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Captain_Underpants53 #1 Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:01 PM

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I suppose I notice this much more on the weekends because of the increased player base.  But it has been frequent even during the weekdays. It usually has a significant impact on the game results, especially if it is a close game.

 

We have been living with this bug since 2.0 came out.  Why?

 

Most players might not notice it because most players (for reasons I don't understand) don't look at the after action report.  A lot of good info in that report.

 

I suspect this bug is therefore under reported.


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pyantoryng #2 Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:22 PM

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AFK...probably better than Lexington Museum...:trollface:

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Bubba_Zanetti #3 Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:23 PM

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? What bug?

 

There’s two/three explanations for afk players

1. Client crashed (most likely)

2. Emergency bio break and wait time for battles is long so stepped away after clicking battle

3. The baddies who don’t care/took a work related call/don’t care/psychopaths 

 


 

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LMG #4 Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:47 PM

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I've said before that I'd prefer if a player's afk or leaves the game he was replaced with a bot, or maybe even just get a bot to play their plane. Just don't give them any rewards, and it could be debated whether or not they'd still have to pay for the plane's repair and rearming. With how unstable the game can be at times, I find it a better solution than banning everyone that's afk in a match, without taking into consideration they could very well be victim of one of the game's numerous issues :ohmy:


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SlappedbyRommel #5 Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:11 PM

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Well for me afk is because my client crashes and I have a horrible week with the black screen when going into battle etc. I have used the wop cache cleaner it has helped but this game is so unstable makes you wonder what their quality control is doing? The afk issues unfortunately are here to stay until stability is worked on but for those who leave during the match not much can be done at this point.

Martymart1976 #6 Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:00 PM

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In battle once when the wife came home with groceries. I left to help her unload the car.  When I got back, game was almost over, and we were losing big time.  After the match, people from both teams PM ed me saying what a low life I was for being AFK.  Sometimes I wonder if people realize that this is just a game and that life happens. Real life takes precedence over a game every time.  Maybe when people grow up and move out of their moms basement they will understand about real responsibilities, not fake pixelated ones....

jack_wdw #7 Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:02 PM

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Just tried 3 games.
First one with F-86 on big alpine map terrible lag due to extreme low fps (15-20).
Quit to hangar after 1minute.
Second game with XFL-1 on north africa map (Fps always normal (50-80), played game until the end.
Third game with La-11 back on alpine map, lag was also quite terrible at 19-22fps but managed to shoot some planes, crashed right before spawn, got a black screen at respawn.
Pressing esc + help a couple of times , gives the image back, but as soon as you press return to the game, the screen blacks out again.
I really want to play but this bugfest makes it impossible and leaves me exiting the entire game after only 3 games for the sixt day in a row.
I've already updated nvidia drivers, cleared wowp cache, verified installation. Nothing seems to even improve it a little bit.

Cenotaph #8 Posted 13 August 2018 - 01:44 AM

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View PostSlappedbyRommel, on 12 August 2018 - 10:11 AM, said:

Well for me afk is because my client crashes and I have a horrible week with the black screen when going into battle etc. I have used the wop cache cleaner it has helped but this game is so unstable makes you wonder what their quality control is doing? The afk issues unfortunately are here to stay until stability is worked on but for those who leave during the match not much can be done at this point.

 

The cache clearing exe WG put out hasn't been very effective for a while now... I recall several months back trying it a few times to fix a bug, and getting no results...

 

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CorvusCorvax #9 Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:16 PM

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View PostLMG, on 12 August 2018 - 04:47 PM, said:

I've said before that I'd prefer if a player's afk or leaves the game he was replaced with a bot, or maybe even just get a bot to play their plane. Just don't give them any rewards, and it could be debated whether or not they'd still have to pay for the plane's repair and rearming. With how unstable the game can be at times, I find it a better solution than banning everyone that's afk in a match, without taking into consideration they could very well be victim of one of the game's numerous issues :ohmy:

 

How long would you say it would be before the software could determine AFK?  One minute of no input?  90 seconds?  I had a few CTDs earlier this year where I had to restart the client, and it magically put me back in the game I crashed out of.  Sure, I had been shot down twice, but I was back in.  It took less than 90 seconds to return.

 

I like the idea of still being responsible for repairs/supplies.  Then, if you decide to drop to hangar, you still have to pay for the battle.  Oh, and no rewards if your team wins, and no aircraft/aircrew experience.  Dropping to the hangar after the squall line hits would not incur that penalty.







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