[QOL suggestion] Unless you use a skill, you will be kicked... make chat reset the timer as well — Guild Wars 2 Forums

[QOL suggestion] Unless you use a skill, you will be kicked... make chat reset the timer as well

Would it be possible to change the idle kick, so that typing in chat also counts as activity? It sometimes happens, probably only for RP, that there is nothing but chat activity and the game wants to kick you. Then you'll have to move, get back to previous locations, sit down again, etc.

Nothing is really lost by changing this I think. Moving by a tiny bit already prevents the kick so I can't see how this would add abuse via bots/scripts.

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  • Haishao.6851Haishao.6851 Member ✭✭✭

    Why not just move a tiny bit?

  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭

    That is of course possible. But that's why I labeled this QOL. It's just a tiny bit that can improve things for some players. Nothing more. :)

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    For RP activity this would be a boon. For many other areas.... Not so much.

    Maybe tag it into the emote system?

  • infrequentia.3465infrequentia.3465 Member ✭✭✭

    and then also restrict it by character?

    the chats would be flooded by aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa or a
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  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 16, 2018

    Why would people do this though, it's not that you need to type a character into chat every 60 sec not to be kicked. Just so that if you use chat only the kick timer doesn't kick in. After all, chatting means not afk.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    that will be extremely easy for bot accounts who afk farm to just type a message. Right now they would get kicked if they just let their minions do work or whatever

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  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭

    The bot can just press a movement key. It's even only 1 key instead of enter + letter + enter.

  • Sojourner.4621Sojourner.4621 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 17, 2018

    @Blocki.4931 said:
    that will be extremely easy for bot accounts who afk farm to just type a message. Right now they would get kicked if they just let their minions do work or whatever

    They can already minion AFK farm because the auto-loot from masteries actually counts as activity by the system. This wouldn't help bots in any way.

    To the OP, I would love if active chat were counted against the afk timer.

  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    When I'm standing, or sitting, in one place for long periods of time while I'm RPing, and the move timer starts counting down, I simply open my hero equipment panel, unequip, then reequip an accessory. That resets the timer and I didn't have to move.

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  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Seriously, if interacting with the game it shouldn't boot you.

  • Dreadshow.9320Dreadshow.9320 Member ✭✭✭

    "Yes this"
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  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kiza.5630 said:
    Nothing is really lost by changing this I think.

    Nothing is gained either. Bots will circumvent as always and the people you're trying to punish for "afk" farming already use skills.

  • Rysdude.3824Rysdude.3824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Interesting. Does the afk timer happen anywhere else other than wvw?

  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 18, 2018

    @Rysdude.3824 said:
    Interesting. Does the afk timer happen anywhere else other than wvw?

    Yes, although it's longer outside wvw. It's ok I though to disconnect accounts where the owner went on vacation and forgot to turn of his computer.

    Oh, I didn't know this one @Endless Soul.5178 thanks for the hint! :)

  • Offair.2563Offair.2563 Member ✭✭✭

    Press wsad when chatbar closed > done

    There ya go your own fix to a non existant problem.

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