So, Ashbweh is slightly annoyed and has to make a thread about it…
I’ve had a relaxed day, just been chilling and I thought I’d hop onto Battleborn for the night.
It starts the game as a 4v5. I politely ask the DC’ed guy if he is coming back, to which they say “sorry I joined my friends lobby”. Thanks. So he goes off with his buddy care free, leaving me in a crappy situation. And they get absolutely no punishment for leaving at the start of the game. Great.
So the game goes on and one teammate is constantly trying to surrender, even when we were winning at one point. Why is that even an option? Then, to put the nail in the coffin (or whatever the saying is), he friggin leaves the game, when we’re WINNING!
And what does he lose? A bit of exp, I’m sure he doesn’t really care.
But I care.
I’m tryna have fun here but people just gotta ruin it with their “Oh no I died so I’m gonna quit” or “Our sentry took 1 point of damage I’m gonna surrender”. It ruins the game.
I hate surrendering with a bloody passion.
Now, I know there is nothing Gearbox can do about people, but they can put in some safegaurds in for people who despise it.
Bot replacements - I think this has been mentioned somewhere before and it’s not the worst idea. Even though the bots are kinda dumb, it would be nice having something to take some of the damage.
Lock matchmaking for players who DC from games - Take my example from my story, this guy who joined their friends lobby should not be able to search for a game with their friend, it should pop up with the message saying they need to join their current game.
Banning - Okay, this is a controversial one as the playerbase isn’t big enough to be chucking bans around, and it could drive players away from the game. Then again, these quitters are driving me away from the game because I usually get off after an annoying game like that, so maybe the deserve to be punished with a small ban?
Don’t actually start the match if someone DC’s in character select - I know this works for when people’s names don’t appear, but when it has the red symbol next to their name, the game will carry on. Maybe this should be changed?
Take the surrender option out of the game - So many people I know despise it and always have. It is just so annoying. Whether it’s your teammates who surrender for you or the other team surrendering early, it just ruins the fun. If you’re getting stomped, try and fight back and don’t just give up. It’s a rarity that games end with a good comeback because of surrenders.
Invite a friend - I’m not sure if this could be implemented into the game but it’s worth a shout. If someone DC’s then I can invite my friend to take their space. Of course there’s the problem that the DC’er may want to join back, so I’m not sure about this one.
Although I’m never gonna quit Battleborn cus I love the game, it does drive me away for a couple hours or so, and is pretty much the only reason I get off of it.
So, thoughts on this? Obviously I’m a little annoyed here