I’ve been playing on PS4 since the open beta and I’ve been noticing that, for me, the rate of players who drop has risen substantially. Whereas in the beta it was only a few Incursion matches, after full release at least 85% of my games have been decided by players either dropping out or petulantly sitting in the spawn because no one is respecting their surrender attempts. It’s a good thing that story mode counts as ‘matches’ otherwise I would have never unlocked Toby.
I’ve been told by my experienced MOBA friends that this is an issue with MOBAs in general, but as a player I feel powerless against it. It’s not like I should report them for this activity, but I just wish I had a way to block them from ever being matched against me.
I know that this is a problem without a clear solution, but I was curious what disincentives were put in place to dissuade players from unsportsmanlike activity like this. I understand adding any such check to matchmaking would be a pain. Hell, I waited for 10 minutes yesterday to get matched up, but with wait times like that I’d like to the chance to at least have a chance of playing for longer than it took to join the game.