I have an idea to help with leavers in ranked matches. I know I keep referring to Rocket League however it is relevant since it is also a ranked online 3 v 3 game and they’ve got it right on so many levels so here’s my suggestion…
There is nothing more frustrating than one or more players leaving and the rest of the team will almost inevitably lose the game and then rank as a result.
In Rocket League if a fellow team mate abandons you, he or she will be replaced quickly by another player who was waiting to join a match. On one hand it is frustrating to join a match that is near the end and they’re losing however on the other hand you get a replacement when you’re down. I’ve joined games in rocket league and helped them bring it back when they thought they were going to lose. The team always appreciates this.
This could also speed up matchmaking since rather than have the player wait in quickplay for 2 other players to be available, there could also be a number of games with only 2 players left that have a free spot. Maybe you are in a lobby with a friend and you both end up joining someone that was left on their own against a team of 3 and suddenly not all hope is gone. I’m sure this could be implemented. Granted, their player base is HUGE but I think it would work.
Also in Rocket League, you get a 5 minute ban for leaving, a timer is added to quickplay and you cannot play until the 5 minutes is up. If you frequently leave matches this will increase. This stops players from just abandoning matches when they are losing and jumping straight into another one.
What are your thoughts?