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Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 26
09-14-2013, 07:55 PM
No, we don't. Consider: Many matches are not held with the intention of completing them: They're purely testing and sparring matches. Two single players are not there to run up the kill counter, merely to fight until whatever thing they wanted to test or prove has been proven. Others simply stalemate, and some kind of resolution is declared by agreement.

Even if this applied only to public matches, the fact of the matter is, leaver penalties have not been demonstrated to improve behavior. In fact, they simply promote new, more obnoxious forms of jackassery, like AFKers. Without a leaver penalty, you can just all agree to ditch these losers and let them sit in the room alone without letting them know about it. With one, you're stuck in there as a captive audience, just like what happens with STFs.