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    Default AFKers in Warfronts

    So Trion... what would you like us to do about this?

    Just had a guy from my server AFK his way through 2 straight Black Gardens (in the first one he was joined by 2 other people I didn't note, and in the second by 1 other person who I did).

    Say what you like about Defiant pvp, when 20-30% of your team is literally not present, you basically have no chance

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    seems to be a growing concern now that people are realising warfront exp is quick and easy. there doesnt seem to be any repercussions from just joining a warfront and going afk.
    I hope they dont knee-jerk nerf war front exp cause im quite enjoying actively leveling through it.

    in a warfront a few minutes ago we had 4 people just sitting at the spawn area. really bad form

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    The awful part is, that right now, there's nothing the players can do to stop it.

    The best outcome here would be for Trion to recognize it for what it is, an exploit, and rollback all their ill-gotten favor and exp.

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    I just saw a guy doing this in codex. 2 matches in a row he was afk the whole time. He had some kind of macro set up to get him into the warfront, and then jump every 30 seconds or so to keep from afk boot. Was pretty bad I stopped playing the warfront because both matches he was in it. Hard to win a man down in a close match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eisenhorn73 View Post
    I just saw a guy doing this in codex. 2 matches in a row he was afk the whole time. He had some kind of macro set up to get him into the warfront, and then jump every 30 seconds or so to keep from afk boot. Was pretty bad I stopped playing the warfront because both matches he was in it. Hard to win a man down in a close match.
    It's needlessly difficult to win when you're short a man. It's nearly impossible if it's more than one, especially in low level brackets.

    This more than anything would cause me to just stop going to Warfronts (who wants to play if you KNOW you're going to lose due to this garbage), which is a shame since warfronts are one of my favorite things to do in this game.

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    I agree its annoying. Sadly its not the ONLY annoying thing about Warfronts.

    1) No collision detection. Tanks cant defend a battleline.

    2) Unbalanced Teams. No healers v 4 Healers, Start oinking guys your on farm mode.

    3) Bunny hopping, zig-zagging players (I presume the gamepad generation). If your an old mouse & keyboard player you might as well give up v these guys. In *real life* if an enemy turned his back on me id hack him in the neck or the spine & 1-shot him.

    Sadly im finding Warfronts to be as bad as War scenarios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kheld View Post
    I agree its annoying. Sadly its not the ONLY annoying thing about Warfronts.

    1) No collision detection. Tanks cant defend a battleline.

    2) Unbalanced Teams. No healers v 4 Healers, Start oinking guys your on farm mode.

    3) Bunny hopping, zig-zagging players (I presume the gamepad generation). If your an old mouse & keyboard player you might as well give up v these guys. In *real life* if an enemy turned his back on me id hack him in the neck or the spine & 1-shot him.

    Sadly im finding Warfronts to be as bad as War scenarios.
    1: I'd settle for taunts changing people's targeting, even just temporarily (how about for the duration of the taunt?)

    2: 100% agree, this needs to be balanced better/at all

    3: Not a lot you can do about this, though the bunny hopping doesn't really matter in this game due to the way targeting and abilities work. The zig-zagging is just odd-looking, I'm not sure what that's supposed to accomplish when people aren't actually using it to break line-of-sight

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    Hi everyone,

    We already have several ongoing discussions about this topic. If you'd like to share your thoughts, you'll find the main discussion threads here:

    http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...s-in-Warfronts

    We're going to close this thread and ask that this discussion continue in one of the threads linked above so we can keep the discussions about this topic a little better consolidated.

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