It’s because not every single match I play takes 30 minutes to find. I was using 30 minutes as an example of times where early surrendering REALLY kills your interest in continuing to play. Most matches I find take anywhere from 2-10 minutes, which I find bearable as I truly do love and enjoy the game. Yes, even enough love to endure the occasional 30 minute wait.
And sorry, but clearly 300 matches haven’t been enough for you to realise that ‘3-5 minutes’ is nowhere near enough time to determine the outcome of the match. Unless you literally only play Capture or something (in which case you have my sympathy), Incursion and Meltdown will offer much opportunity for late blooming characters to make mighty comebacks.
Characters like El Dragón, Boldur, Attikus, etc, all take quite a bit of minion killing/station building to really hit their sweet spots, but once you do, you feel it.
The reason I feel surrender should be removed entirely is that it has no place in a video game. Why on earth even buy the game if you don’t want to play it? If the match is honestly too much for you to take, then press Pause and select Quit. There is no need whatsoever to drag the rest of your team mates down with a Surrender. People sat and waited for the wonky matchmaking to find 9 players to begin with and just because things aren’t instantly going your way, just because you aren’t instantly winning, you want to give up?
Screw that. On a platform as dead as PC, I would much rather be playing and losing than searching. I didn’t buy the digital deluxe version of Match Searcher Simulator 2k16, I bought Battleborn.
And besides, the earlier you surrender the less credits and experience you get, so not only are you robbing a full lobby of a match, you’re also robbing them of extra currencies and levels.
Seriously, just stop and think about it for a second. Out of 10 people total, it only takes 3 of them to end an entire match. Sorry, but 3 out of 10 ain’t a majority. If those 3 can’t take it, they can leave.
It also creates an unbelievably toxic approach to losing matches by a lot of players. I recall certain players who will literally insta-surrender the moment we’re a man down, I’ve even witnessed the opposite team attempting surrender because they were getting killed a lot despite actually winning the match score-wise, please even attempt to explain that to me.
Then you’ve got the guys that don’t get their way and instead run around the map doing nothing or simply sit in spawn. So it becomes clear that the Surrender is not for their benefit but to grief those who want to play, because if they legitimately did not want to play, then they would simply leave, but no, they have to ruin it for the other players.
Surrender is a joke, and it needs to go.