Why does this not count as a win?

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#1 Posted by g00ber (94 posts) -

So I played a single draft this morning. Chose Bloodseeker. We had an abandon before the game started, so now it's 4v5 - cool, whatever, not the end of the world. Our Gyro leaves at level 5... lame. Long story short the Skeleton King and I ended up carrying the game and we won 3v5 in under 30 minutes, yet I don't get a win for that?

Is it as simple as an abandon before the game = no win/no loss?

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#2 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

If someone abandons before 10 minutes the game won't be counted as either win or lose but the player who left will still get an abandon.

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#3 Posted by buft (3410 posts) -

Wait, so the rest carry on without the chance for a win or loss but leaving one of these games still nets you an abandon?

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#4 Posted by dbz1995 (4960 posts) -

I mean, you never know. Maybe the guys who left would have gone in, fed the enemy team, and then taken your Couriers to your team fights thinking they were controlling themselves. Teammates can be a hindrance!

Seriously though, it's pretty unfair for you, dude. At least it's better than in League, where they just don't recognise whether somebody has completely disconnected or not.

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#5 Posted by StaticFalconar (4919 posts) -

Well it wouldn't exactly be fair if the coin was on the other side and you lost a game that was handicapped (whether it was in your favor or not). The game even says when there is an abandon that the game is now free to leave with no repercussions. The only reason I would be pissed about it is if I actually cared about ladder rankings and stuff like that.

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#6 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

Yes that rule is there but to be fair it needs to be applied regardless which side had the first defect/drop or which side actually wins.

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#7 Posted by The_Drizzle (755 posts) -

@buft said:

Wait, so the rest carry on without the chance for a win or loss but leaving one of these games still nets you an abandon?

No, the original person that left the game gets the abandon, the game won't count so there is no reason to play on and everyone else can leave freely and not get penalized

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#8 Posted by g00ber (94 posts) -

The rule makes sense I suppose. It's a bummer to work that hard and play nearly flawlessly and not be rewarded with a win though.

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#9 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

@buft said:

Wait, so the rest carry on without the chance for a win or loss but leaving one of these games still nets you an abandon?

No, only the first person who leaves (or is afk for 5 min) gets an abandon after that everyone else can leave without getting an abandon.

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#10 Posted by IndieFinch (252 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

No, only the first person who leaves (or is afk for 5 min) gets an abandon after that everyone else can leave without getting an abandon.

This is correct. Once one person gets an abandon, the game is free to leave for everyone without penalty. If the game goes past the 10 min mark, then someone abandons...it still counts as a win or loss. If someone abandons before the 10 min mark, the game doesn't count for anything no matter who stays / leaves.

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#11 Posted by AcerbusIgnis (14 posts) -

@IndieFinch: Thanks for the info! I've been wondering about this for a while, but always forget to look it up after a game with an abandon.

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