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Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2003.06.30 03:21:00 - [1]

It's not something big but I think there should be a way to set yourself to be away or afk, not something that alerts the channel but maybe just a little circle or flag next to your name that you can set so that people know you're not around. I dont know if this would cause a lot more lag or what

Jimmi Hoffa
Posted - 2003.06.30 03:28:00 - [2]

A notification that player is AFK?

As a pirate I think this is highly desirable.
Nothing like a lone cruiser with AFK sign flashing next to it. :)

Jash Illian
Light Brigade Industries L.L.C.
Posted - 2003.06.30 03:46:00 - [3]

That would translate into a giant "Shoot Me!" bumpersticker for indies.

Though it could be fun to set AFK on your cruiser to lure in someone...

Posted - 2003.06.30 06:05:00 - [4]

This would be a great addition to chat. I hate talking to people that are afk...because they don't talk back. At least with your suggestion I would be able to see when people are not there and I can tell people when I am afk.

Posted - 2003.06.30 08:02:00 - [5]

I would like to be able to set AKF on a per channel basis. I go AFK a lot and think it would be great if I could change that green flag by my name to yellow. Seems like they already have most of the code written because they change the flag to red when people log off.

Faisal Khan
Red Corsairs..
Posted - 2003.06.30 11:31:00 - [6]

Although I think this would be a beacon to many casual PKers, and probably unworkable, I must admit there are many times some of us pirates would like to know someone is AFK.

Numerous times I have destroyed ships whose pilots were AFK. I certainly make no apology for this, from our point of view they are simply not responding to communication and are running a blockade.

But I'd rather rob them than destroy their (hopefully) precious cargo.

Posted - 2003.06.30 12:22:00 - [7]

yeah, i like this idea.

let's just put a Big Red Round Target on our Asses ! sounds great!

Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2003.06.30 14:04:00 - [8]

Unfortunatelly everyone is right. An afk flag would be HEAVEN for pirates.

Posted - 2003.06.30 14:07:00 - [9]

how about make an AFK flag - but have it only useable while in a station - you are not supposed to go AFK while in space.

Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2003.06.30 16:12:00 - [10]

Actually it could also be used as bait for pirates
Oh, wait... forget what I said :)

Posted - 2003.06.30 20:06:00 - [11]

How about AFK that only corp members see? I think people only care if their friends know they are AFK.

Bloody Hands
Posted - 2003.06.30 20:11:00 - [12]

I think he's suggesting something like a per-channel setting... so you can go afk on your corp channel but the public channel doesn't list it.

Of course, we could always have it dance a big "Shoot Me" sign about their ship, too :>)

Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2003.06.30 20:44:00 - [13]

Can you please explain why that'd be a "shoot me" sign? Do you usually go AFK when arriving at stargates or what? :-)

40 Comm
Posted - 2003.06.30 22:16:00 - [14]

An AFK per channel would be perfect. For the worried it could have a warning that setting it in the local or public channels may get yourself killed :)


Basic Tritanium Mining North
Posted - 2003.07.01 01:52:00 - [15]

well, what about an afk flag that is only viewable by thos in your corp or in your current disussions.


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