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Hello All, as you all know our server has been pretty successful as of late always maxing out slots, which even forced us to switch to 100 for a small period of time.

That being said with this it's become more difficult for gamers to join in as the slots are always full, so far the staff's main job is to kick AFK people to make up for this but no offense to the staff but it's still a major issue at times. This is why I suggest an AFK Kicker.

I have a few addons here that I searched up, one is a gmodstore one (paid) but adds a few extra features, the second being a free one off the workshop that is bare-bones.

https://www.gmodstore.com/market/view/away-from-keyboard-utilities-anti-afk-more

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=311164219&searchtext=afk+kicker

I have been thinking hard about this and suggesting it for ages with no real follow up so I'll lay out some stuff here that could benefit our server with an AFK Timer.

-Staff don't accidentally kick players who were afk for 5 seconds or people loading in.

-It's automatic so it's only the players fault for going AFK.

-prevents people staying on for EXP, something from what I gather is barely moderated.

However with every addon is a downside or two, here is a few I could think of.

-Staff have one less duty (if you could consider that a downside)

-Training that relies on standing still such as faces or Jedi meditation could be put at risk, HOWEVER the AFK timer can be changed to accompany this. Besides it is unlikely this will have a major effect as most people don't go long without moving atleast a bit.

 

Obviously this Addon is not 100% needed but really with people constantly asking for AFKs to be kicked it would be nice to have a system in place that runs itself at least, Staff will probably be asked to boot people none the less but this could definitely help. If you feel there is any negatives to this please post them here!

Dog Bless.

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wouldn't console commands such as +forward / +right/left be a easy bypass to this? 

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18 minutes ago, Pasha said:

wouldn't console commands such as +forward / +right/left be a easy bypass to this? 

I mean yeah but people like that stick out like a sore thumb. this is more for cracking down on the average afk player who's hogging a slot more then people abusing the system. plus we got staff who can deal with those people.

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1 minute ago, Aussi said:

I mean yeah but people like that stick out like a sore thumb. this is more for cracking down on the average afk player who's hogging a slot more then people abusing the system. plus we got staff who can deal with those people.

Fair nuff, was speaking bout the XP grinder nerds doe 

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+1 Every DarkRP server has this type of addon to stop printer farmer which sucks, Fair nuff.

All seriousness if there were a bypass to only kick those who have afk'd for lets say 5-10mins without typing or moving then it would be very beneficial to the server. As there are always people trying to connect. Yes Kicking AFK's works, but an automated system, that picks up on people or players who might slip past staff is an excellent idea.

Also @Pasha, if there was someone attempting to bypass an addon that was designed to kick someone I can assure you their will be a rule added to punish those who do so, also falls down to exploiting which is against server rules regardless. Fair Nuff?  (new favourite saying btw)

But yes, Simple addon which we provides no real negatives.

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What happens when you are in pac3 for long period of time working on a pac

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43 minutes ago, 14 said:

What happens when you are in pac3 for long period of time working on a pac

Truthfully, I do not know but that is a good question. Thankfully the AFK Timer gives you an actual warning before you get kicked so you can act on it and move for a second, then resume PACing.

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13 hours ago, Beatroot said:

+1 Every DarkRP server has this type of addon to stop printer farmer which sucks, Fair nuff.

All seriousness if there were a bypass to only kick those who have afk'd for lets say 5-10mins without typing or moving then it would be very beneficial to the server. As there are always people trying to connect. Yes Kicking AFK's works, but an automated system, that picks up on people or players who might slip past staff is an excellent idea.

Also @Pasha, if there was someone attempting to bypass an addon that was designed to kick someone I can assure you their will be a rule added to punish those who do so, also falls down to exploiting which is against server rules regardless. Fair Nuff?  (new favourite saying btw)

But yes, Simple addon which we provides no real negatives.

Fair Nuff 

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11 hours ago, Tacit said:

rip @Evoz shidding for 30 mins

not even funny

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Yep definitely Easy +1 it will help out a lot for people being AFK and taking up slots 

 

 

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The second one you linked is far better then the first workshop. Seems really well-made

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*Loads Up Logitech G Software*

*Creates Macro to wiggle every 3 Minutes*

*Profit*

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Suggestion Resolved.

Addon was added to the server.

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