Halo Reach Ban System
Halo Reach Ban System
Bungie made a system where you can get banned from playing matchmaking if you leave the game. They are trying to balance the game and punish players who quit. Quitting a certain number of times in a 24 hour period can get you banned for 15 minutes. The system could be modified so it could change. I agree with the system to some extent, but some problems can occur. Getting banned for accidentally team killing, xbox freezing, and internet problems are not your fault. It was not your intention to leave the game if those occur.
For players that have internet problems, this can be a punishment to them. If their internet issues are consistent then they will eventually get banned from Halo Reach matchmaking. This is where the problem lies in the system. Unintentionally leaving the games should not be punished.This also goes for players who have their xbox freeze. We all know xbox 360s have problems with the infamous red ring of death. This is another underlying problem in the ban system. These players should not be banned from Halo Reach matchmaking when it was not their intention to leave the game.
Bungie's idea to make a ban system is good and bad. There are many players that quit out because they get mad or just want to piss off other players. I completely agree that these players should be banned for a period of time if their actions continue. If everyone quits games then this makes the online experience bad. Imagine you starting a game and your whole team quits. Another scenario is when half the enemy team leaves. This leaves you with fewer players to kill which makes the online experience sour. The ban system in Halo Reach is fine for the players who intentionally quit for stupid reasons. I do however, believe that the system does not work for players who have problems with there internet or other issues. A ban system can be a smart move, but needs to fixed for players that get punished for something they did not do.
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Halo Reach Ban System - Get rid of or keep?
Many players will have different opinions on this system. Its hard to say whether or not Bungie will acknowledge them or not. The ban system itself is not a huge punishment even if you do get banned. Its not for a very long time or anything, but you can get banned a lot if you quit consistently. (Regardless if you are leaving on your own will or due to internet issues.) The system has potential cause players leaving games is a problem. This occurs in call of duty, gears of war, and many other games. It is good that the Bungie is trying to make a balance in the matchmaking system, but has also made more problems. Its a tipping scale that punishes good players and bad players alike. The system has potential, but is not perfect by any means. As long as you do not have internet or other issues then you will not get punished for being a good player. As for the bad players in matchmaking they will. The system should be kept, but most definitely needs to be updated to be better....