Well, here is my two cents:
While I do agree that people often drop games before they are lost, you are being absolutely ridiculous if you insist that players remain in the game to the bitter end. Have you seen pro Starcraft games?
The term ragequit is usually used when someone gets upset over the performance of his team, or his inability to deal with the enemy and quits due to anger. Noone said that people should ALWAYS stay until the bitter end, even though as you will see, most of the time they could just as well do that.
Therefore; if I am playing against you, and your team is spanking my team, Warscore 10-5, you have 20 combined kills, and we have 1, I'm going to quit. This isn't 'rage-quitting'. This is acknowleding that you've already won; this is admission of defeat. Go ahead and comp-stomp for the favor.
If that happens, you can be sure that there will be giants banging down your citadel in seconds anyway, so there really is no point in you quitting, as the game will be over in a few minutes. The only thing achieved by quitting are:
- a 30 second wait (/player) for the remaining players
- a loss of favor points for you
- an increase of your disconnects stat.
- a loss of reputation, unless ofc you excuse yourself in public chat before leaving.
What my problem is with people justifying ragequitting is that most of the ragequitters are stupid and have no sense of the game. They will quit after five minutes, when the enemy team gets a lucky few kills or even mid game, when they seem to be dominating and they die.
They feel right and justified by your type of posts even though they did the utterly stupid and gave up the fight before it was really over.
All that being said, it's ridiculous when people quit 2 minutes into the game. There should be a negative favor hit for that, or some other form of penalty. You shouldn't quit because you were the first enemy kill; you shouldn't quit because you were stupid and fought inside the enemies towers.
And yet they are singing the same stupid lines about how their noob opponent kamikazes into the enemy all the time, using the same lines as an excuse for their quit, as you just used.
To all the pro-ragequitters out there, let me quote two stories of mine:
Story 1: 3v3 game on leviathan. We were holding the flags most of the time, having a warscore advantage, but two of my teammates were pounded really badly by the enemy. In fact the enemy had a level advantage of about 3 or 4 on each one of us. I notice one of my teammates saying in ally chat:
TM - I'm going to leave.
Me - Why?
TM - We die too much.
Me - But we are winning (we werent at that time, but the game was far from being over as well)
TM - I dont think so.
Me - But we are.
He did stay. 5 minutes later we've reached warscore lvl10, upgraded to giants and won the game.
Me - That much for you leaving.
TM - Lol. I was stupid.
Let me quote that line okay?
Lol. I was stupid.
Story 2: In a 3v3 game tonight we were getting a beating. The enemy (a team of three assassin demigods) was owning us real bad. They did clear a way to our citadel and kept harassing us there. We were having a slight advantage in warscore due to us having the majority of the flags earlier in the game for a while, but generally speaking the warscores were close and the enemy did have a good 3-5 level lead on us. They used the money to buy items, so we were really screwed whenever we had to fight one of them. It seemed to be a losing fight and yet we have won. We did agree to save up money for giants, and when we got there, we made a desperate grab for the portal flags and locked them. The giants allowed us to retake the map, and by the time they managed to upgrade to giants as well, we've already caplocked one of their portals.
Now .. suffice to say, that the game was played with decent players, but a typical ragequitter would have left about half an hour earlier, when it did really look like we are done.
No.. i will not get over it, as ragequitting - as the name implies - has nothing to do with honor. Its simply a stupid act of rage motivated by selfishness and anger, completely ignoring the ill effects such a decision has for the teammates.