We have all experienced the frustration of having an AFK (away from keyboard) player in our matches. But please consider for a moment before spamming hate comments into chat, or sending vulgar personal messages to that player that there might be a reason they are AFK. For example, the batteries for their wireless mouse or keyboard died and they are ferociously changing batteries while the rest of the team is in a battle for survival.
Or an important call has just come in that they must take. Ya know, the kind of call no one wants to get at 2 pm on a lazy Sunday afternoon giving them bad news.
Or perhaps that galaxy gasser burrito surprise from the Feel The Force Taco Shack (on wheels) at the corner parking lot, has decided to make an untimely exit right in the middle of a battle to defend the Romulan star base from the vile mirror universe Dreadnought.
What I am saying is just consider that they might have a reason for being AFK for a period of time. Some players often get that dreaded "waiting on server" disconnect and can't do much of anything until that clears. It has happened to us all at one point or another and it sucks, but it is part of playing the game so please don't just assume the worst.
After all, it's just a game, not real life. And threatening someone because you don't think they are doing their part isn't what chat is for.
So please, just focus on playing your game and don't worry about what the other guy is doing. A PUG, after all, is a PUG. You never know what you'll get.
*BTW* - I highly recommend that Taco Shack.... when it's in your neighborhood, you should check it out.
(Edited title to be more specific. - BMR)
(Flaming/trolling comments towards moderator removed. - BMR)
Post edited by baddmoonrizin on
What happened to those unique forum ranks I paid for?