Somber wrote:You have to call your class before the boss dies, if don't, you roll whatever class you're using.
As for afkers, unless it's a mage or Druid that is afk, they'd still technically be killing the boss with autos. Rangers for example at end game can afk quite easily. Sharpen/steady every couple mins and you're golden. Should we punish them because they have broken skills and rely 99% on autos?
No. I have an end game str ranger. But just afk on them isn't acceptable imo. Laying dead on the floor for 5min or completely neglecting any needed strategy isn't helping much. Certainly not as much as someone who is multiboxing actively and doing a good job.
What about those that lose connection mid fight and miss a min or two reconnecting? Do we punish them and don't let them roll because they didn't participate 100% of the fight? What about those that are on an idol timer and can't attack for 20 seconds?
idol lock no, but if they log off for too long yes. In a 30 min boss fight would you reward someone for lying afk dead 5 min then timing out (since they afk 5 min before dying) only to log in 10 min later? I wouldn't put up with that personally but I'm curious what others think.
If it's obvious that someone is clearly afk-ing, then yes, we agree as a group that they're afk and get no roll. Or afk when the fight starts and they finally jump in 4 mins in. Those are determined on a per situation basis.
As for people lying about alts... People lie to get gain all the time. Most alts are known. If they're sharing accounts, oh well. How are we to prove who is behind the screen is really who it should be? We try to work in harmony the best we can, avoid drama and just have fun bossing.
There will always be deception in online gaming. It's the nature of the beast. The majority try to not let that impede the fun aspect of gaming together.
And yes, people have been banned from bossing/dicing due to lying/cheating/drop stealing. It's a character suicide in this world. Hence why a lot of them sell said drop and make an alt or move worlds. Nothing we can really do about that. There isn't really a tracking option with Apple/OTM to help curb the issue.
So I'm a bit confused. You said you can't be sure but then said people get blacklisted (server agreement banned). You then go on to say lying is the nature of the beast - a tacit claim if you can pull it off it's hard to tell so why care? With such incentive to lie and no way to prove it I'd imagine it's between 5-10% or some similar large number of players. Does this happen for sharing mains or secret alts/multi mains? I can understand something like getting a void poison spear and logging off with it, that's obvious. Not obvious how you prove the lying, so I'm wondering how it's done and maybe get some pointers or insight.