This online disconnection and cheating were extremely frustrating in PES 2011 and 2012. You would have thought the developers and Konami would have acted, but I don't think they care. I have tried numerous times trying to get in touch with their developers and design team to offer my suggestions. But they appear not to care.
I think a potential solution is a system that discourages cheating by making it little benefits to gain from cheating. One approach is that each player has to pay a bond before they play an opponent in an online match. The bond is held until the match completes successfully.
If the match fails to complete successfully, the bonds paid by all parties are held until the end of the week for a tribunal review (can be a computing process) or can be paid back immediately if both parties agree that the match should be abandoned and no one should be punished (e.g. through a match response card - opponent cheated, program crashed, poor connection).
Over time, cheaters will be discouraged from cheating because they will lose their bonds as a result of cheating and face the inconvenience in cheating. It will get to a stage where everyone wants to finish the match and avoid disconnections. And those who fall victims to the cheaters will gain their bonds back at the end of the week, so they aren't punished like they are now and have been in previous years.
In addition, players that have a poor connection maintenance and fair play record do not get a bonus payment that may come as rewards end of week.
In my eye, this is a simple solution that I really think will work.
What do you all think?
This is a good idea in practice.. bu what about people with real internet connection problems? Countless time My connection lags out, doesn't matter If I'm winning/losing etc... if I was penalised for this I don't think that would be fair. It's hard enough as it is having to play against Ronaldo and co with castolos and his merry men as it is.