small problem with the vote kicking system, in the heat of battle, things get so busy, that AFK'ers can be missed, or players are so busy fighting they cant afford to vote for a kick cause they are trying to keep the shields up while hitting every function they can to do more damage. the players getting stuck in wont be able to vote because they are too overrun
The AFK people are getting cute. I saw this one afker had a random message it typed into team that was timed near the end of mine trap was funny once 3 of them who were using this afk mode they were using all at same time said "oh sorry my kid fell down the stairs and I have to go to the ER". I only have come across one person besides afkers that actually die in mine trap its so easy they might as well have been afk lol.
I am sure this has come up hundreds of times in hundreds of STF rage threads. I am merely looking for the latest on the topic as the forum search function is .... limited. This will be the first mmo in my experience that has no vote ... or leader kick option. Granted, in a random cue system tough to implement. Also, inb4 join a fleet as that puts the impetus on the player when it should be a part of game design. Also, inb4 op can't inb4.
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 07:19 PM.