I lol'd at Polygon actually reviewing the console. Like a write up is all good and fine, but associating a number with it is kind of silly.
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Why, if someone leaves the game, is the remaining person not given a forfeit based win? Oh wait, its probably to prevent friends from collaborating to rack up wins in these activities. Would a punitive system be better then? If someone leaves the game could they be punished by barring them from playing in those events for a while? People with a legitimate reason for having to leave the game would complain and cause a big stink. Hmmm...to not be penalized, would a text message have to be sent by the leaving player with an excuse of some kind? Difficult to implent properly. A reporting function with the stats of the game that could automatically show that a leaving player left immediately after being disadvantaged by the score, or just before losing? I don't know how that last option would work exactly but fuck it its the best idea I've got as I brain stream out onto this comment.
Everyone has their reasons for having to quit a game early. Whether it be due to an un-forseen situation or from an act of sore losing. I personally have a kid. So i'll often have to step away amidst online play. It's not ideal for me but it comes with the responsibility of parenthood. A loss is a loss and i'll take one when i have to. Yea, the guy that i played against could have had a situation arise suddenly. It's totally possible. But it's also possible that he decided that he didn't want to take the loss and simply quit. In that situation, a quitting "block" could be put in place. If you're in the final round of any game type. Don't allow the person to quit. Or maybe prompt the player that "quitting at this point will be seen as a forfeit and considered a loss". This prevents players from mining wins by starting a match and quitting out immediately. You'll actually have to play the game to it's finish. Same with golf. Thats a long and tedious game. If i were to play a full 8 holes against a stranger only to see him quit and not be rewarded for my time spent playing YOUR game. I'd be pretty ticked.
@theht: Yeah, you'd think that this practically universal gaming issue would be solved. But no. You get a slap on the wrist for quitting and nothing for staying. It pretty much renders the point of those activities useless.
So tonight I decided to take time away from the rampant violence of GTA:O. I figured a game of tennis would be a nice change of pace, and it was, until I was about to serve up for the match point. This'll be easy I thought. Then I saw it. "Player has left the game". "Wrrrrrry?" I cried. But wait, surely I'll get some sort of payout for this. Nope. Just got kicked back into the lobby. So thanks Rockstar. I learned my lesson. And I'll spread the news about my findings. Don't waste your time with tennis or golf duders. Doing so is a fools errand.