afk/idling, pros n cons
I've come over from another mud wanting a fresh experience after a hiatus in mudding. Impy is dfelivering exactly that and i'm loving it so far apart from one thing. Afking. Where I was before it was highly frowned upon, but i see a lot of it going on here and it does bug me, i guess cos i'm used to it not being allowed.
I understand that sometimes something comes up and you have to dash away for a moment, or maybe a handfull of moments. and i understand when people are say, logged in at work and their response time might be a bit slow when sent a tell or spoken to on a channel. But from where i came from if you were logged in you were expected to respond eventually.
the afking i'm seeing here is a case of people being on -all the time- and -never- seeming to respond to me. Multiple times I've tried to speak to people via tells or whatever and just been blanked. Multiple times i've thrown emotes around a room with people in to no avail.
is the stance on it here more lax, or have i just been unlucky? I find it kind of damaging to have people like that in a guild. Yes it is better to have someone logged in and really delayed than no-one on at all, but to have people logged in that never respond is something else. It makes me frustrated when i think "oh good, there are people on, maybe i can feed my rp addiction" only to have said people just stand around applying defences when they run out with a glazed over look in their eyes.