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Posted - 2011.08.19 15:57:00 - [1]

here is my proposal for afk cloakers, and afk people in general. if someone hasnt made a keystorke or mouse movement in 15 minutes a little (afk) in brackets appears by there name in local. when they make a keystroke or move there mouse the (afk) flag goes away.
problem solved

Ingvar Angst
Nasty Pope Holding Corp
Talocan United
Posted - 2011.08.19 16:06:00 - [2]

Everyone hauling cargo 20 jumps in a freighter through high sec on autopilot now thinks you're one of the dumber human beings on the planet.

I'll keep my personal opinions private though.

Posted - 2011.08.19 16:06:00 - [3]

Ummm, so what exactly is the problem you're trying to solve anyway? People not at their keyboards don't do anything, or perhaps that is what you're really looking for Mr. I Want EZ Kilz YARRRR!!

Metaphysical Utopian Society Explorations
Posted - 2011.08.19 16:11:00 - [4]

If CCP wants to do something with afk cloaking, they should just tie the cloaking device's cap usage to the mass (or sig radius) of the ship. Thus covops could stay cloaked forever, but bigger ships would run out of cap at some point.

It even makes sense from a sci-fi point of view - it drains a lot more power to cloak a big giant battleship than it does a frigate. IIRC, even the Romulans had to decloak to have enough power to use their mega plasma-ball weapon (forget what it was called).

Posted - 2011.08.19 16:19:00 - [5]

Edited by: Simetraz on 19/08/2011 16:23:49
No nothing that requires the cloaked ship to use fuel or press a button. etc
That just makes it aggravating for the person cloaked.

Now a probe that takes 30 minutes to put you on the same grid as the cloaker at ~150 km from them (and does NOT uncloak them).
Oh yeh moon probe style, on shot and used up type.

A special missile that can find a cloaked ship once on grid that takes 15 minutes to home in.

Now it is possible to uncloak someone truly afk for hours but impossible for anyone that is at the keyboard.

Well if you get uncloaked by that method, you deserve to die.

Make it possible and make it fun for the person trying to find the cloaker.
And for the cloaked person.
They can just sit there and laugh if they are at the keyboard.

Mr Kidd
Posted - 2011.08.19 17:54:00 - [6]

The only solution I know that will really work is for everyone to HTFU.

Magnus Orin
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.08.19 18:18:00 - [7]

Originally by: AMatay

problem solved

Sorry what was the problem this 'fix" was aiming to solve?

Empy Ralt
Posted - 2011.08.20 16:13:00 - [8]

They won't do that. Having masses of AFK people (or bots) logged in is vital to keeping the "players online" number up.

Esu Nahalas
Yote Patrol
Posted - 2011.08.20 16:52:00 - [9]

I have a better idea: why don't we wait until you grow up, move out of your mum's house, maybe find a wife or a husband and your own place, have some kids . . . and realize how stupid you were when young?

the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.08.20 17:08:00 - [10]

Originally by: AMatay
a keystorke
I think I've found a keystorke.
Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

Legion of The Damned.
Posted - 2011.08.20 17:44:00 - [11]

Features and ideas is that way Brah ---->


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