– 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).
Players taking longer than 10 minutes to return are allowed back into the game if there are no objections. In case of an objection, the remaining players must vote and a simple majority allows 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. Due to the recent instability problems, Firaxis crashes during a relobby do not count as drops under this policy.
If someone is not let back into the game, the remaining players must 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. As a last resort, the game must be continued with AI.
Dropping from a lobby does not count.