Thread: AFK epidemic
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Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 19
07-15-2013, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by nccmark View Post
*Take some mix that is 10% of overall mix of outgoing AND incoming damage.
As Azure and perhaps other missions can be beaten with no shots fired, and therefore, no damage taken or inflicted, attempting to calculate such a thing would cause a divide-by-zero error and crash the server. Your idea is therefore terrible.

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Originally Posted by nccmark View Post
Then someone who uses 1% impulse to move backwards far from the battle won't be able to AFK and get anything.
You're forgetting that missions can be beaten with no shots fired from some or all players. These players may be very actively participating, but their roles do not involve getting into any fights.

The fact of the matter is that the "AFK Epidemic" is grossly exaggerated. Of the hundreds of STFs I have run, I have seen a genuine AFKer maybe a half a dozen times, and he was never important enough to actually jeopardize the mission. Just TBR a few spheres over to him and leave them there.