Friendly Quit etiquette

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I’d like opinions here, gentlemen.

I have a Mariners theme team which I bring into ranked once in a while when I am in the 400’s. In an attempt to have some fun and lighten things up after some tough losses, I loaded up a game.

Of course my opponent has a god squad including prestiges of Trout, Bellinger, Griffey jr, Tatis, etc and has Walter Johnson on the mound.

Now I hate Johnson’s slow delivery with the arm pirouette and can see I am about to get crushed so I ask for FQ before a pitch is thrown and am denied.

How many of you would lick their chops like my opponent and deny the FQ?

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If it’s before the 1st pitch I always accept

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I wouldn't be licking my chops in denying the FQ, but I would reject it yes, it's not about your team, but just, in general, I don't take friendly quits unless I'm playing in a major league park. I booted up to play a game, if I took every friendly quit request before the first pitch was thrown, I'd be exiting probably half the games I enter.

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@eatyum said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

I wouldn't be licking my chops in denying the FQ, but I would reject it yes, it's not about your team, but just, in general, I don't take friendly quits unless I'm playing in a major league park. I booted up to play a game, if I took every friendly quit request before the first pitch was thrown, I'd be exiting probably half the games I enter.

It’s interesting. This touches in some ways on the other thread about attributes.

I was able to jump out to a lead on this guy and he came back on me and took it back 3-2. It was close and sweaty for a while but eventually he broke the game open when he got to my pen (not many great Seattle relief pitcher cards) and ultimately destroyed me 10-2.

My point is, he was better than me but not 10-2 better. The attributes made that difference.

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Personally, I never accept the FQ. Unless you are home and at Shitpit. I never ask for the FQ.

It's January. If you jump in the water, expect to get wet.

I'd like the FQ feature to be removed entirely. If something comes up, just quit. RL is more important than a game. Walking a dog, changing a diaper or taking a phone call.

It's the time of year where I have a team of 25 lefties I run out there into RS. This game is meant for fun. If you are worried about running into a god squad, don't run out a theme team

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@halfbutt said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

@eatyum said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

I wouldn't be licking my chops in denying the FQ, but I would reject it yes, it's not about your team, but just, in general, I don't take friendly quits unless I'm playing in a major league park. I booted up to play a game, if I took every friendly quit request before the first pitch was thrown, I'd be exiting probably half the games I enter.

My point is, he was better than me but not 10-2 better. The attributes made that difference.

Yeah attributes definitely matter. I’ve been using a 2021 Jays build over the last few weeks and I think I’ve lost about five in a row. Not to toot my own horn, but it’s rare that I lose even three in a row using a regular team.

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@hoboadam said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

Personally, I never accept the FQ. Unless you are home and at Shitpit. I never ask for the FQ.

It's January. If you jump in the water, expect to get wet.

I'd like the FQ feature to be removed entirely. If something comes up, just quit. RL is more important than a game. Walking a dog, changing a diaper or taking a phone call.

It's the time of year where I have a team of 25 lefties I run out there into RS. This game is meant for fun. If you are worried about running into a god squad, don't run out a theme team

Exactly this. Most people have a majority of the cards in the game, do you really expect people to not run god squads? Keep your theme teams to conquest, bringing that into RS is just gonna get you waxed

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What JB2424 said. Theme teams are likely to get dusted unless you are a freak player like Cbrev, etc... If you dare run them out in RS, be ready to pay the price at this point in the game cycle..... RS in general right now is tough. I am a consistent CS player who can threaten WS, but I am struggling in the 600-700 range as until I get games on HOF, it's a total slugfest with many great hitters playing well under their top rankings right now...

And further support what @IIJACKINTHBOXII said...I faced him once in some type of game...Dude can play, so if he can't win with theme teams consistently, the average guys like us don't really have a shot

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I’m all over when it comes to FQ. First I don’t ask for them as I setup my team I will face what’s coming to me. Second I will deny them in events, events are not taken seriously in my point of view and more of a fun mode.

