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wobblybob #1 Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:02 AM

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Anyone seeing an increase in afk players? Seen five today. In each case the team with them lost. 3 times enemy and twice my team. Can't say I have found this to be this common previously. Game I just played it was T110E5, before that it was M103. Not allowed to do the name and shame thing but looking at the stats they had been played sometimes but obviously had not for a lot of games. E5 guy has 16% WR in his 268 for example, 34% in T92. You get the picture.

I can't figure out why a player would routinely afk Tier 10 tank. You definitely wont make credits, survival rate was under 5% on the 268. Crew xp would be minimal too.

I thought maybe some players have taken up the offer to pay to have your tank 'played by professionals' or perhaps going for missions?  Any idea's?


 

Also, WG, just run a script to put these accounts on watch list then take action. Its really not hard is it?



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It's only my perception, but I think I've seen more AFK players recently.

 

I don't want to suggest that someone counts the AFK players per game in case it proves XVM focus...........:hiding:



wobblybob #3 Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:16 AM

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Or manipulation of the MM :D
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Although, it does actually achieve that aim.....



XxKuzkina_MatxX #4 Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:19 AM

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I did see some AFK players today both in my team and in the enemy's.

 

Also saw a lot of garbage players that you'd wish them AFK for the sake of hp preservation!



PervyPastryPuffer #5 Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:23 AM

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I bet it's that fullscreen crash-to-black-screen bug, which STILL occurs (tried it today, still happens) two weeks after the patch...

 

FIX IT ALREADY



Balc0ra #6 Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:34 AM

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I've seen a few today. More then usual that is. But most of them don't load in even. So could even be mod issues. 

 

View Postwobblybob, on 12 September 2018 - 12:02 AM, said:

Also, WG, just run a script to put these accounts on watch list then take action. Its really not hard is it?

 

There already is. It's the same system that blows them up if they survive the game. And gives them zero XP if it's happened a game or two too often of late. If you don't believe there is. Then go afk and test it a few games in a row, as in no input. If you don't believe it's there. You have nothing to fear. 

 

But that said I don't recall how many games it takes to get zero XP followed by the temp ban. It was added there when the idle bots farmers plagued the game at the worst. That and like the TD system. It doesn't take long to get the "ratio" back up again to remove your marks. As in the watchlist dots goes away a bit to fast IMO. 

 


Edited by Balc0ra, 12 September 2018 - 12:40 AM.


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I run out of daily reports using it on them things

NoobySkooby #8 Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:52 AM

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View Postwobblybob, on 12 September 2018 - 12:02 AM, said:

Anyone seeing an increase in afk players? Seen five today. In each case the team with them lost. 3 times enemy and twice my team. Can't say I have found this to be this common previously. Game I just played it was T110E5, before that it was M103. Not allowed to do the name and shame thing but looking at the stats they had been played sometimes but obviously had not for a lot of games. E5 guy has 16% WR in his 268 for example, 34% in T92. You get the picture.

I can't figure out why a player would routinely afk Tier 10 tank. You definitely wont make credits, survival rate was under 5% on the 268. Crew xp would be minimal too.

I thought maybe some players have taken up the offer to pay to have your tank 'played by professionals' or perhaps going for missions?  Any idea's?


 

Also, WG, just run a script to put these accounts on watch list then take action. Its really not hard is it?

 

Some people just lose internet connections too, not that hard to grasp is it?

 

Annoyingly more so for the user it happens just at the start or during a game, never whilst in the garage:angry:



catatpillar #9 Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:01 AM

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Yes. I still believe some of them are bots to fill up. Seen more afk-ers at nights when the playerbase numbers are lower. Or maybe they felt asleep at the desk after hitting the Battle button?

NoobySkooby #10 Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:04 AM

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View Postcatatpillar, on 12 September 2018 - 01:01 AM, said:

Yes. I still believe some of them are bots to fill up. Seen more afk-ers at nights when the playerbase numbers are lower. Or maybe they felt asleep at the desk after hitting the Battle button?

 

Or just drank themselves into oblivion, I once had a clan commander who did that:D

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View PostNoobySkooby, on 12 September 2018 - 12:04 AM, said:

 

Or just drank themselves into oblivion, I once had a clan commander who did that:D

Hahahah

When i play at nights i'm usually drunk too. But not into oblivion. I get the desire to shoot enemy tanks when drunk. :D



wobblybob #12 Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:15 AM

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Nooby, its not DC issue.

