Ensign
Join Date: Nov 2013
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# 1 Reduce Cooldown on AFK
01-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Just ran Mirror universe with 2 friends of mine. We que up for this any chance we get as I'm running a fairly geared character this gives us a chance to run something quick, easy, and fun with a lot of explosions. One of those friends went AFK for a moment, came back, and was hit with a 2 hour AFK penalty. This is completely ridiculous. I could understand a 20 minute penalty but this was just silly.

I purchased my lifetime membership a few months ago because I intended to invest time in this game PLAYING WITH MY FRIENDS. This however limits that capability as if they have anything come up our time gets robbed not just by a reasonable penalty marker but by a 2 hour long delay.

I really wish there was a refund department at this phase, seriously considering just leaving the game all together. I'm guessing this carries no weight with cryptic as they already have my money but I will NEVER suggest to anyone they purchase anything in this game so long as such an outrageous and unfair penalty exists. After all, the penalty in other online games is far lower or well balanced.

I get having a penalty, but this is just ridiculous. It isn't that hard to code the penalty to be 20 minutes from the time they leave the map for an AFK penalty.

Sincerely Your's
Disgruntled Paying Player
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2013
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# 2
01-15-2014, 04:46 PM
Music to my ears. Cryptic has finally done something right. Your friend won't be missed.
Ensign
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# 3
01-15-2014, 04:49 PM
So you believe a 2 hour penalty is fair and reasonable? Be a good chap and give your reasoning how such a large penalty should be applied for such a minor infringement?
Ensign
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# 4
01-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Oh so noblet was one of the people who agreed that 2 hour penalties should be ok... Good to know! You used to go AFK like that in the past in other games, right?

There's another prestigious MMO that only gives a 30 minute AFK/team drop penalty on a PVP or PVE instance. It's paid though, but I see here that there's paid lifetime subs so in my opinion it should be fixed, right?

btw... I AM that friend. Bucker off if you do not have something constructive to say instead of being a troll, love.
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# 5
01-15-2014, 04:59 PM
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btw... I AM that friend. Bucker off if you do not have something constructive to say instead of being a troll, love.
Bet you learned not to go AFK again, din't ya love?
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# 6
01-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Not going to lie, yesterday I went AFK for about five minutes during a MU event to go to the bathroom. (The event lasted like 15 minutes, because of the really bad team.) I never got the penalty. Your friend must have been gone longer than just "a moment". Then again, since I contributed more than a third of the team's DPS (even with the 5 minute break), I guess it decided to be merciful.

To tell you the truth, I would have been fine getting the two hour ban. Why? BECAUSE I DESERVED IT! The AFK ban prevents leachers and the like from ruining the game. Maybe two hours is a bit much, but it should be at least one hour. The same as the leaver penalty.

I'm not even going to bother commenting on your self-entitlement.
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Ensign
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# 7
01-15-2014, 05:07 PM
I'd have been fine with a one hour one, which is my point. It's a harsher penalty for similar infringement.

Also the timer isn't set to 15 minutes. Our mirror run didn't last a full 5. Do some research, the AFK system is based on DPS and possibly damage healed (no one is too sure on that).

I took the time to look around a bit before I got on here to complain. My issue is the duration of penalty in culmination with the nature of the penalty. If it was a 15 minute timer I would be far less willing to voice my concerns. Go ahead though and do your own research on it.

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# 8
01-15-2014, 04:56 PM
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So you believe a 2 hour penalty is fair and reasonable? Be a good chap and give your reasoning how such a large penalty should be applied for such a minor infringement?
How about first you level with us and tell us precisely how long the "moment" your friend went AFK for was?

Then do bear in mind that this (fair and generous, in my opinion) penalty is for wasting the time of every single person in a multi-player mission whose time is wasted and fun interfered with when one player decides it's all about them.

Nope, don't believe your friend left for anything most rational people would call a "moment," and I think they got precisely the harsh heads-up they deserved.

(And making the fuss about being LTS and signing about how you're a high and mighty "paying player," I guarantee, did you no favors in this discussion- but it did let the rest of us know what we're dealing with.)

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Again, I'm not against having a penalty, but seriously, 2hrs is a LARGE chunk out of the day.
That's the entire point. It's intended to be noticed, not to just be a minor inconvenience. Your angst is merely proof that it's doing precisely what it's supposed to do.
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# 9
01-15-2014, 05:07 PM
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How about first you level with us and tell us precisely how long the "moment" your friend went AFK for was?

Then do bear in mind that this (fair and generous, in my opinion) penalty is for wasting the time of every single person in a multi-player mission whose time is wasted and fun interfered with when one player decides it's all about them.

Nope, don't believe your friend left for anything most rational people would call a "moment," and I think they got precisely the harsh heads-up they deserved.

(And making the fuss about being LTS and signing about how you're a high and mighty "paying player," I guarantee, did you no favors in this discussion- but it did let the rest of us know what we're dealing with.)



That's the entire point. It's intended to be noticed, not to just be a minor inconvenience. Your angst is merely proof that it's doing precisely what it's supposed to do.
What is there to ask? Afk timer is 15 minutes. His friend's "moment" has to be longer than 15 minutes.

Even an Elite STF don't take much longer than 15 minutes. For a Mirror run to last longer than that, it means the team fell apart. One afker will hardly kill a mirror run, it's not exactly hard. It's probably all 3 of his dutchbag group afked, putting the stiff on 2 puggers unfortunately enough to get matched with them.

If anything, 2 hours is too light. They should not be able to do this to another 2 poor puggers again for the day.
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# 10
01-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Got an AFK penalty for being gone "for a moment"? Bull****.... complete an utter bull****. IT takes more than being "gone for a moment" to trigger an AFK penalty.
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