I don't think the recall system should force live players who don't vote recall to lose and stop playing against their will. So, I suggest that recall is changed to only remove the players who voted for it when a recall vote succeeds. That way, those players are not forced to stay in the game and the remaining player(s) are not forced to quit.
I think this change should be implemented either way, but I think it would be particularly nice in combination with the change proposed here.
I realize that some people will argue with this change on the basis that they don't want the players on the winning team to actually play the game out instead of potentially joining the queue for the next match. I have several things to say regarding that:
- If the game is so one-sided that the remaining player(s) have no reasonable change of victory, then it should end soon anyway. If it isn't so one-sided that the remaining player(s) can be killed quickly, even after their teammates recall, then perhaps it wasn't so one-sided to begin with and the players could try to pull off a win.
- I think this issue is basically pronounced with a very small subset of very high-rated players who have a very disproportionate forum presence. (For perspective, I could probably guess the names of the players who will argue with this post and count them on my fingers. : P) I'm not saying it doesn't apply to anyone else, but allowing players to keep playing in a game that they want to keep playing in seems like a good thing for like 99% of FAF players.
- I think most players actually like chill situations where they're winning and can make epic T4's and make enemy coms explode and such. So, I don't think it's normally some big impetus for the winning team to actually carry out their win in-game. A decent number of people might actually even consider that their favorite part of the game.
- And being forced to quit in a game where you are confident you can win can feel really undesirable. I have had many games where the majority of my team wanted to quit, and some where some teammates actually did quit, and I ended up winning anyway. Comebacks do happen, and it's not like they're super rare in FAF, especially when dealing with lower and mid-rated opponents and snipes and such. So, I think people shouldn't be forced to quit against their will.