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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 869
# 155
01-28-2013, 08:16 PM
Originally Posted by marc8219 View Post
Something people need to be willing to do is keep an eye out for AFKers/leechers early on, and if they dont help when asked, DO NOT keep doing the stf with 4 people just to help the leecher get his free loot. Yes, you have to be willing to let the STF fail and give up your loot, but if everyone does this it will discourage leechers.

In CSE if there is AFKer, rather then work harder by doing STF with 4 people and give the leecher his free loot, I will blow a cube or let BOP through and let Kang die so STF is ended and I can leave without penalty. In KASE I will just let probes through. In ISE just sit there/go AFK for about 15 min and leave without penalty, tell others in the group they need to do this to because if not they will have to 3 man it. Everyone needs to do this instead of helping leechers. I never have and never will pass a pug STF with a leecher in the group.
Only two STFs will fail, so that strategy is no good. You have to exit the rest and get the penalty, which is also no good.

Also, there are legitimate times people might be AFK. Not everybody is a griefer.

The best solution is to look to see if you have done an appropriate amount of damage and healing (say, at least 1/12th the combined total). If you have not and at least three people mark you as a non-contributor, then you get a token placed on your account. After you get enough tokens, you get a 24 hour ban from STFs. If you continue to collect tokens, the ban length increases (48 hours the next time, then 72, et cetera).

Last edited by logicalspock; 01-28-2013 at 08:19 PM.