I was watching a machinma video on Black ops where the guy was talking about how Black ops shouldn’t let people join a game that is already in progress. He then went on to talk about how people should be punished for leaving a game early. Below I am going to list my suggestions on this issue and talk about them.
Joining a game in progress
One of the worst things to happen is when you join a game and your team loses. It doesn’t feel fair, and it gets recorded as a loss on the combat record. The machinma video I watched talked about giving players a choice whether to join a game in progress or not. I disagree with that, I think if that games that in progress should actually be locked out when on match making.
Punishment for quitting early.
The video also said that De-Ranking players would be a good way of punishing them, that might work on games such as Halo 3, but when it comes to black ops, I think its a bit harsh. What happens if you disconnect? What happens if your connection goes off if your in a middle of a game? However, what I would do is give time for players to quit the match, and after the first kill the “quit” option is locked out. That way players can choose to stay or leave, however if they choose to stay they have to finish the whole match.
Or another good punishment would be to take COD points away. You should take away 50% of their score in COD points. So for example if you get 1000 points, and you quit you lose 500 COD points. That way players will be more inclined to remain in the game, and no one loses their rank either.
These are just some suggestions, they are not the best but I think they should at least give them a shot. If you have better suggestions let me know.