Turn off Auto kick during COVID-19

The auto kick feature removes team members at a time when they may not be physically able to log into the game on a regular basis. We recently had a team member removed by the auto kick and through extraordinary efforts on our part, were able to re-invite them back to our team. We discovered they had been tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and were incapacitated. Their inactivity was due to contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Disabling the auto kick mechanism within the game will have minimal gameplay impact. It will have significant impact on the players and teams who are struggling and may be directly impacted during this global pandemic.

The global nature of the pandemic means players (and teams) are at varying stages of the impacts of this virus. Some are already recovering, others are fighting for their lives and the lives of their families and some have yet to experience the impacts directly. Let’s find a simple way of continuing to make them feel a part of this gaming community. Let’s stop and recognize some things that are ‘in-game rules’ may need to be examined in a different light, given the current life experience we all face in the days ahead.

It actually does have gameplay impact when other teams can’t attack your inactive players and get matched against you in war or pvp. This was broken before for a long time and we’ve seen the consequences. Just send your members a mail or an invite (extraordinary effort, really?) for when they’re able to come back.

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uggh… not again… :man_facepalming:t2:

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More people are fighting for their lives due to homelessness than this virus. Only a few select people are truly in danger, everyone else just needs to wash their hands regularly with warm soapy water and you’ll be fine… just like the regular flu (which is far more deadly btw).

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Best practice is to have a couple of alts apply to the team. Don’t accept until they are needed like a player that was auto kicked or someone who quit without notice. Trust me, it’s a stress saver! lol

:blush:

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Do homeless people play war dragons?

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Same thoughts here lol, homeless people play WD? :flushed::flushed::flushed:

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