[GUIDE for BHVR] How to stop DCing
1. Create a separate game mode called "casual" besides the current rank mode
2. Rank mode contains rank rewards. You could just start with basic but effective rewards like bloodpoints in the first months. Over time, you add the reward to unlock perks (coexisting with the shrine), badges to pin on top of cosmetics, cosmetics by itself etc
3. Add a time out penalty for DCing in ranked mode, starting by 1, 10, 20, 40, 60 minutes (obviously values can change, casual mode won't have penalties but something else explained below).
People who DCed due to technical issues/bugs once can start playing quick again or switch to casual mode.
Also, analyse reasons why killers and survivors DC and try to resolve the issues (no, not talking about the tilted crybaby who DC cuz they lost), watch this post why punishing DCs with bans is not the solution: https://forum.deadbydaylight.com/en/discussion/44236/why-punishing-dcs-is-not-the-solution
4. Think about a possibility to let players join into a running match to replace a survivor who DCed. Would only really work in casual mode. Obviously, that new joined player will take all status effects, hooks etc from that survivor who DCed. Why would someone join a running match? Give them the reason by advertising huge bonus rewards, especially if he can make his team winning. Also, it should be am option to switch on or off so a player has control about that (should be ez af to implement with dedicated serves).
This would help to reduce the DC chain. Most survivors DC cuz someone else DCed and creates a chain reaction.
Thank me later.
(btw devs, u can hire me to help fixing DbD issues)