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boldsirrobin #1 Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:45 PM

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Just had a battle wit 1 player afk. His tank had zero movement, zero shots etc. He just put his tank into the battle and went away.

 

We won the battle. The top player on our team with 5.5k damage and 4 kills got 800 XP. The afk player got 400. That's a pretty good way of getting XP for nothing. If that was his first "victory" of the day, he got 2k XP for hurting the team by reducing it to 14 tanks.

 

Please stop giving afk players XP and credits. There are way too many afk players.

 

It is easy. Zero movement and Zero shots fored = zero XP, zero credits and a ban of you do it too often.

 



mango91 #2 Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

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did you bravely run away from the fight?

Balc0ra #3 Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

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View Postboldsirrobin, on 14 May 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

It is easy. Zero movement and Zero shots fored = zero XP, zero credits and a ban of you do it too often.

 

That's what they do. But not for one game now and then. Just like they don't insta ban anyone for one hit on a friendly.

 

You might have noticed afk tanks blowing up when the battle ends. This is to give them full repair and done by the same system. If they do this 2-3 more times in a short period of time, they get zero XP and credits each game. A game or two of that, and temp ban is next.

 

 



Homer_J #4 Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:23 PM

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View Postboldsirrobin, on 14 May 2018 - 02:45 PM, said:

 

It is easy. Zero movement and Zero shots fored = zero XP, zero credits and a ban of you do it too often.

 

 

That's what happens already.

 

Do you think people should be punished for getting called away for just one battle?

 

Like you say, you won, you didn't need this person, they could equally have driven to A0 and sat behind arty, which would have gotten around your "Zero movement and Zero shots fored" rule.

 

Just ignore it and move on.



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View PostHomer_J, on 14 May 2018 - 03:23 PM, said:

 

That's what happens already.

 

Do you think people should be punished for getting called away for just one battle?

 

Like you say, you won, you didn't need this person, they could equally have driven to A0 and sat behind arty, which would have gotten around your "Zero movement and Zero shots fored" rule.

 

Just ignore it and move on.

 

Also let's not forget that artillery is in the game, which could just simply shoot into your spawn area. Granted, it doesn't happen very often and only up to mid-tier (at high tiers SPG have long enough loading times for the targets to have left their spawn already) and the penetration nerf has made it more unlikely for one-shot kills, but RNGesus could still easily wreck a tank whose player is still orientating himself (add to that the battle loading issues version 1.0 has brought to many players and they could easily get destroyed before they even had the chance to hit the WASD keys)

 

I personally did quite a few blind shots into the enemy spawn with my Birch Gun (8 seconds reload) so automatically banning any player that had the bad luck to sit where my shells were raining down? I'd rather not.



boldsirrobin #7 Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:02 PM

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Interesting!

 

I will take your word that "that is what happens already". I saw the afk player listed with 400 XP in the post-battle statistics ( half the XP of the top player )  so it looked to me that he was getting that XP.

 

And no, Homer, I do not think people should be punished for being called away for one battle. That is why I said "if you do it too often". !



BravelyRanAway #8 Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:04 PM

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View Postmango91, on 14 May 2018 - 01:48 PM, said:

did you bravely run away from the fight?

 

That was me.:hiding:
 

View Postboldsirrobin, on 14 May 2018 - 08:02 PM, said:

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Imposter!


 

boldsirrobin #9 Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:12 PM

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No!

 

     It's the schizophrenia again. If I take a few more of the big red tablets I will be OK.

 

     Bravely taking to his feet he beat a very brave retreat, Bravest of the brave .. Sir Robin !



TheComfyChair #10 Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:12 PM

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View PostBravelyRanAway, on 14 May 2018 - 09:06 PM, said:

Imposter!

 

only one way to deal with this.....



Strappster #11 Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:19 PM

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View Postboldsirrobin, on 14 May 2018 - 08:02 PM, said:

I will take your word that "that is what happens already". I saw the afk player listed with 400 XP in the post-battle statistics ( half the XP of the top player )  so it looked to me that he was getting that XP.

 

You can take my word for it too. :)

 



Homer_J #12 Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:27 AM

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View Postboldsirrobin, on 14 May 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

Interesting!

 

I will take your word that "that is what happens already".

 

You don't need to, just AFK 3 battles in a row.

 

Sometimes you will see people with 0 exp, I've seen screenshots posted on the forum with "why did this guy get 0", generally happens right after a patch when people are getting their mods sorted.

 

Simply AFKing every battle is not profitable, but it doesn't take much to get around it.  And someone AFK in base is more use than someone who has a script which drives them straight to the most likely enemy ambush and fires off some random shots.



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Don't you just hate it when you go into battle and an important call s comes in, or you have to dash to the khazi in case you have nasty accident?

 

WoT is an addiction and i love it but sometimes just sometimes things tear me away from the game just at the wrong time, albeit very rarely, what I do loathe though is when i am in game and my internet connection is interrupted, that sends me berserk.

 



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View PostNoobySkooby, on 15 May 2018 - 08:09 AM, said:

Don't you just hate it when you go into battle and an important call s comes in, or you have to dash to the khazi in case you have nasty accident?

 

Wrong. Answer.

 

Spoiler

 



OllieCromwell #15 Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:38 AM

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View Postmango91, on 14 May 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

did you bravely run away from the fight?

 

Is he french ?

 



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View Postboldsirrobin, on 14 May 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

Interesting!

 

I will take your word that "that is what happens already". I saw the afk player listed with 400 XP in the post-battle statistics ( half the XP of the top player )  so it looked to me that he was getting that XP.

 

And no, Homer, I do not think people should be punished for being called away for one battle. That is why I said "if you do it too often". !

 

I have not seen many 0 xp afk players since the system was added a few years ago. But have a few screens of it. So it's rather rare still.

 

But if he joined the game and had mod issues, ISP issues or simply had to leave for more real life issues... what ever the case may be. And the issue also is... we don't know how many times he has done this. If any at all. If this was his only time or not.

 

With each update we get a topic or two from ppl crashing constantly and saying WG punished them for it after a few times. As they crash and can't play as they got a warning about idle. As they play with day one mod packs with outdated CT mods not made for live. And they don't even check those. So we know it's working via that too.

 

Tho you can go afk for a few games yourself and test it... as I told one guy last year to do in a similar topic he made. He did not believe me... he did later tho when he had to play to get the zero xp penalty off him.






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