@dode74 said in Concession Rule Discussion:
First problem: the vast, vast majority of games in MM don't have any players with 51SPP or more.
Second problem: how do you know it was dummy-spitting rather than a legitimate problem? You can be as sceptical as you like about the timing, but you have to admit it is entirely possible that they lost power (or whatever) at that point. Is it fair to give people permanent punishments for what may be legitimate issues?
First I dont know if you have stats that show the vast majority of games in MM don't have any players with 51SPP or more, I am sure you do as you always seen to have a well of information and cool stats i normally cant find till you link, however I can onlt say when i use my 1500+ TV teams i never seem to have a problem getting a game and the teams i face all have 2 or more 51+ spp players (note I dont trim or min max my teams and so often am up the higher TV range)
second you're right it could have been power or anything, my network resets sometimes and though i normally get back in before 5 min is up, I have been known to lose a game or 2 because it didnt load fast enough (thinks back to a game I was 3-1 up 1 turn to go had it in the bag and bam, i was so pissed off)
however I would have been fine with the loss of 1 or both of my players that at that time were over 51 spp, if its in the rules that fine by me, I may be sad and in morning for those brave guys, bless their digital hearts, but would only last a few minutes as I realize stuff them for leaving my team they had no loyalty
so in answer to that question, yes, yes it is fair to give people permanent punishments for what may be legitimate issues
those that have them are few compared to the many that dummy-spitters out there. Too many times it happens that the player has a problem right after rolling double skulls and had no prior problem before hand in the game
players with legitimate issues often you see them time out, come back and so on throughout the game
we don't need to pamper bad behavior because some one 1 time may, or may not have a legitimate issue at some point. we do it too much as it is IRL
Be accountable for your actions is my moto. The concession rule is in the rules, so use them. And really if some one gets so upset at losing a digital heart because of legitimate issues, then I think the loss of that thing on the screen is the least of their problems and they should seek medical advise, therapy and not play a GAME on a PC or xbox
Edit: also side note i have a fling team in col atm with 4 wins and 1 loss, 2 of those wins came from concedes just before i could score, i have missed out on lost of SPP because of it (you just have to watch the game to know why I say this) now I know those players would not have suffered from the rule as all low teams, but that behavior can be habit forming, personly i dont want them even playing the game, but if and when they get to the upper TV it would be nice to know that it may have them think twice before they quit... hell they may find that by not quitting (because of the rule) that being forced to play, they turn that game round and win it as i have many times. It is only then that the habit may be broken and then that is one less dummy spitter and now a real coach and player.