AFK ?in BG

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[quote]A common complaint among players in World of Warcraft is the AFK'ers in Battlegrounds. The AFK'ers would just join the battle and wait in the bunkers or the cave to see which side will win; if it's their group, they quickly join in to reap the rewards. So how many people really do this? Numbers aren't that alarming, but it's large enough to bother the whole community. So a lot of WoW Players have been griping about this and finally Blizzard Poster/Forum Moderator Nethaera gave her two cents on the topic. I've never gone AFK unless it was because I got pulled away by a phone call or something. If I go into a battleground, I'm there to participate. We are aware of the concerns that people have in regard to other players AFKing in AV. We are also aware of concerns players have for the future of AV. More than that, I couldn't say at this time. I know that's a much hated answer, but it's what I can give you right now. I can say that with any battle or encounter, we want people to be participating and AFKing does go against the spirit of what is intended. I think that's one of the major complaints that I see the most is that others feel they are being shorted their victories because others aren't helping to make those victories happen. Yes, I'm aware there are other concerns that players have about what they see as flaws in AV, but that doesn't negate the general feeling of abandonment I see players speaking of when they talk of the battlegrounds. What you are doing when you AFK is basically abandoning others for the sake of yourself and then reaping the rewards of their labors. In a nutshell, it's lazy and selfish. That is largely the issue that you see other players complaining about. They want to feel they are a part of a successful team or at the least a team that is at least putting their heart into it. I think this rather long post sums up the topic quite well. It's sad that some players profit from the work of others but it's a part of the game. Hopefully, the GMs will be able to find a solution to these leechers soon, but till they do we're going to have to put up with them.[/quote]

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