– 10 Minute Waiting Period
If someone drops from a game, the host is required to pause the game for 10 minutes or until the player returns.
A dropped player has 10 minutes to rejoin the game without penalty, otherwise they may be considered a quitter.If a player does not return within 10 minutes, the remaining players should vote to concede or to scrap the game.
A majority vote can decide to spend a maximum of 10 minutes trying to find a substitute player. If scrap and concede votes fail, and a sub is not desired or cannot be found, the game must be continued with AI.You may skip the scrap, concede, and sub votes, if a vote to continue with AI passes (simple majority).
If they took longer than 10 minutes to return to the game, a majority vote of the remaining players, or no objection by any player, could allow the player back in.
If a player quits a game and the game is scrapped before the 10 minutes to rejoin are up, it is still considered a quit unless the player communicates in discord that he is returning.
If a player drops or quits a game and proceeds to also quit the server, the lobby is only required to wait 5 minutes before the player may be considered a quitter.
– 3 Drop Policy
Each player (including the host) gets two penalty-free disconnects from the game. After the 3rd drop, the remaining players can vote to remove the disconnector from the game with a simple majority vote.
If someone is not let back into the game, the remaining players must vote to CC or to scrap the game. A majority vote can decide to spend a maximum of 10 minutes trying to find a substitute player. As a last resort, the game must be continued with AI.
Dropping from a lobby does not count.
The game is much more stable than it used to be, so all Firaxis crashes will be considered as drops.