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Canadian_Reaper

Are there always AFKers in ranked?

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I know- not trying to start a "WG FIX!!!" thread- but this is my first time really attempting ranked, and it seems like  every other game has a player on one of the teams load in, and just go afk. (Or go hide somewhere and go afk)

I wanted to try the ranked battles out, as I thought it might be a little more competitive (and thus make me learn more-really I need it) but it honestly seems like half the battle have had more AFK players than I usually see in randoms.

It just made me curious, does this happen every ranked season, just lower tier ones, or have I just had my usual "I know it's extremely unlikely that WG programs the game's RNG to hate me, but sometimes..."" 

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5 minutes ago, Canadian_Reaper said:

I know- not trying to start a "WG FIX!!!" thread- but this is my first time really attempting ranked, and it seems like  every other game has a player on one of the teams load in, and just go afk. (Or go hide somewhere and go afk)

I wanted to try the ranked battles out, as I thought it might be a little more competitive (and thus make me learn more-really I need it) but it honestly seems like half the battle have had more AFK players than I usually see in randoms.

It just made me curious, does this happen every ranked season, just lower tier ones, or have I just had my usual "I know it's extremely unlikely that WG programs the game's RNG to hate me, but sometimes..."" 

This isnt ranked, its minime ranked. Afk doesnt matter here. Wait for a real ranked session to get worked up about afk.

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I didn't see any AFKs in Ranked Sprint last week. I did see some after the last update in Random. In fact, my game crashed right after the update and I barely made it back to the match before it got started. After updates it's oftentimes a good idea to run the file integrity checker to ensure that the download and install proceeded as planned -- I did this and have had no more problems.

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should be auto pink if you load in too late for ranked. screws up the game. if your internet sucks that bad you shouldn't be playing ranked anyway. if its you doing something else...either way that's your fault and your decision, which affects all the other players.

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I wouldn’t say “always”, but I’d say more often than it should be. 

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The reason some people do this is that they will eventually fail their way to rank one by letting teams carry them.  It won’t work well in this environment because with 5 ship teams, one guy doing this is 20% of the team, therefore a lot harder for the people who actually DO play to compensate for the loss of the nimrod who doesn’t.  Also with the new(ish) AFK penalties, they can’t do it for long before going orange and being inelligible for anything but co-op.  

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I didn't see any afk players this season, a few potatoes but no afk'ers

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There probably are. Use the 7 per day in game afk reports and send in a support ticket with replay for each one every time for any battle in any mode.

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45 minutes ago, RumpledSteelskins said:

The reason some people do this is that they will eventually fail their way to rank one by letting teams carry them.  It won’t work well in this environment because with 5 ship teams, one guy doing this is 20% of the team, therefore a lot harder for the people who actually DO play to compensate for the loss of the nimrod who doesn’t.  Also with the new(ish) AFK penalties, they can’t do it for long before going orange and being inelligible for anything but co-op.  

Wrong.  If you AFK a ranked battle you don't gain a star if your team wins.  I had a rare internet outage last season on loading.  My team won but being AFK all match, I was made pink and didn't gain a star.  

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19 minutes ago, RightYouAreKen said:

Wrong.  If you AFK a ranked battle you don't gain a star if your team wins.  I had a rare internet outage last season on loading.  My team won but being AFK all match, I was made pink and didn't gain a star.  

I stand corrected then.  Didn’t know they’d changed this with the new AFK rules.   It used to happen before they changed the rules though.

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