Simply Ant Feb 11, 2013 @ 4:58pm
Timeout for rage quiting
Just had an idea , what about a 15 min timeout for people who rage in game. I know questions like being invited to another game or if you crash. May stop some (not all) ragers
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Fletch Feb 11, 2013 @ 5:21pm 
Nice idea, unfortunately the problem is not quitters. The problem is that the bulk of the community are ragers, kickers and trolls.

I love this game. I hate the bulk of the community so so much.

Luckily for me I have many real life friends who play so usually I play friends only. If they are not available I would usually play single player than try online most of the time. Everytime I think about going back I think "maybe I was unlucky to meet such a bunch of ♥♥♥♥♥♥s last time". Almost every time I am disappointed with the attitude of the people I find. In my experience about 50% of players of this game are out to spoil the gaming experience of others who play.

Maybe instead of a timeout for rage quitting there could be a report function where if people get enough reports for unreasonable behaviour they get a short ban.
Simply Ant Feb 11, 2013 @ 6:58pm 
A nice idea also! But i want to target the ones who quit on the first screen because a bad start or other team all completes to the end. Nothing worse than waiting in a lobby for awhile starting the game and bam your back to lobby again. Just would like something to make this group think twice
Fletch Feb 11, 2013 @ 7:23pm 
I see what you mean, but sometimes I think it is understandable qutting straight away. Some servers are very poor and have annoying features or adverts. I admit I will quit after starting if I find myself on a poo server.
replica_velocity Feb 11, 2013 @ 9:23pm 
And sometimes, when your ping's being a pain, you can't see it till you're in game. I once did a finale alone because of a rage quit with randoms but you kinda have to live with it if you play a public game. I play public games mainly for two reasons, boredom and to find other decent players. And quitters aren't as annoying as jerks who decide to incap you and your teammate before you get in the rescue vehicle. But Friends-Only is probably your best bet.
Lunatix Feb 11, 2013 @ 9:42pm 
If you don't want ragequitters play with your friend it's all. You don't want play with someone ? Just block him he'll can't join your future games, absolutely don't need a penality system the black list is here for that. I have almost thousands of peoples blocked so i know what i'm talking about. Anyway i'm totally against a penality system, take the example of cs:go it's just a disaster so no, no and no. And even less a ban my god ! I'm not one of these guys but you're crazy it's just a video game let them leave if they want.
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Fletch Feb 12, 2013 @ 6:21am 
Originally posted by Lunatix:
Just block him he'll can't join your future games,

Is that correct? If I "block all communication" in the Steam friends area then we wont be matched up in L4D2, etc.
rad87gn Feb 12, 2013 @ 7:48am 
I just play with friends. Much more fun.
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Lunatix Feb 12, 2013 @ 8:00am 
Originally posted by Fletch:
Originally posted by Lunatix:
Just block him he'll can't join your future games,

Is that correct? If I "block all communication" in the Steam friends area then we wont be matched up in L4D2, etc.

Yes trust me (that only works on L4D), i don't find a lot of games anymore now but i don't care anyway i prefer playing with friends or bots.
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Dank maymays Feb 12, 2013 @ 9:18am 
I like the idea, but what when people have to leave a game because they have to go to work or school or maybe they quit because of high ping.
Simply Ant Feb 12, 2013 @ 1:44pm 
If you have to work or school then 15 mins will not matter in them cases. High pings people usually agree to return to lobby and choose a new server. I was playing today against a quality team, I was playing with newbies. Not very fair as i was last man standing fighting tank, smoker etc. I quit so i believe i should have been timeout because really i was letting the newbies down. Bad man i know but how do you think them guys felt about me
Simply Ant Feb 12, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
Lunatix , I am not talking about removing someone's arm or stone them with rock's . Its just a 15 minute cooling time, think about it ! How do you feel when you've quit? Maybe a little annoyed, after 15 mins how would you feel then. As for blocking mate i am not really into that , I think in 3 years I have blocked 4 people.
Lunatix Feb 12, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
You have the tool for don't play with ragequitters, if you don't use it don't complain. I'm out of this post.
Simply Ant Feb 12, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
Ok lunatix it is your right to withdraw, but what if the people who rage quit do not do anything else wrong. Personally I feel blocking them is a little harsh, this is why I am putting the topic up for discussion. It is not a post to insult you in anyway so i am sorry you feel you have to leave but a constructive happy medium.
ArrowTheUnicorn (Banned) Feb 12, 2013 @ 2:21pm 
Thought about this too, a 15 min restriction from joining another game. They should also add this to the first person to quit. After the first guy quits and gets his 15 min restriction, the rest can leave without hastle. It will make sure that when people start a new game and the first survivors make it to the safe room, the next survivors dont rage quit. Wont be full proof but it will discourage rage quiting, might be even better to restrict the rq for 30 mins.

Originally posted by BPRO USS_southdakota5 BE:
I like the idea, but what when people have to leave a game because they have to go to work or school or maybe they quit because of high ping.

Work or school or an urgent errand wouldn't matter if they are restricted from joining the next game for 30 mins, because they will be busy going. As for high ping, they can leave and spend the next 30 minutes fixing their ping.

Originally posted by Lunatix:
If you don't want ragequitters play with your friend it's all. You don't want play with someone ? Just block him he'll can't join your future games, absolutely don't need a penality system the black list is here for that. I have almost thousands of peoples blocked so i know what i'm talking about. Anyway i'm totally against a penality system, take the example of cs:go it's just a disaster so no, no and no. And even less a ban my god ! I'm not one of these guys but you're crazy it's just a video game let them leave if they want.

If I was to block every single person who I ever play with because they rage quit because they are getting dominated or we are getting dominated, I wouldn't be able to find a game in a week. Blocking isn't a solution, its a tool to weed out the few hackers and abusers. This restriction system is a solution to discourage people from leaving a game. It would be better to stay in a game that is in the finale, which would last no more than 10 minutes than leave a game and wait 15-30 minutes to be able to join another game.

Originally posted by Fletch:
Maybe instead of a timeout for rage quitting there could be a report function where if people get enough reports for unreasonable behaviour they get a short ban.

This could be integrated instead of an automatic restriction for quiting a game, the players go to the menu and report the recent players that they played with for rage quiting. Once there has been enough reports the person is given a restriction of an hour (to allow them to cool off). The question here would be how many reports until the person is restricted. Because as we know the kick function is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. If you have at least 1 other person on your team you can kick an innocent guy for anything you want. So it should be a number close to 20 reports which would mean about 3 full games of people reporting the rage quiter. 3 strikes and his out.


Alas we come to the truth of the thread. Although there can be many effective ways of discouraging players from rage quiting, valve does not have the balls to do any of it. Would have prefered valve to allocate the resources they put towards workshop, on using it towards solutions to simple problems like this.
Fletch Feb 12, 2013 @ 2:23pm 
Originally posted by Lunatix:
You have the tool for don't play with ragequitters, if you don't use it don't complain. I'm out of this post.

LOL, even rage quit from here!

Also FYI this discussion is a thread, each persons comment is a post.

Yes, repect olivia - 15 mins or so was the kind of level I was thinking exactly. It would stop people going from game to game quitting out or trolling endlessly. They couldnt make an hours worth of trolling out of that, they would only be able to affect 3-4 games if they were truly determined to cause trouble. Further, it would not affect people with genuine reasons for quitting - it is not so bad to wait 15 mins for an hour of zombie killing.
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