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Long_Range_Sniper #1 Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:16 PM

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Accepting all the usual forum stuff about observational bias and lack of evidence, but has anyone else felt that the number of AFK/Bot players in your own spawn has increased after 1.0 went live?

 

I just get the feeling that too many games are currently suffering because a player who could be in either team doesn't seem to be able to load the game and either comes alive too far into the game, or just stays AFK for the duration.

 

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xx984 #2 Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:22 PM

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Yes, Naturally some people will struggle to load in at all with the update graphics and what not. 

 

I have noticed a rather weird bug when i play certain tanks my whole game freezes and i need to restart my PC. Happens every time i take my IS-7.



jack_timber #3 Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:25 PM

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Certainly noticed one or two tanks not moving at start of battle then 20 or so seconds later they begin to move.

I reckon it's the loading issues some are suffering from.



D4wiD3K #4 Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:27 PM

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View Postxx984, on 08 April 2018 - 05:22 PM, said:

Yes, Naturally some people will struggle to load in at all with the update graphics and what not. 

 

I have noticed a rather weird bug when i play certain tanks my whole game freezes and i need to restart my PC. Happens every time i take my IS-7.

 

The overbuffed XP multiplier of IS-7 is clearly too much for your computer to handle. Please play a non-Russian tank to fix this.

unhappy_bunny #5 Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:32 PM

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Cant say I have noticed increase. I thought there had been a decrease, but I'm not sure. Its just a feeling. 

Long_Range_Sniper #6 Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:34 PM

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View Postxx984, on 08 April 2018 - 05:22 PM, said:

I have noticed a rather weird bug when i play certain tanks my whole game freezes and i need to restart my PC. Happens every time i take my IS-7.

 

Hitbox removal mod?



xx984 #7 Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:52 PM

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View PostLong_Range_Sniper, on 08 April 2018 - 05:34 PM, said:

 

Hitbox removal mod?

 

I only use XVM, Hitlog, and and the MoE Progress shown ingame mod thing, Warpack various garage mods as well. It probably is to do with that, but im too lazy to uninstall them all, dont play my IS7 enough for it to bother me

WindSplitter1 #8 Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:52 PM

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I've seen this just before 1.0, has increased ever since:

 

  • "Sorry, I was toilet" - TOG II*
  • "Affirmative!" - T29, Had to ask him in French is he could help us after camping the entire match. Shot only HE.
  • "Negative!" - MT-25, reroller camping at the spawnpoint in Murovanka, only came down to clean up and farm WN8

 

Etcetera...

 

Botting and AFK have gone through the roof. If you don't mind me tinfoilling, I suspect this has something to do with the current MM. People don't bother trying anymore and with XVM, they just give up after they see the lineup.



Strappster #9 Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:09 PM

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I've certainly seen a few more AFK than I remember (probably connection/loading issues or crashing from outdated mods) but the bots could simply be those people who haven't played for a couple of years having another go because of the launch of 1.0. It's been a big launch, lots of new players and players who have no idea what the current meta is.

 

I suspect there may be more than a few players like me, who didn't play much straight after the launch because it's not fair on my team to have me load in 30-40s after the countdown finished, particularly if I'm playing a light tank. It's only now that I'm seeing the changes on some of the maps that other folk are much more familiar with. Although I still think Abbey is a horrible 3-corridor map.



mickleblade #10 Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:30 PM

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I've been AFK ~10 times after the update due to persuading the pc the play ball, I've even been given the WG official warnings! (which are, of course, a mark of achievement and are to be treasured, much like pinning a speeding ticket on the inside of the toilet door) 

Homer_J #11 Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:38 PM

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I've seen a lot of late joiners but then there is still the bug with long loading times.  Also after each patch you get the people who don't bother updating their mods so crash out during loading.



Roudari #12 Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:09 PM

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After the patch the game has been very unstable for some so most likely those afk/bots are just players whos game crashed.

Erwin_Von_Braun #13 Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:12 PM

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View PostWindSplitter1, on 08 April 2018 - 06:52 PM, said:

I've seen this just before 1.0, has increased ever since:

 

  • "Sorry, I was toilet" - TOG II*
  • "Affirmative!" - T29, Had to ask him in French is he could help us after camping the entire match. Shot only HE.
  • "Negative!" - MT-25, reroller camping at the spawnpoint in Murovanka, only came down to clean up and farm WN8

 

Etcetera...

 

Botting and AFK have gone through the roof. If you don't mind me tinfoilling, I suspect this has something to do with the current MM. People don't bother trying anymore and with XVM, they just give up after they see the lineup.

 

This^

Most of the time, they don't start moving until either hit, or towards the end of the game - thus avoiding the 'Inaction/bot' reports,:angry:



Tankyouverymuch2 #14 Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:14 PM

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I was platooning today with a clanmate and he wasn't moving from the start of the match, he came back like 5 minutes later in the match, saying his whole PC restarted itself.

lmperfection #15 Posted 08 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

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Had a few instances where maps just wouldn't load. Everything else would load, like the tanks and objects but only after they break. It always happens on Ensk and Himmelsdorf too. I play them games looking at the mini map and wiping my MoE tears away in my mousemat.

Strappster #16 Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:49 AM

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View PostTankyouverymuch2, on 08 April 2018 - 08:14 PM, said:

I was platooning today with a clanmate and he wasn't moving from the start of the match, he came back like 5 minutes later in the match, saying his whole PC restarted itself.

 

Crashes can happen to everyone. My PC went down the other day (not while playing) because I stretched my leg out and accidentally turned off the plug bar with my toe. :facepalm:

 

Had a battle earlier tonight where our Foch B was afk for the whole thing. We still romped to an easy 15:2 win and their second kill was the Foch B exploding at the end of the battle. He was awarded 0xp and I assume he got no credits and a full repair bill, so there's certainly a system in place to catch people abusing it.



Spurtung #17 Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:56 AM

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View Postxx984, on 08 April 2018 - 07:22 PM, said:

Yes, Naturally some people will struggle to load in at all with the update graphics and what not. 

 

I have noticed a rather weird bug when i play certain tanks my whole game freezes and i need to restart my PC. Happens every time i take my IS-7.

 

Happened to me once, noticed freezing, opened up task manager, game kept bleeding ram and the whole machine clogged up. I needed to restart the whole thing.

 

Obj. 705, Prok.

By the time I was back, we were down 6 tanks.


Edited by Spurtung, 09 April 2018 - 04:57 AM.


Excavatus #18 Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:15 AM

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View PostLong_Range_Sniper, on 08 April 2018 - 08:16 PM, said:

Accepting all the usual forum stuff about observational bias and lack of evidence, but has anyone else felt that the number of AFK/Bot players in your own spawn has increased after 1.0 went live?

 

I just get the feeling that too many games are currently suffering because a player who could be in either team doesn't seem to be able to load the game and either comes alive too far into the game, or just stays AFK for the duration.

 

Obviously no replays, records, evidence, statistics, or data will be provided if requested.

 

Shut up!

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shane73tank #19 Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:30 AM

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Yep 1.0 has brought a lot of crashes which make people seem afk

Hammerhead20 #20 Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

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Say "thank you" to WG once again.

 

Game is completely unstable, full of bugs, glitches and other crap which will take WG another 1,000 years to "fix it".

 

Introducing WoT 1.0 is the biggest mistake this company have ever made.

 

This game is only "good" for one reason - for wasting your time and money.






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