Dec 6, 2016
Idea for new leaver penalty:
Leave current system as is, make the following change to COMPETITIVE only:
1) After 3 leaves in a 24 hour period: automatic 24 hour ban and SR loss of 100.
a) This gives people with connection issues a threshold to say "i'm having connection issues, let me not queue in competitive until i can suss it out"
2) After the 24 hour ban concludes: 3 further leaves in 24 hours results in a 3 day ban, SR loss of 300
3) After the 3 day ban: 3 further leaves in a 24 hour period results in a one week ban, automatic loss of one bracket rank and comparable amount of SR
4) After One Week Ban: 3 further leaves in a 24 hour period results in a 2 week ban
And so on and so forth.
I also think that if you D/C and then reconnect to the game it should not count as a leave. The idea here is to severely punish people that leave chronically and also give people with connection problems a chance to say "i should not play competitive until i fix my issues"
Ultimately, small bans and SR loss aren't enough to deter leavers from leaving, it needs to prevent them from playing the game whatsoever.