I was in AV the other weekend and some guys Mod was spamming BG chat with People being away messages.
It reported the Players name and server as well their location ( the cave) and how much healing and damage they had done.
I tracked down the mod at Wow interface, and it’s called Herostatus
and I like it.
It has some rules to it, and it seems pretty accurate, doesn’t pick up everyone, it depends on the type of afkers.
“At the moment reporting only occurs when players are not moving for 1 minute consecutively and have less then 35k healing and damage. If they have more then that, I assume they are not a bot, and therefor will not report them. Optional to turn on silent reporting in case you didn’t want to get into a flame war with some guy trying to leech your honor”
It does other stuff like track your honor kills, and killing blows, but the best part is the Afk detection and reporting.
Not one person complained about the Spam in the Bg I saw it in. It very efficiently got rid of any afkerer in AV
when 8/40 people get kicked out a Bg for Afking.
It just shows you how many people are afking in Bgs, Come on.. this is not fair.
I look some of the afkers up on armory, and most of them are in bad arena teams. Most of them buying pvp gear, and most of them are doing Pve, heroics, and even raiding.
So why is ok for them to afk in a bg?
So I got the mod and tested it out tonite
I got called a Dick. I wonder if I even got reported for spamming.
But very soon, a very satisfying stream of yellow text, and those afkers leaving the BG followed,
and I was like That is why its awesome!
There is an option to silent report which I may implement when I start peeing people off too much.
You of course can do it manually. Ages ago I wrote how to tell if someone is afking. How to tell hasn’t changed much. It can take a while to work out of someone is afk, we are supposed to be concentrating on our game first. The mod tracks stuff you don’t, or even forget to.
When doing it manually I used to confirm location before I report.
I also has mindvision. I can find you. Always.
I don’t think I have ever made a bad call. There have been a couple of times where I have had to go, oh crap, did I call a non afker or flag gaurder a Ahole – but further checking revealed I was correct.
However when 20% of people in a Bg afk. When does it become so unfair, and unplayable – when half the bg is afk? the numbers have been climbing.
So for now I’m ok being the dick that spams BG chat with afk reports.
Maybe I will make more people go looking for this mod, and more people report, and it be less profitable for afkers to afk because they will get kicked.
However, It feel it got very spammy, and I tried to turn it off in the BG, and it didnt work. I ended up turning it back on and putting it on silent mode.
So yeah if I get a banned for spam, or something I’m Sorry! But I had no idea there would be so many Afk people in one bg.