 

 

I know they have match penalty Balcora but look at some of the tanks


 

RhmPnzr  - 39 games - 0% WR (I sheet you not)

Obj 268 - 103 games - 16% WR

T92 HMC - 205 games - 34% WR


 

Recent stats


 

45 tier X games played in 24 hrs - 8.89% WR

163 games played , last 7 days - 12.88% WR

663 games played, last 30 days 28.51% WR


 

It's actually old V_TER account and has good stats on other tanks so most likely sold on. However, doesn't answer the question, why the hell are players doing this and why can't WG script spot this kind of outlier performance. He has been at it for ages by the looks of it.  24hr Distance driven check?


 


 


 



SuedKAT #13 Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:23 AM

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Yes, but not the usual AFK at spawn people, more the ones that played for a while and then crashed, which albeit is quite common after any major patch due to people using out of date mods but now it's been a bit more than usual.

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View PostSuedKAT, on 12 September 2018 - 02:23 AM, said:

Yes, but not the usual AFK at spawn people, more the ones that played for a while and then crashed, which albeit is quite common after any major patch due to people using out of date mods but now it's been a bit more than usual.

 

Yeah, this:

 

View PostPervyPastryPuffer, on 12 September 2018 - 01:23 AM, said:

I bet it's that fullscreen crash-to-black-screen bug, which STILL occurs (tried it today, still happens) two weeks after the patch...

 

FIX IT ALREADY

 

Happens without any mods installed, and I ain't the only one with this issue... Windowed mode fixes it, but that sucks. :sceptic:



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I've seen a few that would have been more use to the team if they were AFK.

Balc0ra #16 Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:06 AM

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View Postwobblybob, on 12 September 2018 - 01:15 AM, said:

 

I know they have match penalty Balcora but look at some of the tanks

 

 

Well like I said. It has a few flaws. It only works and counts if there is zero input. If you make it back before the match ends, and move you get no warning. That and the window to get points taken away is way to small. They should stick for way longer. 

 

So if they stay idle, move a bit later or when they die. They can still get away with those WR's. Be that a mod issue, drunkness, black screen, or... just.. trying out idle farming. Who knows. 

 

View Postwobblybob, on 12 September 2018 - 01:15 AM, said:

RhmPnzr  - 39 games - 0% WR (I sheet you not)

 

0%? Well, he could have had a bad team streak :P As even a broken clock is right twice a day. And getting zero % on 39 games takes more then his effort. Or lack there of rather. 

 

View PostPervyPastryPuffer, on 12 September 2018 - 01:28 AM, said:

Happens without any mods installed, and I ain't the only one with this issue... Windowed mode fixes it, but that sucks. :sceptic:

 

Going by the few topics about that issue I've seen. It seems to happen mid game etc with no warning. Not during loading to cause them to go idle instantly. And it seems to have affected a small few. Could not even be the game. As again, the last time there was a nasty issue people blamed on mods that caused the game to crash and go black. It was discord's overlay mode that caused it. 


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Every time I get in a -2 mm ill just yolo the enemy. Guess its better than afk?

magkiln #18 Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:43 AM

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View Postwobblybob, on 12 September 2018 - 12:02 AM, said:

Anyone seeing an increase in afk players? Seen five today. In each case the team with them lost. 3 times enemy and twice my team. Can't say I have found this to be this common previously. Game I just played it was T110E5, before that it was M103. Not allowed to do the name and shame thing but looking at the stats they had been played sometimes but obviously had not for a lot of games. E5 guy has 16% WR in his 268 for example, 34% in T92. You get the picture.

I can't figure out why a player would routinely afk Tier 10 tank. You definitely wont make credits, survival rate was under 5% on the 268. Crew xp would be minimal too.

I thought maybe some players have taken up the offer to pay to have your tank 'played by professionals' or perhaps going for missions?  Any idea's?


 

Also, WG, just run a script to put these accounts on watch list then take action. Its really not hard is it?

 

It's because of the event. The more tanks that are in the queue, the better the chance to get to 25 million.  Once you have 75 tokens, it doesn't matter if you are afk for every single game afterwards.

thedab #19 Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:49 AM

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no

zlaja031 #20 Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:39 AM

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Nope, i’m play For two months actively nothing unusual. Dumb and bots playere are there but AFK is rarely. They are eventually AFK if game crashes, so they didn’t load into the battle.




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