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What dropout timer would you prefer?

5 seconds
4 (21.1%)
10 seconds
3 (15.8%)
15 seconds
9 (47.4%)
20 seconds
2 (10.5%)
45 seconds
1 (5.3%)

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What time-out limit would you prefer?
« on: March 31, 2021, 07:16:05 PM »
The brains trust has just implemented an awesome improvement to the game by reducing the time-out limit. However, there has been conflicting opinions as to which limit works best.

What do you prefer? If you prefer other times, feel free to state which and why!
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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2021, 07:24:46 PM »
0 second, no laggers
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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2021, 07:25:23 PM »
5 sec is perfect...

If someone drop other players like garbage, then dont let them watch or play in ur games.

People must be educate.

Learning to not drop a player is a part of that education, but if a watcher lag my games i dont want to wait wait 45 or 15 sec.

5 sec is perfect!

Drop these laggers and educates peoples to not drop players.

Thats the way to go...
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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2021, 08:18:30 PM »
it's not about educating, some sore losers will disc the winning player if the winning player is having a lag spike. you can't stop lag spikes, they happen.
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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 08:42:09 PM »
I mean, people can tab in or out (mostly watchers) and use up 5ish seconds and nobody who is playing really cares. Even if it's 3 and 2 seconds in a short period of time they can be dropped. Plus, sometimes people can turn off other programs or something if their RAM/CPU is overloaded. It's also not uncommon for someone to lag the first 5-10 seconds of the game and then be good the rest of the game. You don't want a 20min game ruined because of 5 seconds.

Also, if there could be an auto save feature before the drop, that would be cool! :)

Yes, its 2021 but we are also playing a super old game. Browsers take up a TON of RAM. I feel like there are a decent amount of people working with older machines.

Final thought, 5 seconds = RIP BRZ


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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2021, 09:01:35 PM »
I mean, people can tab in or out (mostly watchers) and use up 5ish seconds and nobody who is playing really cares. Even if it's 3 and 2 seconds in a short period of time they can be dropped. Plus, sometimes people can turn off other programs or something if their RAM/CPU is overloaded. It's also not uncommon for someone to lag the first 5-10 seconds of the game and then be good the rest of the game. You don't want a 20min game ruined because of 5 seconds.

Also, if there could be an auto save feature before the drop, that would be cool! :)

Yes, its 2021 but we are also playing a super old game. Browsers take up a TON of RAM. I feel like there are a decent amount of people working with older machines.

Final thought, 5 seconds = RIP BRZ

But the dude who will ruin the game after 5 second, do he will not ruin the game after 15 or 45 sec? He will still drop you bro!

It's not a question of time, 15 or 45 will bring the same god damn result, the bad loser will drop you anyway!

It's not about time, it's about education!

If i do a 1v1 and we have six watchers, i prefere to drop those watchers lagger in 5 sec instead of 45...

When i play, i am in a kinda trance, if you broke that trance for 45 sec then you can say you just drop my game bro!
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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 01:17:55 AM »
5 seconds and auto-perm ban from server for lagging.
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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 04:48:45 AM »
someone to lag the first 5-10 seconds of the game and then be good the rest of the game
It's too hard to close all shitty software BEFORE switch to the game?
Also Alt-Tabbing lag is a annoying behavior of a watcher. Perhaps using Alt + Enter will help.


if the winning player is having a lag spike
This * is kinda less 1% of all games.

you can't stop lag spikes, they happen
If YOU can't stop or minimize it - need to work for some better connection method (or ISP)... not to spoil other people's games by ruining micro, not to force others to wait pointlessly in 90% or more of cases.

Q.E.D: you are lagging and want to keep others waiting, very selfish - same as using lagging Wi-Fi when cable can be easily obtained.


"Let's wait for the lagging man" is a matter of goodwill from the rest of the players.
If ppl really want to play with lagger, because they want to finish fair game or just because he is good/neutral person, they will wait after 5 seconds have elapsed anyway.

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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2021, 07:52:26 AM »
15 seconds makes a lot more sense
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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2021, 09:41:47 AM »
Going from 45 to 5 is kind of extreme right away. 15 is a good medium.
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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2021, 04:34:12 PM »
If I'm lagging, I can often Tab out of Warcraft 2, disconnect from my Wi-Fi, reconnect to my Wi-Fi, and resume the game with absolutely no problems. That probably takes me like 20 seconds
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Re: What time-out limit would you prefer?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2021, 08:10:20 PM »
Voted for 45 seconds but I think we need 90 seconds, u can get some tea, think about your game & your life while waiting.

Also Serenity will lose all his re5pect if we reduce DISC time. 10 seconds disc ain't serious!