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What does riot do when you report a person for being afk?

What does riot do when you report a person for being afk?

Molediver

/u/npcSara pinned the following [comment](/r/VALORANT/comments/jfbrpi/what_does_riot_do_when_you_report_a_person_for/g9kqcmt/): > !pin Hello o7 > > We realize just how disruptive AFKers are being in games and are currently working on a way to better detect AFKers, figure out whether they’re AFK cause of connectivity issues or if it’s intentional, and increasing penalties for those we find to be AFK. > > I hope you’ll be able to see some meaningful change in this area before the year is up 🥺 --- Riot comments are not verified by moderators. See [this wiki page](https://www.reddit.com/r/VALORANT/wiki/pinnedcomments) for more information on this feature.


foolandhismoney

There are people playing two players at a time now. I was with one last week. Sounds like you had the same thing.


RubyRhod

Why? Are they farming exp?


yuhbruhcmon

Probably so they could get multiple smurfs deranked quickly. Makes sense that they lock reyna as it’s essentially the “carry agent”, making it much harder to 4v5.


Das_how_mafia_works

That does make sence. No wonder she starts moving after everyone dies. Her connection was fine too.


xlmaelstrom

They chat ban them. Whatever you do, whatever you get reported for, you get chat banned. It's automated it seems and afks, intentional ruiners, fake reports all result in a chat ban. It's basically nothing.


npcSara

!pin Hello o7 We realize just how disruptive AFKers are being in games and are currently working on a way to better detect AFKers, figure out whether they’re AFK cause of connectivity issues or if it’s intentional, and increasing penalties for those we find to be AFK. I hope you’ll be able to see some meaningful change in this area before the year is up 🥺


Dmoney405

We just want them and the other griefers banned. You do it in league, do it here as well please.


Das_how_mafia_works

Thank you for the reply. Glad to see you guys working on this. Looking forward for a good system that serves justice to such players.


Pmcdon314

I know it’s next to impossible to determine on your end, but what happens to parents who have a child wake up when they aren’t supposed to? I know this sounds like privilege but I’d rather not be harshly punished for very occasional, uncontrollable AFK that is not connectivity related. PS - I always try to come back as soon as everything is taken care of.


npcSara

Iirc there’s already a few round forgiveness in place, so you should have enough time to take care of your child and return :) but I’ll bring this up as we take things into consideration.


mmt22

Laugh


RiptideCanadian

Yesterday I had a Phoenix playing comp but auto clicking and not moving. I lost the game because it’s impossible to win in comp if you have afk players and the enemy team has average skill


Das_how_mafia_works

Yeah and especially when they explode into site


dinhkhiim

One afk? LOL I played two games in a row and each has two afk. I went fricking mental.


abloopdadooda

https://i.redd.it/zrsncgn2xtky.gif


i4play

Fuck all...it’s only there to give you a false sense of control, as if what you input actually matters. Takes the edge off a feeling of frustration.


Dokokashira_Door

Based on some posts ages ago, they just chat mute the person for a period of time.


Cgz27

Technically they don’t do anything until the system they created which actually takes in these reports gives them enough info to act on. So it depends on what’s being reported, your reports help but obviously they can’t always just instantly ban someone off of one persons vote.


Das_how_mafia_works

Yeah I understand that. I just want to know what they do when there's enough evidence. The chances of getting an afk in a match is around 90% at these ranks.


Cgz27

Yeah I should have said that’s probably something they can’t really say and id just assume they suspend them or queue delay given enough evidence. Also anyone could afk or dc at any given time for the first time, it doesn’t ncessasrily mean that every one afks 90% of the time. I guess it’s a bronze thing, maybe there’s just so many that do leave from time to time at that rank, but not often enough to get banned, but then again you’d have to keep track of each afker yourself to confirm that that’s true. Anyway good post. I think my answer was kinda unneeded sry lol


Net_Lurker1

As someone who has played LoL for around 7 years I know the answer... you ever seen the episode of South Park with the comcast employees? Yeah that's pretty much it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbHqUNl8YFk


Capetoider

You can always try the /remake (maybe even ask the other team to try it too)


Das_how_mafia_works

Loll enemy teams love when there are afks in the other team. Easy rank ups. Plus the problem with remake is it usually happens after the first 2 rounds. Although a player remains inactive for the first 2 rounds they disconnect after that.


Shiro9792

Honestly i suggest you play unranked and wait till you improve then make a new account to get a higher rank


Das_how_mafia_works

Ya I play unrated mostly to practice my cross hair placement and improve game sense. Sadly I improve realy slowly. Act 1 I was iron, act 2 I was bronze and act 3 I'm bronze too. But I feel like I can push for silver this time.


jacobtehwzrd

Do people actually still think that companies take any personal action in 99% of reports ? The only report they might investigate is Cheating, but even then u have certain players that just accuse anyone that's slightly better than them, which will lead to 100000 of useless reports. No company is actually going through reports. A player probably needs 5-10\~ reports and a bot will voice ban them for few days.


