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# 1 AFK epidemic
07-09-2013, 07:11 PM
Is there any way to kick people that join a task force and then walk away?

Crystalline catastrophe is maybe one of the better way to get nukkar marks. 3minuets ago is not the first time I've tried it and counted a grand total of three or four players actually moving.
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# 2
07-09-2013, 07:53 PM
Is there a way to make sure I stay connected to the server while participating in a PvE event?

I am tired of my ship not responding to my commands and just sitting still, rubber-banding, or just flying in a straight line taking damage till I die - sometimes I even get dropped by the server and receive a 1 hour ban. I am trying to work on fleet projects, and it is a waste of my time to not be able to fully participate in the events I join and only earning half or less of the marks I should get.
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# 3
07-12-2013, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by revlot View Post
Is there a way to make sure I stay connected to the server while participating in a PvE event?

I am tired of my ship not responding to my commands and just sitting still, rubber-banding, or just flying in a straight line taking damage till I die - sometimes I even get dropped by the server and receive a 1 hour ban. I am trying to work on fleet projects, and it is a waste of my time to not be able to fully participate in the events I join and only earning half or less of the marks I should get.
This is really not the thread for this question.

There could be many things causing this: Server being overloaded, traffic over your network and the networks between you and Cryptic's servers.

Try searching/posting in the "PC, Network, and Other Technical Issues" area.
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# 4
07-12-2013, 06:57 PM
Go form a private team for your Nukara mission. It is inappropriate to complain about the public mission which is open to all people. There are tons of real life reasons why someone may appear AFK, including using the restroom or being told by mommy to take the garbage out NOW! The Nukara missions are difficult and many people give up quickly, rightly so. Go form a private mission and stop complaining about free stuff.
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# 5
07-12-2013, 07:23 PM
The game should measure activity and reward only players that have passed the minimum activity threshold or give a consolation prize for not passing it. For example, 5 Omega Marks for afking an Elite STF. I don't know about you, but if I was an afker and had to do 12 Elite STFs to get the same reward as actively playing, then I would either stop being an afker or find some other content to do. Also, this method doesn't penalize players that have a legitimate excuse to afk like baby crying or taking out the trash. They would lose out on the reward for that STF, but won't be classified as an afker and punished for it.
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# 6
07-13-2013, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by kpg1usa View Post
Go form a private team for your Nukara mission. It is inappropriate to complain about the public mission which is open to all people. There are tons of real life reasons why someone may appear AFK, including using the restroom or being told by mommy to take the garbage out NOW! The Nukara missions are difficult and many people give up quickly, rightly so. Go form a private mission and stop complaining about free stuff.
I can imagine Life getting in the way, even after they hit accept. But seeing the same people stand around and do nothing every time I see them tells me they are just leeching rewards not going AFK because of a phone call from work or attending to a child.
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# 7
07-13-2013, 03:00 AM
hunter-killer npc's

these sneaky critters would come in and attack anyone who hadnt moved at least 10 km in one minute.
if this npc kills you, you get kicked from the match, unless you shot it & either kill it or make it warp out again

that'd do the job.
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# 8
07-17-2013, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by kpg1usa View Post
Go form a private team for your Nukara mission. It is inappropriate to complain about the public mission which is open to all people. There are tons of real life reasons why someone may appear AFK, including using the restroom or being told by mommy to take the garbage out NOW! The Nukara missions are difficult and many people give up quickly, rightly so. Go form a private mission and stop complaining about free stuff.
Yes, but those same one's being told by mommy to take out the trash NOW, won't be clicking "Need" on every loot roll.
And btw, ppl have a right to ***** about jackass afk'ers, leeching off the efforts of others. Let me guess, you're one of them and that's why you're defending this? "DOH!!!!"

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# 9
07-18-2013, 12:19 AM
I've seen AFKers who don't move, don't shoot and still roll NEED on everything.

Considering all you need to do is have a way that can endlessly macro <CTRL> & <Q> and you can suck up the loot without doing anything.

I like the idea of +1 for each action you perform. Attacking Enemies creates a +1 for each enemy you attack when they die. Talking to an NPC or interacting with an object.

Now you let the player know where they are. no reward, low reward, moderate reward & full reward.

For example in Mine Trap, you need to interact in section 1, section 2 & section 3 to get the full reward. So you can't AFK halfway through.

How about something simple. If you do nothing for 2 minutes (Not including those parts where your waiting on the countdown) you get kicked and locked out. If you press Auto-run 2 minutes later you will be kicked. Rolling on loot won't be counted.

I can not think of any situation in game where you do nothing for 2 minutes.
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# 10
07-12-2013, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by resoundingenvoy View Post
Is there any way to kick people that join a task force and then walk away?

Crystalline catastrophe is maybe one of the better way to get nukkar marks. 3minuets ago is not the first time I've tried it and counted a grand total of three or four players actually moving.
No, not at this time. Most methods that involve players kicking other players is likely to be abused and because of different playstyles (healers not shooting, etc.), also possiblity of keyboard/mouse scripting, there is really no good way to detect if a player is really AFK.
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