Vid_FISO wrote:No idea how common it is for players to get booted for "violation of rules", but as Chewie raised it and it has happened in a game that I'm currently playing it may possibly be something we'll see more of under the new regime?
Probably not. I am no longer on staff so I don't have any more concrete information than you, but from the looks of it the new administration is going through the list and booting people who are severe rule breakers. Once they are done with this cleanup, things will probably go back to the normal rate of people being booted (which is infrequent, except in the case of multis). Most of the cases that are not multis being automatically booted can be found in the C&A forum.
In this merged thread I see nothing close to my suggestion of in the instance of a player being booted without warning being "covered" by a neutral for those team games in play (be they clan, tourney or bog-standard team games) so as not to cause advantage or disadvantage players of any teams involved in those games. Players can be replaced for subsequent tourney games, clans simply use other players and it's not an issue for other games, but by booting a player mid-game(s) can unduly influence a tourney or war.
I have seen similar suggestions before. In particular, the one that's relatively common deals with what happens when a teammate deadbeats out of a game. The protocol for what happens in that situation should probably be similar to what happens when a teammate is booted for rules violation; you can search out the threads on deadbeating if you want to see the specifics.
Reset the booted player's password and allow someone else to play moves in team games that are in play. That someone else to come from a group of volunteers and selected by admin/ mods.
This is not a practical solution. I doubt there will be many volunteers to take over and play games that they have no stake in. As agentcom points out in the modified first post of this thread, we've already come up with a solution for the problem of what happens when someone is booted for rules violation:viewtopic.php?f=535&t=106691
This is the best compromise that I am aware of, because then the team does not completely lose the troops, but does not get them all added to other players, giving them unfair and unpredicted strength.