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"On the battlefield I am a god. I love war. The steel, the smell, the corpses. I wish there were more. On the first day I drove the Northmen back alone at the ford. Alone! On the second I carried the bridge! Me! Yesterday I climbed the Heroes! I love war! I… I wish it wasn’t over."
We are experimenting with different ways to perform afk checks. Your feedback is being taken into account.
Regarding the actions around when checks occur: checks are repeated, so if you miss one it isn't the end of the world; you'd have to miss several for more than a minute.
Regarding color, dark colors will be avoided, and color will likely be random. What is the problem with cyan? It's a bright color that is more readily noticeable than the red being tested before.
(I should probably split this off to another thread, but I'm on mobile during a break at work. I won't be reliably responding for a few hours for the same reason.)
My biggest problem with it is that it is three lines long and dark red. If I had to design an AFK check for the specific purpose of getting it lost in bashing spam, I honestly don't think I could do it better. I can agree with making it more irregular and thus harder to trigger, because an easily triggerable AFK alert isn't really much protection, but making it so small and dark is kind of a **** move IMO.
Etienne said:I don't think that anyone bashes so fast that they cannot see the prompts
and the majority of the complaints probably stem from the fact that the constant changes make it impossible to trigger, which I'm pretty sure was the entire point.
When I can trigger an AFK check reliably I can have it play the "Oh crap check in now!" sound effect and leave it bashing while I play xbox across the room or read a book in bed or whatnot, because all I have to do is make it to the computer screen in a reasonable amount of time.
This is why I say that should be big and bright and impossible not to notice. If I am not paying enough attention to notice a giant box like
74345S3whsdh34535nbdrh#$^Eeth456#%$^[email protected]#SDFVJEDHG$T 748WRY IO;$BY ~S`
@#^ Tell LACHESIS "I'm not AFK!" ^#%G$T 748WRY IO;$BY ~S`[email protected]$&4587rethe476$#%*&ERTh3467$%*RTH#W$dtu$#%&Ebsr56#23
then, well, you got me. I should have been paying more attention. Mea culpa.
When I miss three cyan lines of text in the relentlessly scrolling bashing spam I'm not willing to admit that's necessarily my fault.