If you are a loyal fan you should know the rules for multiplayer. Also they are not hard to find. If you read through this post especially the 343 responses they are pretty clear about the banhammer. Don't want to be banned don't quit games and don't betray your teammates. Not that hard to do IMO. Also every claims the "I only quit once" or "only a couple games" but their records always show otherwise.
I guess that's part of my problem. Why should I (or anyone else) have to google why I/they are banned without a clear understanding/explanation. With how few times I have backed out of a game, I have a very hard time believing that it is only triggered by quitting and lagging out. But what do I or realistically anyone else really know? 343 is the one who came up with the ban-hammer algorithm. Annnnnd they didn't care/think it was important enough to share....which is BS for loyal halo fans
Quitting Games is what causes it or lagging out, if the salt is to be believed
Banning someone is pointless without knowing what you can be banned for is my point.
First time being banned twice in one day....Good bye, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
I think the time frame is really harsh, especially since we pay $50/yr for a membership.
In the past this issue has been resolved by lowering your level/rank. Ultimately, I think this will piss enough people off and end up reducing the total number of players. At least reward someone who toughs it out 1 vs. 4. Heck, let those games count as redemption for quitting or accidental betrayals.
After all, I need to figure out which online subscription to cut by next year.... At this point, I'm thinking it's going to be XBOX live. Good job.
Oh and I just waiting 25 minutes to play as I'm typing this... Tried to join a game at 5:20 am and matching failed... I'm booted AGAIN for 24 hrs this time? WTF 343? You just waited 25 minutes and 24 hrs of my time? This is completely unacceptable. I'm just trying to grind for multiplayer achievements but I guess I'll give up and spend my money elsewhere...
Whats my record? I would love to find out and beg to differ. I went back and checked, I had 5 total. The first 3 were somehow the first 3 games I played or at least tried to play. Tell me, if you're looking forward to playing a game for the first time...do you just quit the first 3 games you enter matchmaking (in a row) for the heck of it? I sure as hell don't have and wouldn't have a reason to start a matchmaking game and then just quit. That said, its still a total of 5 games. Compare that to the 100 or 200 games reveled on this thread of people who have quit.
As far as betrayals go? Its easier to kill friendlies sometimes than those dirty blues. All kidding aside we've all accidentally killed friendlies. We already pay for it via respawn timer. Are we suppose to pay for all of the friendlies we accidentally kill via grenade throws and botched warthog pickups that come in a little too hot?
First we hear that you only get banned from quitting...
Then we hear that you can get banned from lagging out...
And now you can get banned from betrayals...
What else can you get banned for?
343 needed to give us a heads up to know how strict and severe the punishment is. I was banned for 25 minutes, after the 25 minutes was up, I tried to play a match and was banned for 25 hours. I didn't even get to play a match after the ban was lifted.
Can anyone explain that?