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As a PvPer I noticed a lot of grinders since STO went F2P. They just stay at spawn point - sometimes without shields - and do nothing, out of respawn.

So I want a voting system for the team, which makes it possible to kick someone from the map, if 50%+ of the team agrees, to keep those grinders away from serious PvP.
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# 2
06-26-2012, 05:07 PM
While not a bad idea, it would just end up being bad form where some pvp teams would just boot someone cause they don't like their build or if they are playing like a noob etc. Basically it would end up being a griefing tool and not for what it is used for.


Maybe some like a warning if they haven't moved in a while, like a timer or something.
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# 3
06-26-2012, 06:54 PM
Add an AFK timer and a vote kick option!

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# 4
06-27-2012, 02:37 AM
Vote kick is too easily abused, imo.

What we need is the removal of rewarding presence in pvp. Find a way to reward active participation. Promotes player improvement, and kills afk'ers in one fell swoop
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# 5
06-27-2012, 02:49 AM
Granting the reward from participation sounds good, but you do have to be careful about one thing.

Not penalizing the PVPer because he just plain sucks (hey, he's new).

It's one thing if they're not doing anything or just flying straight and doing absolutely nothing but getting shot. But it's another if the player is actually trying, but just is terrible. The player that's trying should never be penalized as if he was an AFKer and wasn't contributing nice numbers.
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# 6
06-27-2012, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by warmaker001b View Post
Not penalizing the PVPer because he just plain sucks (hey, he's new).
That's a good point, but at the same time, should the guy who tried but sucks and got 10k damage and 15k heals get as much reward as his teammate who 20x'd his damage and got the only 2 kills the team got in a 2-15 stomping?
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# 7
06-27-2012, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by dantrainor View Post
That's a good point, but at the same time, should the guy who tried but sucks and got 10k damage and 15k heals get as much reward as his teammate who 20x'd his damage and got the only 2 kills the team got in a 2-15 stomping?
There is a point to what you say, but personally, why would you want to snuff any incentive to come back for a brand new PVPer?

For a new PVPer to get negligible rewards because he's new and sucks, is terrible. If he had any sense, he'd just stick to PVE. And for the Federation, that's very easy to do.

Then we find ourselves reinforcing again the current situation: Not as many PVPers, and new ones, with any badly thought out reward system, will have even less reasons to try PVP again.

It's already a humbling experience to see your prized Cruiser get smoked by a clever, seasoned PVPer in less than 3 seconds. But when you end the match after getting beaten hard, and try to learn from your mistakes, but see that you're getting squat for sticking around for the fight?... Why would you try again? I'd just go back to PVE and actually get rewards for my efforts.

Edit to add: I'm going to sort of veer off, but this brings to mind some changes that temporarily went in place some time ago in SWTOR. Win or lose a match, all active participants got something out of it, to make it worth your time. Naturally, winners got a bigger reward.

But BioWare implemented a change that winners got the good rewards, and the losing team got essentially squat.

You know what happened with participation in PVP? Players quit immediately on the very, very first sign of a loss. Better to quit and look for a match for a chance to win by rolling the opposing team. And after time, PVP dwindled even further.

BioWare saw the complaints in the forums and undid the PVP reward changes back to where it was before. Then boom, things were good again.
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I'm down for booting an AFKer, but a budding new PVPer should not be thrown into the same lot with them since they aren't putting up spectacular numbers.

Last edited by warmaker001b; 06-27-2012 at 03:13 AM.
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