Afkers are getting smarter.
Blizzard has gradually been introducing some checks and balances for players who AFK, reporting features – no honor debuffs ect ect.
But Afkers are getting sneakier. They no longer stand on the Starting Rock ( like in EOS) or Stay in the Flag Room in WSG. They move to a quite little place that is close enough to the action for people to think that they are involved in the battle.
Untill you realise that yellow dot is Still in the water in AB.
I did a couple of EOS’s tonight and because its a tuesday and less people do BG’s (because they expect the servers to be offline for most Tues night but they are doing restarts at AEST 5am.. Woot Australian 5am) , I kept seeing some of the same people in my Bg’s.
One BG we had taken MT and DR and were pushing onward to try take FRR and BEF and I noticed that there were 2 yellow dots still on the rock. We had had no one enter the BG from the start, and their buffs confirmed that they had been up there for the same time the rest of us where before the start. So I say in BG chat. ” Report the AFKers”
One of the dots jumps off the rock, and goes somewhere.. I think nothing of it but remember the name. Then the next BG I notice one of the names I had assumed where AFK, think nothing of it, untill I look at the score board. See 0 damage and 2 heals, and then I couldnt find her yellow dot at any of the towers, or on the battle map.
The final score shows that she was indeed AFK for the entire battle. Or only moving every now and then so that she didn’t get the Auto AFK Debuff.
So Using the Scoreboard below, what can we tell.
Our AFK’er at the top of the list
The Obvious 0 damage, 2 heals. – but now she could have been gaurding a tower or a flag so low damage doesn’t automatically mean that your not ‘there’
0 killing blows - She might have been a healer so that doesn’t necessarily means shes AFK – But healers normally don’t guard towers, ( or shouldn’t)
2 deaths – now for a participating squishy – let alone a healer participating in a 23 min BG thats low, but it could have been luck, the screenshot shows others at 2 deaths as well with damage and or healing.
But there is one telling factor that something is amiss. Even if the above points aren’t making you suspicious
She was there for the entire battle. You can tell this by the bonus honor she has. Its the same as most of the rest of the Alliance team. The 2nd person on the list was probably only in that battle for less then half of the total time as you can see by his reduced bonus honor, and his flag carry shows active participation)
Now there is two other horde who maybe didn’t do as well as they could have, The druid at number 5 and the Hunter from Barth at 7th last, they seems to have the least participation by looking at their kills, deaths, and damage/healing , but their bonus honor shows again that they were there for the whole battle. They both could have been guarding a tower and from memory I don’t think at any point in that BG we sucessfully took FRR and they could have been on gaurd. But their Honorable Kills show that not many allies died around them either so we either didn’t try too hard to take the tower, or they weren’t as active as they could have been. .
The bonus honor also tells you that both sides had significant points up on the board at the finish. From memory we were about 500 ahead.
I can also see that the horde didn’t have any healers… whereas we had 3 over 100k healing
It was a good fight that one, and I’m sure if they had, had healers they would have done alot better.