Thanks for all of your feedback over the last couple weeks. In our post, we talked about a of issues with the Meet Your Match update and what we were doing to address them. Here's a quick recap on what has happened since then:.
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It's never cool to bail from your multiplayer game mid-match. It may mean that you won't get another "L" on your record, but it also means you're a quitter who lets his or her team down. Valve has begun to crack down on people quitting Team Fortress 2 's new Mann vs. Machine mode mid-match.
Bidwell's drummed up some penalties for any coward he catches running away from the frontlines. If any of you cowards out there find these penalties too harsh, don't worry about it, because see Point 1 I am coming for you.
Whatever penalties you get will seem like a day at the Being Afraid store or wherever it is cowards like to shop when I get my big angry hands on your beady little he. There is a difference between leaving a game and "abandoning" it.
It is considered "abandoning" a game if all of the following circumstances are met:. Otherwise, it is safe to disconnect a game without being considered an "abandoner.
July 22, - tf2 team
At first, nothing. Sometimes you lose your Internet connection and cannot get back online to re.
And sometimes, you just have to go. Penalties will be imposed on players who repeatedly abandon games.
These players will be temporarily placed in a low-priority pool and will experience longer matchmaking times. Q: If I'm thinking about leaving a game, how can I tell if I'd be "abandoning" it?? When you press the Disconnect button on the Main Menu, a prompt will confirm one of three things: that you are not abandoning the game and that it is safe to leave; that you are abandoning the game but will not incur a penalty; or that you are abandoning the game and will incur matchmaking penalties by disconnecting. Note that leaving a game by pressing the Disconnect button ensures that you will never incur a penalty without prior warning.
However, if you disconnect through any other means, such as typing "disconnect" or "quit" on the console, or by accepting a Steam invite, no prompt will be displayed, and you may incur penalties without being notified.
If you crash or lose your Internet connection, your spot on the game server will be reserved for you to re within three minutes. If you do not re within three minutes, you will be treated as if you had quit the game intentionally.
After a crash or loss of Internet connection, restarting TF2 will give you a prompt to reclaim your spot. This prompt will also tell you what if any penalties you will incur by declining. If you meet the abandonment criteria outlined above "What is "abandoning" a game?
If you are automatically kicked due to inactivity, you are considered to have quit intentionally. You may be considered to have abandoned the game if the other abandonment criteria "What is "abandoning" a game?
If you are vote-kicked by other players, you are not considered to have quit intentionally and will not be considered to have abandoned the game. Attention, Cowards! It takes way more than 3 minutes to recover from a computer crash for me. The A. By Kirk Hamilton.