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[Megathread] AFK Farming

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  • Already many threads on this.

    Yes because it's **** anoying shut up

    Learn to spell, and I’ll shut up. Deal?

    They have announced today that they are working on a fix.

    Maybe create another thread?

    Where have they announced this?
  • Stalemate wrote: »
    Already many threads on this.

    Yes because it's **** anoying shut up

    Learn to spell, and I’ll shut up. Deal?

    They have announced today that they are working on a fix.

    Maybe create another thread?

    Where have they announced this?

    https://battlefront-forums.ea.com/discussion/86284/afk-farming#latest
  • I played a game of Heroes vs. Villains this morning and 6 of 8 players were simply spinning in circles. It obviously ruins the game and it is so easy to prevent. If someone is just using a rubber band, or some other mechanical means to keep their player moving, then they won't be causing damage. No credits should ever be awarded to a player who causes no damage to enemies. Either you're absolutely terrible, or you're cheating for purposes of accumulating credits. Also, eliminate the milestones for "time played as X". Again, just index to a total amount of damage done threshold.
  • The reason people feel they need to resort to this tactic is because the credit rewards system is a trickle. If the in-game economy were adjusted to something that is reasonable instead of absolutely insane then no one would do these things.
  • sI'll join a few HvV games today and kill the spinners. lol
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  • sI'll join a few HvV games today and kill the spinners. lol

    Yeah I want to complete that 50 kills as a target trophy.
  • We have a fix incoming for this.
  • So I had just gotten into a HvV match and as soon as the match begun I look at my teammates and all 3 of them were running in circles. As much as I want to get mad at the players, this wouldnt be a problem if credits were based on individual scores and not the duration of each game. Its already hard enough to find a match with 8 total players, then to keep all the players in the game for the entire match. So now with people figuring out you can just tie a rubber band around your controller for credits, this mode is almost unplayable and its my favorite mode. All I play is HvV. Please please please fix this soon. Not a hard a fix at all. Just make them spawn in themselves at the very least. Please dont take 2 months for this simple fix. This is the only mode with just heroes and its currently unbearable
  • Why does everyone say the same thing?! “Base credits o performance”. Do you realize that there is people who end up with 30,000-80,000 battle score as of now? They farm AI ships, get easy heroes, go on killing spree. Bam 30000. No! They need to base the amount of credits on whether your team wins or loses. Like I’m rainbow six siege. Winning teams gets much more credits than if you lose.
  • Why does everyone say the same thing?! “Base credits o performance”. Do you realize that there is people who end up with 30,000-80,000 battle score as of now? They farm AI ships, get easy heroes, go on killing spree. Bam 30000. No! They need to base the amount of credits on whether your team wins or loses. Like I’m rainbow six siege. Winning teams gets much more credits than if you lose.

    Nah it needs to be individual score. This isnt rainbow six. We cant even communicate with teammates and you want it to be based off whether you win or lose as a team? I disagree. My team doesnt even play together most of the time. In HvV, everybody attacks the target but you hardly ever see anybody defending one. So no I dont want MY credits based off how well OTHERS do
  • Piscettios
    5380 posts Member
    edited November 2017
    I encountered this last night. Had opponents and teammates doing it...usually one per side for all the matches I played.

    It was fairly annoying, but I wasn’t mad. After a bit of dealing with it I started wondering how much you could net from a night of AFK. It seems like a great way to overcome the absolutely abysmal card and progression system.
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  • I don't understand people who farm for credits. Why did they buy the game to not play it? Maybe they're doing it while at work or school and not actually around anyway, but if that's the case these people need to realize they're ruining the experience for everyone else.
  • I don't understand people who farm for credits. Why did they buy the game to not play it? Maybe they're doing it while at work or school and not actually around anyway, but if that's the case these people need to realize they're ruining the experience for everyone else.

    Answered your own question. Its actually not a bad idea but its super annoying
  • Mosey
    52 posts Member
    edited November 2017
    Bottom line when it comes to this: Hate the game, not the player. EA and DICE incentivized this behavior VERY heavily with the games design. It's honestly not the players fault that the best way to earn credits is not to play the game.