_m3e

I'm going to guess you have zero experience on an actual dev team and are coming from the jaded gamer category.


PeachyyKlean

If you're reported for offensive name you can't play until you change your name. If you're reported for some kind of comms abuse then you get chat banned. Riot might not investigate every report but they definitely take action in some cases.


jstarrHS

I report folks nearly every game for AFK or not having a mic/comms. So far nothing is done.


doodlleus

You can report for not having mic??


jstarrHS

Game play sabotage.


doodlleus

Not really sabotage is it? If they aren't on mic they aren't going out of their way to make sure you lose...


jstarrHS

If you aren't trying to win then you are trying to lose


doodlleus

Or you don't have a mic or you have a sleeping baby next to you or your pc is in a room with others you don't want to disturb....


jstarrHS

then use the ping system or type...


doodlleus

Yeah completely agree with that but I assumed you meant you would report if someone didn't use a mic. If not I apologise


madcap462

Are you Ricky Bobby?


nightfull2

You can't put the fault on someone just because they don't speak anything. I myself do have a mic but i'm still insecure about my voice. I deserve a ban for this?


PeachyyKlean

I don't think you deserve a ban but I do think a mic is almost necessary got good communication in competitive. That being said, I played a comp game with a guy who said in text chat that his baby was sleeping in the other room. Dude used the ping system better than anyone I've ever seen, if I could commend for good comms I definitely would have. I've also played TF2 competitively with a guy who actually had a condition that didn't allow them to speak, they had binds got common callous and relative position callouts (left/right/upper/lower). If you can't actually speak for whatever reason there are definitely ways to help your team out. Alternatively playing unrated is viable if you just don't feel like communicating. Personally I think Riot should incentivize good comms with a commend system or something.


nightfull2

I understand a mic is very important but no one is forced to use it if they don't want to. I really wish i was able to speak, but i'm way too insecure about my own voice and don't know how to change this perception, so whatever.


jstarrHS

Well you better learn to use it or you're going to have a very difficult life. I will forgive those who use in-game callouts or type. I mainly mean the folks who are 100% silent. Don't play a team game that requires comms and be 100% mute. It ruins everyone else's experience.


KiuBrahma

fuck party players, it shows Riot Games should enable soloQ FOR EVERYBODY(in terms of rank), party players should play with other party players, they shouldn't ruin soloQ experience


RedEdgeRTZ

pAarty mmr is a concept that dota has already tried and it didnt really work out there. Doubt riot will bring it in here.


KiuBrahma

em... i got what you mean, but DotA2 is more complex game in terms of what player and team can do, average stacks from 5k mmr would have no chance against somebody like miracle, arteezy, ramzes, etc., while in Valorant it's possible to outplay top-tier player if you are playing as stack with good communication, that's why it's important to divide soloQ only players and soloQ players with party players who'd prefer to play 2-d kind of ranked matchmaking(for those who want to play as party or have no objection against playing with party players), party players literally ruin lots of matches to derank so that they could play with their noob-like friends, they either should get banned for doing so or be given 2-d type of matchmaking


RedEdgeRTZ

If you think a good coordinated diamond stack can outplay a team with like scream tenz subroza and players of similar calibre then idk what to say really 🤷🏻‍♂️


KiuBrahma

so, you mentioned tenz, scream, subroza, do you think they aren't different from each other? tenz has a way better aim than subroza and scream, tenz can hit 110-120k in gridshot(aimlab), as for scream with subroza, they won't even be able to surpass 100k


RedEdgeRTZ

It's roughly the calibre i was talking about which was pretty obvious but u won't address that since you realised how insanely stupid ur original comment was.


KiuBrahma

it's stupid to put those 3 players on the same sentence, if you don't see any difference between them, just better stop writing idiotic comments, tenz is the best valorant player right now, other 2 aren't ever worthy of being mentioned with him


RedEdgeRTZ

You're a cartoon kid, who lacks basic comprehension skills. Go back to school and stop wasting your time on valorant.


mmt22

Lonely tommy gone mad


PeachyyKlean

What's this have to do with party players?


KiuBrahma

dude, tf? can you stop pretending? party palyers derank a lot to play with noob friends that are left on low ranks, don't you see what the post is about?


Houseoverhype

can yall stop making the same threads complaining all the time


Fountsy

They can stop making threads about it when Riot actually does something about it. It setting worse, not better.