Ranked I will accept if no pitches have been thrown. However and it’s happened more than enough I will accept the first two FQ but if you happen to be the third in a row sorry I can’t sit here all night we’re playing.

The reason I do accept is because this game should be fun for us all. If you can clearly see their team is a bit weak and so is their record kicking their teeth in doesn’t make me feel like I’m a good player and why waste an hour for 7 points. Also if you deny some tend to be salty and make the game miserable. Pausing, R2 holding you name it. I don’t feel like dealing with that either.

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@SaldanaBros5 said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

If it’s before the 1st pitch I always accept

This...

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@hoboadam said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

Personally, I never accept the FQ. Unless you are home and at Shitpit. I never ask for the FQ.

It's January. If you jump in the water, expect to get wet.

I'd like the FQ feature to be removed entirely. If something comes up, just quit. RL is more important than a game. Walking a dog, changing a diaper or taking a phone call.

It's the time of year where I have a team of 25 lefties I run out there into RS. This game is meant for fun. If you are worried about running into a god squad, don't run out a theme team

The only reason I’d like the FQ feature to stay is for lag fests. They’re the only time I’ve ever sent a friendly because it’s just such a miserable experience

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I wish the FQ was gone. I pretty much never accept, especially on legend, and I don’t like it in the game because it allows players to avoid tough matches

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@Dino-might_not said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

@hoboadam said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

Personally, I never accept the FQ. Unless you are home and at Shitpit. I never ask for the FQ.

It's January. If you jump in the water, expect to get wet.

I'd like the FQ feature to be removed entirely. If something comes up, just quit. RL is more important than a game. Walking a dog, changing a diaper or taking a phone call.

It's the time of year where I have a team of 25 lefties I run out there into RS. This game is meant for fun. If you are worried about running into a god squad, don't run out a theme team

The only reason I’d like the FQ feature to stay is for lag fests. They’re the only time I’ve ever sent a friendly because it’s just such a miserable experience

The problem there is that usually your opponent who chose an mlb laggy stadium to play in seldom accepts your FQ.

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@mitchhammond24 said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

I wish the FQ was gone. I pretty much never accept, especially on legend, and I don’t like it in the game because it allows players to avoid tough matches

Avoiding tough matches is one thing, but there needs to be a better way of matching players of comparable skill.

I’m playing all sorts of strong opponents hitting between .280 and north of .300 in the 500’s and below.

Is this the main reason people create alt accounts, to stomp lower ranked players?

I realize this sounds buttt hurt, or at least Halfbutt hurt, so I will suck it up and take my beatings knowing someday soon my Mariners WILL be a competitive team!

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It’s funny reading many of these comments. “I never FQ... “except” <insert reason here>“

I’ve mentioned it before, as long as no real stats have accumulated for prestige and the game is 0-0, I’ll accept a FQ. It’s just a game and if someone doesn’t want to play me for whatever reason, no issues here.

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I never accept friendlies.

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I don’t deny the FQ, I do however absolutely ignore them and if you choose to let the pause timer run out that’s on you. And yes I hit the timer on my phone and at 3:30 minutes of waiting you get the forfeit.

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@KILLERPRESENCE4 said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

I don’t deny the FQ, I do however absolutely ignore them and if you choose to let the pause timer run out that’s on you. And yes I hit the timer on my phone and at 3:30 minutes of waiting you get the forfeit.

With all due respect, killer, that’s pretty passive aggressive. I mean, sure, it’s on me if I just let the timer run out, but ignoring the request is definitely on you.

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@Ikasnu said in Friendly Quit etiquette:

I never accept friendlies.

What if Trevor Story sent you a FQ? Would you accept?

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I'm trying to get Mays though I don't really have much of a chance. So far today I've had a hell of a time finding games between away backouts and friendly quit requests.. finally had enough, guy asked for a friendly I refused and after he scored a lucky run in the 1st Iwe both pitched shutouts and I lost 1-0. I then coud not find another game so I let the bar run and ran into a guy in the high 800's who got all of 11 points for his win.

At this point it's getting harder to find a game so as far as I'm concerned were playing it out.