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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 29
01-16-2010, 07:15 PM
One of the purposes of an open beta is to gauge the servers capabilities and failure points. Now it would be possible to add a system to boot people after extended periods of inactivity but this would defeat the point of testing the servers. To due a meaningfully test you must as closely as possible replicate the expected after launch conditions and one of them is going to be people on the server doing nothing. If they were to be booted you would not be able to prepare for them accordingly. Please understand that this is open beta and this is the kind of thing you want to happen so that you can fix them now instead of after launch. The people who complain about players hanging on the server just was to log on and play they due not grasp that the point of open beta is not just about testing for bugs and giving people a chance to preview the game. Its major function is to test the servers.