A possible solution to AFKer in PVE and PVP is a minimum activity threshold, like do so much damage or team healing or something and you get loot, don't meet the threshold no loot. This could also stop those who troll by using melee weapons only during STFs. This should be easy to since damage and healing are tracked in PVP.
Also a possible solution to the troll leavers could be leaving say two STFs in 30 minutes is a 5 hour account penalty, cause it really hard to justify leaving two STFs in such a short period of time. I would make it apply only to if you hit the quit button not get disconnected, this could be done by detecting the next screen your game sees if you hit the quit button you go back into the game this gets a penalty but if you're disconnected you get a re-log-in screen no penalty, plus if you log back in don't you go back into the STF? At least that's the way I remember.
But I'm pretty sure if a troll really wanted to they would find a way around both of these too.
Well, what if you get temporarily banned by mistake?
In other words, what if you joined the wrong queue and had to leave it right away, and you get 1 hour banned for it?
Doesn't that sound unfair, since you didn't mean to join that one queue, but was actually going for the queue above or below it and you accidently press that other queue by mistake?
Well, it just happened to me: I was aiming for the Crystalline Entity event, and pressed Hive Onslaught by mistake, so I log out of it once it was done loading, and now I got banned from queues for an hour. It was all a mistake on my part. I was going down the queue list too fast.
I'm an idiot who finds himself in the wrong STF every once-in-a-while. It is stupidity on my part - I'm given two chances to get it right after all - so I take my lumps. Generally I tell my teammates I'm there by mistake, and to give me a moment to gear up. Or I'll say "sorry, I didn't mean to be here," and leave. Either way, I'm willing to pay for my stupidity. Shouldn't you be also?
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If I ever find myself in an stf I wasn't ready for, I simply get my bearings and soldier on. I never drop from a match unless my internet dies. I think dropping out of a match for any reason gimps the rest of the players and leaving just because it was the wrong one is a bad reason. Just give it your best and when it's over, whether fail or success, you don't have to worry about the leaver penalty!