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12-01-2009 @ 8:13AM
I would report them and do. When it is obvious that the player is either lazy or a bot, I want them out of there as they are affecting the gameplay of everyone else trying to win the BG. If Blizzard has a problem with that or it's being abused, then they need to come up with a better solution and stop bsing with it. Get players like this out of there and stop waiting months to take action.
12-01-2009 @ 8:55AM
So... you decide if someone is lazy or a bot. My dad's an ex marine and thinks anyone who does not work 16 hour days is a lazy bastard, I suppose you have this same kind of work ethic and mentallity?Afk reporting is just for that, Anything else is just abuse. Unfortunately we play in a game that gives aninimoty and that leads to a lot of douche's who think the world revolves around them and that only their opinion matters and all those not doing or playing the game "THE WAY IT SHOULD BE PLAYED(tim)," must be punished in some way.AFK reporting is for AFK reporting. If your using it for anything else, then, "Ur doin' it wrong!!!!!"
12-01-2009 @ 10:36AM
Well, given that the feature is a user control, users will have to decide to use it. Sad fact of the game. But while players can be wrong, at least it does give them some power to reduce the amount of abusers of the system in the botting and afking way.
12-01-2009 @ 11:59AM
Report people AFK when they're AFK, and at no other time. I've been booted out of two AVs while at the keyboard and actively playing recently because I respawned in the Horde cave, was promptly marked AFK, and couldn't reach an enemy in time to avoid being kicked out and marked Deserter.This kind of crap is what causes people to AFK and play lazy. If other players on their team are being douches, what motive do they have to help said douches?If someone is maliciously reporting people who are not AFK, by the way, you can ticket Blizzard and complain. According to a GM, it is not considered appropriate behavior to spam AFK reports on active players. However, I have no idea whether they'll take any action on it.
12-01-2009 @ 8:00PM
Yep this happened to me the other day, i sat there telling everyone what to do in isle of conquest and half the team promptly rushed the middle despite me and a 5 others telling them not to, after we got slaughtered at the docks i decided i would take a quick toilet break, i come back to the game with the debuff and 15 sec to get into combat or get kicked.....you can tell how that ended.We should i dunno have a way of clicking it off ourselves or something, just giving us a minute on sometimes LARGE maps can be hard to get to another player in time, seems kinda stupid.
12-01-2009 @ 8:52PM
I have to agree with Nick S. I've only ever been reported afk twice, in my entire time of playing WoW. The first time it happened, I was just a new player and was attempting to find my way to get a specific quest in AV; it was only my third AV. And, someone mistook me for afking, I suppose, and reported me. The second time, my computer froze on me, while resing. I was frozen for less than a minute, I believe. But, it was long enough for someone to assume I was afk and most likely get others to report me, as well. I unfroze before the debuff wore off and was able to resume the BG. But, man, that really annoyed the crap out of me. My computer doesn't freeze like that often, so it wasn't something I could've anticipated. When someone is truly afk, it's obvious. And, it's only fair that they should be reported. But, to report someone after less than a minute of standing still, when it's easy to see that 20 seconds or less of that was probably res time? That's abuse of power.But, like so many other posters have pointed out, the anonymity of the internet leads to the average person behaving in a less than desirable way. It's so unfortunate, but true.
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