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1-07-2008 @ 6:21PM
Personally, I would much rather have blizzard go down hard on AFKers than easy, even if it affects me. Other companies have done it and I really don’t mind if I get caught up in the net every now and then. They have a few options:1) No honor gained for nothing done. This is the easiest way to solve the problem. Allow players to designate objectives for themselves and earn honor from it. “Quests” would cash in automatically at the end of a BG or when X task is completed. New quests could be scrolled through via a separate BG quest interface (hotkeyable and quickly accessable). Defend a graveyard, earn X honor based on how many of the opposite faction you kill within X radius of a gy flag. Recap a GY or tower, earn X honor. If you’re complaining that you don’t get honor for standing around a flag for 10 minutes, maybe you should try defending another flag. I’m sure someone would design some sort of interface to automatically scroll between active objectives. Maybe teammates could even see who was doing what and parties could be changed dynamically so, for example, if you and the shadow priest next to you started taking out a tower, you’d get mana from VT.Implement some sort of punkbuster-like solution. Punkbuster isn’t the best, but it’s a hell of a lot better than anything Blizzard has come up with. No honor gained from the inactive debuff isn’t enough. Have it boot them from the BG, cause deserter, or even disconnect them. Personally, I’d much rather just have it d/c me and I’d be fine with it happening every now and then. It would also force those watching movies to do more than just move their toons once they were caught.
1-08-2008 @ 10:31AM
That will require someone in Blizz HQ to monitor each game. There are times where you can get 0 dam/0 healing because you were stuck defending mine and no Alliance/Horde even suggested to check it.
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