If you have a habit of repeatedly quitting a game before it ends, you might not sit too well with Capcom. The company has just announced that they will institute punishments for Street Fighter V gamers who like to quit in order to avoid the negative consequences of losing (aka rage quitters).
Apparently, the Japanese game developer has received quite a lot of complaints regarding these untrustworthy gamers, creating a whole string of frustrations for people who are actually invested in the game.
The announcement came last week on Capcom’s official Unity site and was accompanied by a crowdsourcing request made by the company, asking their community members to point out the people who they believed were rage-quitters.
Using the information provided by the gamers and verifying it with their own data, the company was able to conclude that certain players had disconnect rates of 80-90% and also unrealistic win statistics, all attributed to massive rage quitting.
The company explained in their post that even though they had a pretty good idea about which players were abusing the system, they were reluctant to start implementing punishments without actual proof.
For this purpose, the information provided by their community members was extremely helpful in determining the exact “offenders” who were constantly cheating their way out of the game.
In order to put an end to this frustrating practice, the company says it will implement weekly punishments for players who have high disconnect rates, coupled with unrealistic win statistics.
I know what you’re thinking. What happens if my internet connection drops? Don’t worry. Capcom will not punish those instances, only real quitters who like to drop out of a game when they feel they are about to lose.
As a punishment, the company will reduce the cheaters’ League Points, which will then lower their online ranking. This is something that the publisher has already started implementing. Since last week, they have penalized around 30 players from their system, by docking their League Points.
According to the company’s official post, if players log into their account and see that their LP and Rank has diminished significantly, then they can take that as a warning.
In the future, Capcom will focus on monitoring the accounts of their repeat offenders and alter their League Points accordingly and in the meantime they will try to come up with a permanent solution for this problem.
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