    It's a left over from their attempt to make the entire progression system based on how much real world money or precious moments of your life you want to sink into it. If they had done a proper progression system instead of glorified gambling, you wouldn't see this behavior.

    As is, the crazy people are the one's who aren't doing this. And that's coming from someone who hates this particular mechanic, but I recognize that you'd need to be a fool not to take advantage of it. (And no, I don't do this because I still have hopes they'll revamp it soon.)
  • I think they have fixed that. I had to go to the bathroom and I only like 200 points.
  • Mosey wrote: »
    Bottom line when it comes to this: Hate the game, not the player. EA and DICE incentivized this behavior VERY heavily with the games design. It's honestly not the players fault that the best way to earn credits is not to play the game.

    It's a left over from their attempt to make the entire progression system based on how much real world money or precious moments of your life you want to sink into it. If they had done a proper progression system instead of glorified gambling, you wouldn't see this behavior.

    As is, the crazy people are the one's who aren't doing this. And that's coming from someone who hates this particular mechanic, but I recognize that you'd need to be a fool not to take advantage of it. (And no, I don't do this because I still have hopes they'll revamp it soon.)

  • Why does everyone say the same thing?! “Base credits o performance”. Do you realize that there is people who end up with 30,000-80,000 battle score as of now? They farm AI ships, get easy heroes, go on killing spree. Bam 30000. No! They need to base the amount of credits on whether your team wins or loses. Like I’m rainbow six siege. Winning teams gets much more credits than if you lose.

    Bottom line is 3 things needs to be fixed, AFK, point distribution, and credits conversion
  • Danxoln wrote: »
    I'm shocked you couldn't find a thread, how long did you look?

    I searched the first five pages of the forum and saw nothing, so made my own. Why comment if it bothers you? Its an issue that DICE has not responded to (to my knowledge), so the more threads about it the better until they do respond.
  • Here's an idea.... don't make it take up half my day to earn one chest...... that is full of garbage that I don't want.... Then I won't feel any incentive to do the rubber band trick. (btw, I have never actually done it bc I don't care enough, but I can understand why people would. I also don't disagree with your solution of not giving credits to anyone who did zero damage).
  • I haven't encountered this much. It looks hilarious though. Too bad it's not funny when they are on your team and half of team is afk.
  • Danxoln wrote: »
    Why does everyone say the same thing?! “Base credits o performance”. Do you realize that there is people who end up with 30,000-80,000 battle score as of now? They farm AI ships, get easy heroes, go on killing spree. Bam 30000. No! They need to base the amount of credits on whether your team wins or loses. Like I’m rainbow six siege. Winning teams gets much more credits than if you lose.

    Bottom line is 3 things needs to be fixed, AFK, point distribution, and credits conversion

    This, should all be sorted in one patch, slash the score for credits recieved for killing AI ships on galactic assault and as the guy who started the thread said make sure you click a button to spawn in to stop AFK players. All easy fixes and then just return the credits system from the last game... It worked
  • Striterax wrote: »
    We have a fix incoming for this.

    Interesting. How soon? Surely you would be doing a big announcement if you'd reworked the credit earn system? It's one of the biggest issues with the game right now.
  • Luketheboss
    748 posts Member
    edited November 2017
    Does Dice know about players doing AFK, because the way they are quiet right now it makes me think that they don’t know.

    They should release a statement for this as soon as they can. It has been 2 weeks and I’m tired of seeing people do AFK!

    Dice please give us a official statement for AFK !!
  • Lukegman wrote: »
    Hahaha I'll afk credits
    GeneralHux wrote: »
    Here's an idea.... don't make it take up half my day to earn one chest...... that is full of garbage that I don't want.... Then I won't feel any incentive to do the rubber band trick. (btw, I have never actually done it bc I don't care enough, but I can understand why people would. I also don't disagree with your solution of not giving credits to anyone who did zero damage).

