of matches as well, I would go as far as saying, ALL OF THEM, because I rarely if ever have lost a match without either an idle player (5 minutes idle time or more) OR A QUITTER. I know this because I pay attention.
Solution(s) : Force these players TO PLAY SOCIAL the amount of times they go AFK for (I’ll
be nice 2 minutes or more in a round. Example someone spends (somehow) a whole 10 minute round (seen it) AFK. They should be forced to(however long it takes) to complete 5 social matches in a row without going AFK for more than 10 minutes. If this takes an hour, day, week, month, or a year, GOOD!!!
GIVE BREAKS IN MATCHES?? I know it sounds silly, but I have personally watched people, basically take a break after EVERYTHING they do. Kill someone, take a break, break the hill, take a break, heck i’ve even seen one or more of them be AFK, take a step and go AFK AGAIN!!
Perhaps we could make a new playlist?? Whichever team can have the most players spend the most time AFK and STILL MANAGE TO WIN, win??
PUNISH THEM (MY FAVORITE): Give them an AUTOMATIC LOSS and not 1 but the 4 extra that they caused. Because they essentially caused 5 losses and make these losses count towards their DROP IN RANK. Ban them!! Just like it sounds, for example, everyone gets a set number of AFK minutes every week, month, season, doesn’t really matter. Go 15 minutes in a week, banned 15 minutes, do it again 30, again 1 hour, pretty simple. Everybody has same amount everyone gets the same punishment, DOUBLED EACH TIME!!! Funny, I have played 1300+ matches of ranked KOTH and I might have spent 20 minutes TOTAL AFK.
Make Ranked into something that must be earned to play: For Example change Ranked Placement system the following way(s). Increase # of matches from 5 to 10 AND ADD 5 game PROBATION PEROID!! In these 15 matches you must do the following: Do not quit in 15 consecutive RANKED Matches AND in the 15 Ranked Matches spend no more than 30 minutes AFK Total. For example you play 9 straight games and you never quit but either quit or reach AFK total time. YOU START OVER!! PEROID, BECAUSE YOU DON’T DESERVE TO PLAY RANKED MATCHES (in my opinion). Notice that I said 10, this is because after Ranked Placement the player essentially gets a clean slate. However if they can’t play 5 consective matches without quitting or 10 minutes AFK, they will start over when AND ONLY when this is done. Now if you lose power etc. (basically quit by no fault of your own) you get a freebie(s) as long as you didn’t leave on purpose, ie to play FORTNITE. However the ban portion still is in effect as stated above. Is this an easy thing to do?? YES IT IS!! EITHER PLAY THE GAME (RANKED) or DON’T!! If you quit or go AFK THEN YOU ARE NOT PLAYING!! It’s really not hard and as stated above I rarely if ever QUIT OR GO AFK. If I quit I either lost connection or I am REPORTING AND BLOCKING THE VERY AFK PLAYERS AND QUITTERS (EVERY ONE)!!
Or last (but the best) solution: Stay out of Ranked by playing Social or earn the right to play and follow the rules or be banned OR STAY IN YOUR OTHER GAME, PLEASE!!!
If you have better (more) solutions please share and DO NOT give excuses OR push the blame to ANYBODY ELSE!! Did I mention, that in 1300+ Ranked KOTH matches I have been AFK maybe 30 minutes TOTAL AND QUIT MAYBE 15 matches?? Probably, because I am either reporting someone or I’m tired of losing BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEM!!