5 hours was an example, however I remember days on Voobly when Edie/Keif were hosting Arena 2k2+ lobbies for 5-6 hours without finding a game. Yes, it's an extreme example as those were very high rated players and specific map. My situation was different, therefore I think 30 min waiting on average for game is a fair estimate.If you would have allowed all maps and all players you would not wait 5 hours.
Obviously if you ban all maps and allow only 4 players to play you sure you wait.
But now in match making if nobody in your Elo range is online you get a 1600 on migration. I prefer not playing at all than this.
but that’s obviously personal preference.
Maybe you should have klicked on the mm queue button instead of just looking at your monitor. Then you wouldn't have to wait 8 hours per game mate.The penalty for queue dodging has been a life saver. I never ban any maps and typically waited 7-8hrs per game in ranked. Now since the update it’s down to 1-3mins - much better.
I haven't played for a while but from memory it was a scaling penalty, something like 5, 15 mins, then into 1 hour and longer.Can someone post how all timeouts are supposed to work? Like first timeout = x minutes, second timeout = y minutes, ...
Seems like it isnt working as intended if your first timeout is 1h... Hopefully the devs will read this as well and will fix this issue.
I have nothing against these timeouts, to punish the dodgers and take care of people with potato PCs, but 1h as first timeout seems like a mistake from the game. At least that is my conclusion based on other posts in this thread.
If you don’t mind the elo loss or are clearly just losing or whatever, just get defeated by Gaia player (boars, wolves), you don’t get the que ban then. As in delete everything else but one unit and aggro boar, that’s the easiest, no need to wait till 5min.Shouldn't these timeouts be based on your session? For example, I got 4 hr timeout today with my last timeout being 3-4 days ago. I don't understand this logic.
I just resigned early in 1v1 when I lost my boar
This is actually good Intel for TGs when one of your allows drops on startIf you don’t mind the elo loss or are clearly just losing or whatever, just get defeated by Gaia player (boars, wolves), you don’t get the que ban then. As in delete everything else but one unit and aggro boar, that’s the easiest, no need to wait till 5min.
What a sad conclusion, as if only your time matters. If you are a tiny bit honest you would say it's the devs fault for causing this situation and wasting everyones time by not matching likeminded players. Unless you think your preferences are more important than those of another ofcourse. The moment they made that system it became a problem for everyone, focus on the real problem.I would suggest to just report these dodgers at 5 minutes. They are wasting our time.