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5 ranked battles in a row there have been AFK's that never joined the battle. WG needs to ban these accounts from playing ranked and also give them a month of coop!

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14 minutes ago, Capt_h2o said:

5 ranked battles in a row there have been AFK's that never joined the battle. WG needs to ban these accounts from playing ranked and also give them a month of coop!

I went afk 3 times in season 9 of ranked. 

Won all 3 games

I am more help to my team when I am afk because I obviously can't do anything stupid then. 

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1. IT'S PIXLES.   2. IT'S A  GAME.  3. Have you NEVER had something in real life call you afk?  4. It's a FREE GAME.    Ohhh, there's soooo much more.  Just, work with what you have.

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5 minutes ago, Petty_Admiral said:

 3. Have you NEVER had something in real life call you afk?

Play randoms then. Or you're obviously too busy for a gaming session if IRL comes calling.

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Just now, J30_Reinhardt said:

Play randoms then you knuckledragger. Or you're obviously too busy for a gaming session if IRL comes calling.

First afk in season 9 was this dandy grass fire that the environment dept had supposedly put out the day before:

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Second afk was this lame fire that the guy should have never started: 

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And the 3rd afk was for this nice fire that we ended up getting a helicopter helping us with:IMG_20180514_194230060_HDR.thumb.jpg.73172bc0bb9724a6f3d0ef378d6b4e6e.jpg

 

If I am at home I am on call every single hour of every single day. What do you suggest I do? Not play any multi-player game for the rest of my life? The fact of the matter is, I ranked out better than most of the server despite being afk for 2% of my games that season. 

 

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If I am in a match and my wife comes in and wants to talk to me then she is a million times more important then a stupid little video game. If you don't understand that there are many situations that can interfere with gaming and you don't accept that as normal then you might reconsider you mental attitude. So get over it.

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2 minutes ago, Ducky_shot said:

*snip*

Given the giant and long drawn out complaint thread from back in the day of course there are exceptions but not everyone that goes pink or AFK in ranked or even randoms is a hospital doctor, first responder, etc.

Again, if you're under threat of having to leave or you are otherwise on call there ARE other game modes you can play that would rustle less jimmies.

Or you can just be a selfish you know what and piss everyone else off.

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Just now, J30_Reinhardt said:

Given the giant and long drawn out complaint thread from back in the day of course there are exceptions but not everyone that goes pink or AFK in ranked or even randoms is a hospital doctor, first responder, etc.

Again, if you're under threat of having to leave or you are otherwise on call there ARE other game modes you can play that would rustle less jimmies.

Or you can just be a selfish you know what and piss everyone else off.

Im not going to let the small percentage of chance tell me I should be playing coop over ranked. 

Obviously the chance of me ticking you off by going afk are pretty much slim to nil in ranked over random. 

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4 minutes ago, Ducky_shot said:

Im not going to let the small percentage of chance tell me I should be playing coop over ranked. 

Obviously the chance of me ticking you off by going afk are pretty much slim to nil in ranked over random. 

I'd me alot more miffed at the pinkers in ranked than in rando's thats for sure.

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34 minutes ago, Ducky_shot said:

I went afk 3 times in season 9 of ranked. 

Won all 3 games

I am more help to my team when I am afk because I obviously can't do anything stupid then. 

Curious, did you get your stars for the wins?

In the previous run, we were up 5-3, no way to lose, I was having a great game, 2 caps, 1v1ed and sank both enemy DDs, and this would have been my last game to rank out. I DC'ed at that point, and wasn't able to get back in by the end of the match. (router issue)

We had won, and I didn't get the star. Ended up taking 5 more games to rank out.

EDIT: nvm, you're not talking about DCs....

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It should carry a slightly higher penalty than random games, but should follow the same punishment progression.

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5 minutes ago, Skpstr said:

Curious, did you get your stars for the wins?

In the previous run, we were up 5-3, no way to lose, I was having a great game, 2 caps, 1v1ed and sank both enemy DDs, and this would have been my last game to rank out. I DC'ed at that point, and wasn't able to get back in by the end of the match. (router issue)

We had won, and I didn't get the star. Ended up taking 5 more games to rank out.

EDIT: nvm, you're not talking about DCs....

No, I leave the game up and send my ship where it likely won't get killed at least. 

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Simple solution, AFKer in ranked (achieve a 0 score) gets no stars in a win and loose one in a loss (maybe two) 

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With tier 5 ranked battles I think afk is the least of my concerns. If I'm not dodging friendly torps I consider it a good team.

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52 minutes ago, Capt_h2o said:

5 ranked battles in a row there have been AFK's that never joined the battle. WG needs to ban these accounts from playing ranked and also give them a month of coop!

Translation: I have lost the last five matches and need to blame someone other than myself.

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If you can’t reasonably commit 20 minutes to the game, then don’t queue up for Ranked, it’s that simple. Stick to Randoms or Coop. Going AFK in Ranked should immediately put you into a probationary state for three days. Going AFK while on probation should ban you from Ranked for a week.  

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4 minutes ago, Botcha said:

Simple solution, AFKer in ranked (achieve a 0 score) gets no stars in a win and loose one in a loss (maybe two) 

That actually makes sense.

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28 minutes ago, J30_Reinhardt said:

Or you can just be a selfish you know what and piss everyone else off.

Yes, volunteer firefighters and first responders everywhere do it out of selfishness. 

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1 hour ago, Capt_h2o said:

5 ranked battles in a row there have been AFK's that never joined the battle. WG needs to ban these accounts from playing ranked and also give them a month of coop!

Have you ever been jonesing to play a video game and you know that your internet connection is tricky and you hope against hope that it lasts....5-10-20-minutes? Storms knock power out, internet does go down, angry wives rip cords out of computers ...

the only real way to  limit afk's is a mutli que process, like "que for battle" then after a pool of so many join, another prompt and possibly so on. Logistically, I am sure it's impossible. 

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Here is just an  idea.  If your team mate is afk, let there be absolutely NO PENALITY for pounding him into an oil slick.  It's really satisfying.  You get that "THERE...Take That!!!" feeling and revenge has been served.  I really don't think some people understand that when you are afk, you hurt the whole team by your absence.  A lot of us pay real money for flags etc. that are wasted when you lose.  The mentality, "It's JUST a game" is lame because most of us pay good money, try hard to get better and it just really honks me off when someone just blows off the battle.  And have you noticed the excuses are ALWAYS not their fault?  Folks, if you can't spare the time to contribute to a team effort, please don't log into that battle.

Now....Let's just all line up and take one shot each into that self important little buttmunch.  It's fun and WG should give us awards too....Lol.  (by the way, for you Millinnieals, that was meant as sarcastic humor, so don't get yer knickers in a wad!)

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The never loading all the way in bug has never been completely stamped out. Most of us know to restart the game when this happens but there are people that do not know this.

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Guess I should be banned for the time my neighbors shed burned down beneath the powerlines to the neighborhood causing me to afk. :cap_popcorn:

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Look OP, NO NO NO

things happen,

fires,kids,wife,dog,internet

 

Things happen...Report move on

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