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Should Afk Be Limited?

Should AFK Be Limited?

  • Yes

    Votes: 17 73.9%
  • No

    Votes: 6 26.1%

  • Total voters
    23
  • Poll closed .

Basil Darkratte

Site Founder
Now most of us like to get to the top servers, like Abassa, but it is always full. When you do get there, all you see is a bunch of pirates in AFK on Tortuga. Some just stay there for hours on end, filling up the slots, and slowing down Computers.
Do you think there is a need to limit how long a person goes AFK? Say, about two hours or so? After that, the system will bring you to the ' Pick a pirate ' Screen. And you'll have to log back in again. (This would go for all the servers)
Remember to explain why.
 

Captain Redhorn

Site Founder
It should only last for 30 minutes, because if you are offline for more than that people start to wonder what is going on, is he coming BTK (Back to keyboard
) or not? It would also slow down computers and some people wouldn't be able to come on Abassa. If you need to go AFK for something fast, that is okay, but if you plan on going AFK for 15 minutes or more do us all a favor and log off.
 

Basil Darkratte

Site Founder
It should only last for 30 minutes, because if you are offline for more than that people start to wonder what is going on, is he coming BTK (Back to keyboard ;)) or not? It would also slow down computers and some people wouldn't be able to come on Abassa. If you need to go AFK for something fast, that is okay, but if you plan on going AFK for 15 minutes or more do us all a favor and log off.
some games already have that. They Disney should really think about putting it in to the game
 

corey

Pirate Lord
tell them. im pretty sure it wouldnt require much just some sort of timer and boot system.
 

Basil Darkratte

Site Founder
tell them. im pretty sure it wouldnt require much just some sort of timer and boot system.
We should all do it. They might actually take up the idea..
EDIT (Mar 1, 2011 at 4:31 PM):
It should only last for 30 minutes, because if you are offline for more than that people start to wonder what is going on, is he coming BTK (Back to keyboard ;)) or not? It would also slow down computers and some people wouldn't be able to come on Abassa. If you need to go AFK for something fast, that is okay, but if you plan on going AFK for 15 minutes or more do us all a favor and log off.
hmm seems to short. at least an hour then?
 

Firehazzard

Honorable Pirate
This would be amazing! Gives other people a chance to get on a more popular server for what-ever reason!!
 

JadeOHayes

Site Founder
Actually my internet already disconnects me after two hours or so being idle ... So, I agree, Disney should just make it official.
 

Misty Moonlight

Site Founder
It is a good idea to debate the pros and cons of this.
But, I disagree with some about time length before officially being booted. There are many reasons a person is afk for 15-30 minutes. Waiting for invasion, eating, cooking, quick shower :), eating but reading chat. laundry. homework, or numerous other reasons. :) An hour of AFK sounds reasonable to me though.

I tried using the webpage to connect today and it took me 15 minutes to load :O. I wouldn't like to do this very often. They better keep the launcher for use :( :(
 

Cap'ain Valentine

Wanted Pirate
I gotta say this the only thing that drives me off the wall more than seeing 50 ppl going afk in padres and sailing for an hour and returning to see them in the exact same spot is seeing ppl afk in invasions
 

Amelia Darkskull

Site Founder
It is a good idea to debate the pros and cons of this.
But, I disagree with some about time length before officially being booted. There are many reasons a person is afk for 15-30 minutes. Waiting for invasion, eating, cooking, quick shower :), eating but reading chat. laundry. homework, or numerous other reasons. :) An hour of AFK sounds reasonable to me though.

I tried using the webpage to connect today and it took me 15 minutes to load :O. I wouldn't like to do this very often. They better keep the launcher for use :( :( :skullpeak: :daggermouth::cursing:
i agree, im doing other stuff on the computer and i dont want to get kicked every single time
 

Raven Trueheart

Site Founder
Ya know....I go afk and do other things on my computer......like reading this forum and such, but I check my pirate and move mouse to bring her off afk too.
 

Rose Sunslipper

Site Founder
I know some girls who log on at about 6 AM and go to Abassa (so they get in) but what they are actually doing is going AFK so when they come back from school they know their spot is safe in the server.
 

Cap'ain Valentine

Wanted Pirate
Wow Rose....that's crazy......why is it so important to be on Abassa?......it is just a mess of a server. I avoid it completely!
I actually love abassa from the moment i discovered it and its never full when i enter coz i live 11 hours away from pst wich means at my favourite time of day playing potco you guys will be finishing yer cireal and gettin ready for school :)
 
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