It’s only been two weeks since Street Fighter V and it has already seen it’s fair share of rage quitters in online matches. In fact Capcom has been asking for players to submit evidence (i.e. video footage to them) of people rage quitting via their social media profiles. In an official blog post on Friday, Capcom announced that they are going to bring in some special counter measures for rage quitters and here’s how it works.
When playing ranked matches online in Street Fighter V, you get league points(LP). You win 65 LP every time you win a match and you lose 25 LP every time you lose a match. Straight forward but not too punishing.
Every week going forward, Capcom will do a sweep of all accounts on the PlayStation Network trying to find people who have high disconnect rates(between 80% and 90%) towards the end of a game. Those accounts who fall into that area will have their LP docked by quite a significant amount.
At this time, their is no ETA on when this will be turned into a system in the game. However, they have already punished 30 rage quitters in the last week. They will also continue to monitor those accounts to see if they need to take further action.
I don’t know about you but I think that rage quitting is still quite a big issue. I have seen countless videos on Youtube of honest gamers like me who have been rage quit upon and being robbed of league points that they have rightfully earned. I have not uploaded any videos anywhere of rage quitters but I have seen enough videos to know that this is a problem.
I am glad to see members of the fighting game community doing something about it by effectively naming and shaming the people who do it. Most important of all I want this to be a lesson to anyone who even wants to think about rage quitting. The reason this kind of stuff happens is because the people actually doing the rage quitting are not skilled enough. To them I say that you need to go and practise first. If winning is that important to you then you need to go into training mode, practise and then you will be able to win in the end.
What has your experience been of rage quitting? Do you find it to be as much of a problem as other gamers do? Let me know in the comments.