Intentional dead beating is against the rules. There are many instances where this would effect a game.
I was on a no spoils game where a player did this systematically, i would go into details but i might die of boredom. I just lost a triples game bc my partner did it on accident, if we look at the current conquer cup, we see red has come back with 90 minutes to go after missing his last two turns. He hadn't been attacked in his absence, two others cashed cards in front of him and he receives his deferred troops. MC0 was accused of using dead beating as a stratagem, I know this can't be true as his only strategy is utter agression, throw caution to the wind.
I read recently that 8 million children disappeared in a single year in America, once their social security no was required to list them as a dependent on the tax return. Giving the option people will cheat. I would never declare a child on my tax form as I wouldn't file one. I'm hoping to stay out of that whole thing. That being said, I won't renew my premium here either. This site is trying to function as a business and yet ignoring its customer.
A setting no setting, cheating no cheating. It's all bs. If you join a speed game, pay attention. If you join a regular game, pay attention.
I couldn't get online. Sure. I was thought my wife was in labor. Congrats, you've deadbeated intentionally. This is a game, there are rules. You get kicked out for dead beating. bc any smart phone, tablet, desktop or sitter could have prevented this.
If you haven't made the effort to find one of these available, you probably don't really care. It's a game, you don't really need to care, so continue not caring about the lost points, or make the effort.
We have deadbeating in four instances:
3. Lack of access
4. Speed games
In all of these instances, a forced one deadbeat and your out would solve the problem. No more strategy in it, the apathetic would be eliminated quickly, people would acquire access or not join or occasionally suffer when they really are on the moon, or find a sitter and people wouldn't join speed games that they weren't paying attention to.
It creates one problem, team games. A saboteur could be placed on an opposing team and let his time run out handicapping the team. Mind you, this could be done anyway and there are rules governing it separately.
Of course, if implemented, it wouldn't be no deadbeating, but no missed turns. And of course this idea will be despised by:
1. Someone who generally dislikes rules, ie me,
2. People who strategically/systematically deadbeat,
3. People who can be bothered to comment on this but not bothered to take their turn and expect no punishment for it