Discussion AFK players on ship thread is a joke

Discussion in 'TLOPO General Discussion' started by BennyTB, Nov 7, 2017.

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Is going AFK on a ship worthy of being banned? or being bullied?

  1. No

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  2. No

    73.0%
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  1. squintz

    squintz Wanted Pirate

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    That seems fair. But your style probably should stick to pirates that know you. I can't think of a single reason to let a stranger come on, say I'm going to be away for a while, mind if I sleep on your ship? That's nice if they let you, but it does absolutely nothing for the captain.
    Goes back to what I've said before, why even jump on knowing you're busy. It doesn't jibe. What are you expecting to gain with this technique?
    If you knew the capt can kick AFK, would you still just jump ships and check back every 5 minutes?
    And we've all been up to our necks off Cuba. A lot.

    Edited for spelling and grammar. I'm getting dyslectic.
     
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  2. squintz

    squintz Wanted Pirate

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    Come on thunder, you've been here longer than that and know it's not that easy.

    And I just reread the poll question a little closer. It doesn't give any choice does it.
     
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  3. Eric Sailcutter

    Eric Sailcutter Honorable Pirate

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    I voted no, no one should be bullied and though I think it is rude to go AFK while crewing I don't feel it is a ban worthy offense. I am in the camp of letting the captain kick unwanted crew. I've heard the claims that such a power would be abused but I strongly disagree with those arguments: anyone who kicks hard working crew would soon find that only newbies will crew for them and it won't be a problem for long. I really think the captain should be able to decide who stays and who goes. Only trolls would kick hard working crew and I think evidence of multiple such events should be enough to ban such people. Some captains don't mind AFK crew and that is fine. I think that if you are wanting to go AFK on someones ship you should ask before you do it.
     
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  4. TheSacredAlpaca

    TheSacredAlpaca Swashbuckler

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    I support the naming and shaming of those who afk on public ships for easy and free loot. Unless the captain does not care, its there ship, there rules.
     
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  5. squintz

    squintz Wanted Pirate

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    Read the thread, everyone with a pro multi account has said they do it. Nothing mysterious about the observation nor do I have to make anything up to substantiate my comment.
     
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  6. squintz

    squintz Wanted Pirate

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    I support the right for the capt to kick afk for any reason, but I don't support making an example or shaming the player as that is counter productive to the community to me. Just kick the afk. It's enough if the kick removes any loot they may have attained by joining. It really shouldn't be looked at as a punishment, but a control given the owner of the ship. If the same afk'r shows up, then just do a game complaint.

    We just want to kick a pylon being disruptive to our ship and crew, not make a case out of it. If they don't get loot, then that's 'punishment' enough for me. If they still get loot, big deal, at least I got them off my ship so real crew members can play.
     
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  7. Daniel2702

    Daniel2702 Buccaneer

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    Good luck on getting booted by a troller right before porting
     
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  8. squintz

    squintz Wanted Pirate

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    So be it. I'll take that chance. That conduct is on every single multiplayer out there, tlopo isn't going to change that or be any different.
    Compared to how many times servers crash now in beta I wouldn't even be able to tell if that was happening.
     
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  9. Daniel2702

    Daniel2702 Buccaneer

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    I don’t think you see how damaging this can be for other players even if you couldn’t care less. Robbing people of their loot is much worse than getting some gold and mats by afking for 5 minutes. If you really care about having 1 less ship slot on a run because of an afker I can’t help you, unless you don’t care about the slot but care that he is getting little loot for doing nothing.
     
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  10. squintz

    squintz Wanted Pirate

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    I see where you're coming from, but we don't know it will even be possible to abuse such a kick if put in game. And a purposeful AFK'r is stealing from that public ship and other players when he takes loot that should have gone to an active player and I have to believe even capt's that don't care who is afk but if a capt doesn't make a pirate crew who is going to pull the sleeper routine BEFORE they go asleep, then the capt loses the opportunity to have a fuller crew for the extra loot for himself because you can not make a AFK'r a crew unless the player clicks on the invite.

    And if that player is actually going to click the invite will AFK, I don't know if that even works. Saying that somehow there will be abuse in the future with something that hasn't happened yet doesn't seem like a supportable argument yet. It's for sure something to watch for if anything kick wise happens. But the troll argument to me isn't strong enough at this point to be considered a reason for no kicking defense.

    gl
     
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  11. savvichickens

    savvichickens Pirate Apprentice

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    not even going to bother explaining. i just can't deal with ignorance, and it's such a huge pet peeve of mine to try to explain to someone who inherently doesn't care nor think about my opinion in the first place.
     
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  12. squintz

    squintz Wanted Pirate

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    Fine, but you would be wrong.
     
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  13. savvichickens

    savvichickens Pirate Apprentice

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    maybe, but that's because it's an opinion. i'll let you have your fantasy because i know you need the e-points.
     
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  14. Peter Millermaker

    Peter Millermaker Swashbuckler

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    This reminds me of people who pay to have their characters worked up by people in China in other games. I guess in the old days, you had to pay for the account, so there was much less of this problem?
     
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  15. navy3001

    navy3001 Notorious Pirate

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    can a mod please lock this topic? it really is not giving anything to improve the overall game its just here to bash on someone
     
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  16. Peter Millermaker

    Peter Millermaker Swashbuckler

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    Who is being bashed on? This actually seems like a very reasonable conversation between the people who are manipulating the rules and the people who they have saddled to do the work. Maybe the rules should stay as they are, maybe they should be modified? I have learned a lot about what is going on.
     
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  17. navy3001

    navy3001 Notorious Pirate

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    it is calling the thread on afk players is a joke, so it is saying that the maker of that thread is a joke, also by the title it is really not helping the game overall
     
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  18. Peter Millermaker

    Peter Millermaker Swashbuckler

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    There was another thread that was serious about stopping in the AFK cheating, this is one of the multi-account player's replies. Again, this thread taught me a lot about what his happening in the game and why.
     
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  19. navy3001

    navy3001 Notorious Pirate

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    he could of replyed to that topic and not create a new one
     
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  20. squintz

    squintz Wanted Pirate

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    Actually, the thread seems to have been started, well I'm not going to say because that would be calling out. But, I agree with you the thread itself should be closed as even the poll was meant as an irritant and to aggravate people who spoke out against multi-account players.
    There is at least 2 other threads that are active and civil about this subject right now and this one stands as a agitator to all.

    It should be closed to posting and we can continue of threads that are open and active on this subject.
     
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