    Must suck to suck. I get a crate every three or four matches.
  • koprich
    1438 posts Member
    edited November 2017
    Lukegman wrote: »
    Hahaha I'll afk credits
    GeneralHux wrote: »
    Here's an idea.... don't make it take up half my day to earn one chest...... that is full of garbage that I don't want.... Then I won't feel any incentive to do the rubber band trick. (btw, I have never actually done it bc I don't care enough, but I can understand why people would. I also don't disagree with your solution of not giving credits to anyone who did zero damage).

    Must suck to suck. I get a crate every three or four matches.

    No you don't.

    Cheapest crate is 2100 credits.

    The most I have ever seen someone earn in a game is 500 credits.

    And at least half games don't make it to the final point so in reality, it's closer to 10 games minimum.

    That's still 6 games minimum for a crate.

    Don't talk ****.

  • koprich
    1438 posts Member
    edited November 2017
    Seen 3 on the same side in HvV now.

    Need a fix
  • I played 10 straight matches of HvV today where at least one person was doing this. This game is unplayable until it gets late when people are not at school or work
  • Striterax wrote: »
    We have a fix incoming for this.

    You should announce this more widely to restore some confidence in the community.
  • A mod here said they are aware and they're taking measures to fix the issue.
  • DarthDidds wrote: »
    A mod here said they are aware and they're taking measures to fix the issue.

    they'll fix the afk problem but not the real problem of earning credits...
  • Soon (tm)
  • Between all the lagspikes and bugs this has got to be the most irritating topic going on right now.
    50% of games there is someone running in circles the entire time. Just doing some afk leeching on xp and not participating.
    This game is already being very frustrating 2 weeks in. The grind is horrible, the bugs feel like we are beta testers and without any option to report afk leechers I'm already thinking about returning the game.

    Talk about a disappointment.
  • CronozNL wrote: »
    Between all the lagspikes and bugs this has got to be the most irritating topic going on right now.
    50% of games there is someone running in circles the entire time. Just doing some afk leeching on xp and not participating.
    This game is already being very frustrating 2 weeks in. The grind is horrible, the bugs feel like we are beta testers and without any option to report afk leechers I'm already thinking about returning the game.

    Talk about a disappointment.

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  • Striterax wrote: »
    We have a fix incoming for this.

    Any ETA ? thank you.
  • Lukegman wrote: »
    Hahaha I'll afk credits
    GeneralHux wrote: »
    Here's an idea.... don't make it take up half my day to earn one chest...... that is full of garbage that I don't want.... Then I won't feel any incentive to do the rubber band trick. (btw, I have never actually done it bc I don't care enough, but I can understand why people would. I also don't disagree with your solution of not giving credits to anyone who did zero damage).

    Must suck to suck. I get a crate every three or four matches.

    I don't see how that's possible. Or you're just horrible at math. The cheapest crate cost 2 200. You're welcome to do the math here.
  • Be it that my favorite mode HvV is unplayable with all of the people using AFK, I’ve decided to do the same thing. Might as well increase the problem until it gets to the point where dice has to fix it cause all it takes is one player doing it and the whole match is ruined. And right now theres at least one player doing it in every match I enter. I do not support this at all but hey i might as well earn some credits since i cant get into a fair match
  • Lukegman wrote: »
    Hahaha I'll afk credits
    GeneralHux wrote: »
    Here's an idea.... don't make it take up half my day to earn one chest...... that is full of garbage that I don't want.... Then I won't feel any incentive to do the rubber band trick. (btw, I have never actually done it bc I don't care enough, but I can understand why people would. I also don't disagree with your solution of not giving credits to anyone who did zero damage).

    Must suck to suck. I get a crate every three or four matches.

    Crappiest post of the week, go back to school.
  • Striterax wrote: »
    We have a fix incoming for this.

    Well, perhaps if you lot didn't put in loot crates and slow down progression to "encourage" people to buy them, people wouldn't be doing this AFK farming.

