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When is Wargaming going to adress the insane amount of bots/afk's in this game?


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DeBanus #1 Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:26 PM

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Usually I play around 20~ games a day on average, and lately I notice several "people" a day,  randomly being AFK on random spots on the map.

Is it just me experiencing this weird kind of behaviour, or am I not the only one going crazy here? :P



Uh_Oh_ #2 Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:41 PM

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I keep making the mistake of watching games to the end after I die lately and I would agree with you

Echotun #3 Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:49 PM

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View PostUh_Oh_, on 15 May 2020 - 02:41 PM, said:

I keep making the mistake of watching games to the end after I die lately and I would agree with you


Unless you want to end up in a padded cell one day; dont do that :)



Private_Miros #4 Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:50 PM

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Occasionally there's an afk guy. It's been months since I saw an obvious bot at work.

 

Sure there's players that don't play in the battles like I would play (luckily, it would be boring and predictable that way - not to mention a lot less damage, xp and credits if everyone just gets 1/15th), but what do you expect WG do to about that?



Echotun #5 Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:51 PM

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View PostDeBanus, on 15 May 2020 - 02:26 PM, said:

Usually I play around 20~ games a day on average, and lately I notice several "people" a day,  randomly being AFK on random spots on the map.

Is it just me experiencing this weird kind of behaviour, or am I not the only one going crazy here? :P


Try to eat crayons and drive you tank simultaneously. Its harder than you think :D
 



Miepie #6 Posted 15 May 2020 - 02:56 PM

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Since 1.9 I've had about six game freezes / crashes to desktop, and a game on Fisherman's Bay that was graphically glitched like a bad mushroom trip. I thought it was something on my end, but maybe it is something more people are experiencing.

tank276 #7 Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:02 PM

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View PostDeBanus, on 15 May 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Usually I play around 20~ games a day on average, and lately I notice several "people" a day,  randomly being AFK on random spots on the map.

Is it just me experiencing this weird kind of behaviour, or am I not the only one going crazy here? :P


No, it is not you, bots exist.

But I have encountered them during the whole  last 8 years, its not a new thing.



DiSaBor #8 Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:04 PM

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View PostMiepie, on 15 May 2020 - 02:56 PM, said:

Since 1.9 I've had about six game freezes / crashes to desktop, and a game on Fisherman's Bay that was graphically glitched like a bad mushroom trip. I thought it was something on my end, but maybe it is something more people are experiencing.

Crashes are real

Also do you have a replay of that mushroom game ?



shikaka9 #9 Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:07 PM

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they not afk, they just thinking strategies

Echotun #10 Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:38 PM

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View Postshikaka9, on 15 May 2020 - 03:07 PM, said:

they not afk, they just thinking strategies


Probably just mixed up tactics and tic-tacs



Jauhesammutin #11 Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:40 PM

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View PostDeBanus, on 15 May 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Usually I play around 20~ games a day on average, and lately I notice several "people" a day,  randomly being AFK on random spots on the map.

Is it just me experiencing this weird kind of behaviour, or am I not the only one going crazy here? :P

I don't really have time to watch other players play. I focus on my own game and move on.



Pathethicc_Noob #12 Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:45 PM

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Better question : When they gonna adress "milion" things that need fixing. 

DeBanus #13 Posted 15 May 2020 - 03:59 PM

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View PostJauhesammutin, on 15 May 2020 - 02:40 PM, said:

I don't really have time to watch other players play. I focus on my own game and move on.

 

Well I don't watch other people play. Someone randomly being afk really stands out on the battlefield.



Tipperty #14 Posted 15 May 2020 - 04:27 PM

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The servers have also been messing up a lot with so many people playing during the lockdown. So the Bots, as you call them have probably just DC'd, plus, not everyone plays the same, You will have to put up with a mixture of players in the game, aggressive ones, and passive ones. It is annoying, but it is online gaming.

unhappy__bunny #15 Posted 15 May 2020 - 04:27 PM

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View PostDeBanus, on 15 May 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Usually I play around 20~ games a day on average, and lately I notice several "people" a day,  randomly being AFK on random spots on the map.

Is it just me experiencing this weird kind of behaviour, or am I not the only one going crazy here? :P

 

View PostDeBanus, on 15 May 2020 - 02:59 PM, said:

 

Well I don't watch other people play. Someone randomly being afk really stands out on the battlefield.

And your thread title 

When is Wargaming going to adress the insane amount of bots/afk's in this game?

 

Are you talking about bots?

or "bad" players?

or those that go afk?

 

They are not all the same thing.

bots are programmed tanks running according to a specified routine.

"bad" players are just players and are entitled to play this game.

Players that go afk may do so for a variety of reasons, none that will be known to others. 

 

So what do you propose WG do about any of these? 

 

 



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View PostMiepie, on 15 May 2020 - 01:56 PM, said:

Since 1.9 I've had about six game freezes / crashes to desktop, and a game on Fisherman's Bay that was graphically glitched like a bad mushroom trip. I thought it was something on my end, but maybe it is something more people are experiencing.

Have you tried an integrity check? We had one guy in the clan recently who every time he got a certain map his game would crash he ran the check and it fixed it for him so could be worth a go? One of the other guys in the clan had bad textures and glitches all the time and that ended up being his hard drive starting to fail.



DeBanus #17 Posted 15 May 2020 - 04:49 PM

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View PostTipperty, on 15 May 2020 - 03:27 PM, said:

The servers have also been messing up a lot with so many people playing during the lockdown. So the Bots, as you call them have probably just DC'd, plus, not everyone plays the same, You will have to put up with a mixture of players in the game, aggressive ones, and passive ones. It is annoying, but it is online gaming.

 

Someone might suffer from a disconnection and strand somewhere on the battlefield being afk. This withnessing several times per day; EVERY DAY is just insane.

The odds that would happen are just way to tiny; therefore something is going on here. Does the new client crash a lot of players these days?

I'm didn't start this post to point fingers or to flame on bad players for being bad, I started this post to see if other players do withness the same occurance.



Slyspy #18 Posted 15 May 2020 - 04:57 PM

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View PostMiepie, on 15 May 2020 - 02:56 PM, said:

Since 1.9 I've had about six game freezes / crashes to desktop, and a game on Fisherman's Bay that was graphically glitched like a bad mushroom trip. I thought it was something on my end, but maybe it is something more people are experiencing.

 

If you are using mods then I would try the game in safe mode to see if the crashes continue. But to be honest the graphics thing makes it sound like a graphics card which can't cope, is overheating or has bad drivers.



Balc0ra #19 Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:00 PM

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Tbh, most of them are just the same old Steve that tells you to bugger off in chat if you talk to him. So... I would not say it's been a spike. As due to recent events, Steve has more time to play. On lower tiers, I suspect you will spot more waypoint bots atm as they get away with it for longer there among all the bad.

Pansenmann #20 Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:16 PM

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I was afk too yesterday with my skorp-G.
just as the countdown hit zero, my neighbor above rang because water hose to her washing mashine broke.
came back half an hour later to see 3/4 of my team did zero dmg. :)




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