Here's a use-case for why this is good even for expected vacations:
- I quit the 2v2 ladder last week because I know I'm going on vacation for a month starting next week
- But my last 3 games are lasting forever even when we take multiple turns every day
- If they last past 7/25, I'll have to break vacation to come back and play in them
- But for things like Clan League I need my vacations- y'know, for when I'm actually on vacation
Right now the Vacation feature is going to be essentially useless to me because I don't want to let down my teammates in ladders/tournaments. With just the simple change Seph's proposing, I could suddenly go on vacation with little to no worry about this game- and without raising my bootrate to The Royal Falcons levels.
In a real-time game you don´t need vacation, you could boot your Opponent easily when rejoining and he isn´t online.
I don't think RT games respect vacations, but I might be wrong.
Edited 7/18/2015 16:42:56