    So, hopefully this fix is to triple the credit output for matches as well as making it so that people need to do damage in order to get credits.
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  • Cad_Bane
    6252 posts Member
    edited November 2017
    So the match started for GA and as we loaded into the map I noticed a player that was obviously AFK credit farming. He was spinning around and hitting random buttons so the AFK timer wouldn’t kick him for inactivity. I went up to the player and noticed if I get close enough my character can slightly push his character back, and I thought this is interesting so I start moving his character slowly across the map. This was very difficult for only one player and sometimes the afk player’s character would move in the wrong direction. A random teammate catches on to what I was doing and came to help. As Me and this other teammate slowly started moving this AFK farmer slowly and slowly back to the edge of the map we noticed they is a big drop off on the edge of the map so we head for that. We were then able to cause his character to fall of the edge of the map serving justice to this bad teammate for not helping everyone out! :D
  • Dash
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    Cad_Bane wrote: »
    So the match started for GA and as we loaded into the map I noticed a player that was obviously AFK credit farming. He was spinning around and hitting random buttons so the AFK timer wouldn’t kick him for inactivity. I went up to the player and noticed if I get close enough my character can slightly push his character back, and I thought this is interesting so I start moving his character slowly across the map. This was very difficult for only one player and sometimes the afk player’s character would move in the wrong direction. A random teammate catches on to what I was doing and came to help. As Me and this other teammate slowly started moving this AFK farmer slowly and slowly back to the edge of the map we noticed they is a big drop off on the edge of the map so we head for that. We were then able to cause his character to fall of the edge of the map serving justice to this bad teammate for not helping everyone out! :D

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  • Cad_Bane wrote: »
    So the match started for GA and as we loaded into the map I noticed a player that was obviously AFK credit farming. He was spinning around and hitting random buttons so the AFK timer wouldn’t kick him for inactivity. I went up to the player and noticed if I get close enough my character can slightly push his character back, and I thought this is interesting so I start moving his character slowly across the map. This was very difficult for only one player and sometimes the afk player’s character would move in the wrong direction. A random teammate catches on to what I was doing and came to help. As Me and this other teammate slowly started moving this AFK farmer slowly and slowly back to the edge of the map we noticed they is a big drop off on the edge of the map so we head for that. We were then able to cause his character to fall of the edge of the map serving justice to this bad teammate for not helping everyone out! :D

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  • Good thing you started a new thread about this instead of posting in the other ten.
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  • Piscettios wrote: »
    Good thing you started a new thread about this instead of posting in the other ten.

    Blame EA/DICE for not consolidating the threads and acknowledging the issue in a more obvious way.
  • t3hBar0n
    5000 posts Member
    edited November 2017
    koprich wrote: »
    Lukegman wrote: »
    Hahaha I'll afk credits
    GeneralHux wrote: »
    Here's an idea.... don't make it take up half my day to earn one chest...... that is full of garbage that I don't want.... Then I won't feel any incentive to do the rubber band trick. (btw, I have never actually done it bc I don't care enough, but I can understand why people would. I also don't disagree with your solution of not giving credits to anyone who did zero damage).

    Must suck to suck. I get a crate every three or four matches.

    No you don't.

    Cheapest crate is 2100 credits.

    The most I have ever seen someone earn in a game is 500 credits.

    And at least half games don't make it to the final point so in reality, it's closer to 10 games minimum.

    That's still 6 games minimum for a crate.

    Don't talk ****.

    You are basing your assumptions on no duplicate cards which refund you cash. At this point nearly every card I get is a duplicate, which means you are getting refunded 800-1200 credits per crate easy... if you get a blue duplicate you get 800 just for that... you can easilly buy a crate every few matches if you are highly progressed... the further progressed you are with unlocks, the cheaper it becomes to buy more crates.
  • People doing this AFK business are one of the few times I regret that there is no friendly fire in Battlefront 2.
  • So, hopefully this fix is to triple the credit output for matches as well as making it so that people need to do damage in order to get credits.

    No, the fix should be to reward performance in matches, so there is a difference between AFK farming and being MVP.
  • Ha! Justice is served!
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  • Of course, ironically, this only served to increase the AFK farmers score.
  • Piscettios wrote: »
    Good thing you started a new thread about this instead of posting in the other ten.

    I call this type of thing a Forum Selfie.
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