Amazon Begins Banning AFK Players

Those who are absent from the game for a long time are being kicked by the servers to empty them and make room for new players

To combat the overcrowding Amazon begins to ban AFK players and prevent them from creating new characters on an overcrowded server. Amazon's New World MMO is still a monstrous success surpassing 913.000 simultaneous players on Sunday night alone. This means that it can still be very difficult to get into the game. To help alleviate some of this pressure, Amazon is making changes to its AFK player detection system (“away from the keyboard” in translation) to help find and punish “bad faith AFK players”.

Amazon didn't say exactly how long a player can stay AFK in New World – that is, how long players can be inactive in the game before being kicked out to make room for someone else – but the site tests PC Gamer indicates that it was about 20 minutes before a notification appears in the upper right corner of the screen indicating that you have been down for too long, and if you are still down, not doing anything for another five minutes after that, you will be kicked to the menu main. If you want to log in again, you'll have to wait for your server to have a space for you.

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Players didn't like the decision

But some players have found ways to avoid AFK detection to stay in the game even when they're not actively playing. The result is that servers become artificially full to varying degrees as people occupy the servers and aren't actually playing.

"We've seen a lot of frustration around individuals who can remain artificially active enough on servers to avoid the detection automatic of players AFK that There are in New World,” wrote community manager HardcoreHenry on the New World forums. "We certainly agree that this is not acceptable behavior, especially when there are multitudes of individuals patiently waiting to enter a world. We created a new solution to help us identify and [take] action against bad faith AFK players. "

"We won't divulge the details of how the solution works, but we'll say we have full confidence that players playing in New World will normally have no problems. Initially, getting caught by our detection solution will result in a quick kick to the main menu. If the behavior continues, more severe penalties will apply."

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Banning AFK Players resolved?

The reaction to the announcement of this system in the New World Twitter feed was not as positive as you might imagine. Most responses complain that the problem is not the AFK abusers, but the lack of server capacity and the resulting long queue times, which many say is why they choose to stay AFK rather than disconnect. if. There are also some who ask Amazon to create a “grace period” for players to reconnect to the game. This would allow those in "need" to skip the lines and go straight back into the game.

Amazon also recently announced the launch of a new server status page that will allow players to see which servers are online, offline, completed or under maintenance, and will no longer allow new characters to be created on full servers, another effort to lighten the load on the game. It may take a while for players to see the results of this new AFK Player detection system, as Amazon says it will be “implemented at some point”.

Explore a New World

N is set in the mid-1600s, where players colonize a fictional land called Aeternum, created in the mold of British America, along the Atlantic Ocean. Players can mine resources, craft items, and fight with and against other players.

For thousands of years, the mysterious island of Aeternum was the source of fantastic legends – and now you've found it. Shipwrecked, without supplies or allies, you'll need to make your way into a dangerous world where the fundamental laws of life and death don't apply. Magic flows through Aeternum. Brings life: miraculous healing, reanimation of the dead and strange flora with magical properties. And that brings horror: the power to cause unspeakable destruction and the slow wear and tear of the soul through countless cycles of death and resurrection.

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In such a land, your destiny is whatever you make of it.

Now, leave it there in the comments: What do you think of New World? Did you find Platinum? Do you have enough Azoth in your inventory? You can enjoy and read more about MMOs is about N on our website.

Source: PC Gamer

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