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Devs: Given that AFK play is encouraged - Why no Autoloop?

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Posted (edited)

I know a lot of games take the stance that AFK should be logged out to minimize queues and server load.

But BDO, nicely in my opinion, actively encourages AFK play with auto fishing, auto pathing to distant points, sleeping in bed giving more energy (only while logged in), and letting you swap characters without logging out and resetting your logged in timer.

So why no Autoloop?  If you want to make sure it doesn't last too long, put a timer on it like how a fishing pole runs out eventually. (over 2 hours even for lowest pole assuming inventory not full)

EDIT:

I was told on reddit:

"Autoloop was part of the Mediah content update which is not available at launch for NA/EU."

So that makes sense since we do not get that content at launch, but I wish they would move it up

Edited by Archaegeo
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It was only disabled in that beta, it should be back in at launch is what I heard

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Heard from who?  Just curious, second hand information and opinons are like...well, you know :)

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 The betas were just based on an older build of the game (albeit modified) where that function hadn't been added yet.

 Don't worry it'll be there for release I'm sure 

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They had to spend extra time to fix Cahracter to Character

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I heard the autoloop function is added in a later version of the game, remember we are behind the other regions version-wise.

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They better put autoloop in, even on RU servers they had that feature at the start. NA client cannot be older then RU client at the start. 

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Because the developers need more money from the cash shop.

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I was told on reddit:

"Autoloop was part of the Mediah content update which is not available at launch for NA/EU."

So that makes sense since we do not get that content at launch, but I wish they would move it up

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I was told on reddit:

"Autoloop was part of the Mediah content update which is not available at launch for NA/EU."

So that makes sense since we do not get that content at launch, but I wish they would move it up

Wasn't it part of CBT-1 though? I might be wrong, I can't seem to recall.

Edited by RAWRRAWR

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Because the developers need more money from the cash shop.

I know game companies are centered around making money (they have to feed themselves and their families somehow), but I wouldn't assume they're greedy to the core. I Don't know of anyone who goes into the game industry with purely money on their mind considering who difficult it is to get a job in it. You shouldn't be criticizing the developers who love the game and constantly work on it to make it come to life. In fact, I don't think you can even criticize their bosses who make sure revenue is there so that they don't all end up jobless.

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 The betas were just based on an older build of the game (albeit modified) where that function hadn't been added yet.

 Don't worry it'll be there for release I'm sure 

Actually the mouseover details on the map still contained instructions on how to autoloop, so not only does all evidence point to autoloop originally being a part of the version we were playing, but it was intentionally removed. The only places I've seen it suggested that it was "just removed for beta" - which makes absolutely no sense, why remove a relatively significant server-load feature during your testing phase? - are from wishful thinking people. It's more likely been removed intentionally and we'll not see it any time soon.

A particularly poor and short-sighted decision considering how many in-game systems are balanced around the ability to afk loop - like raising Strength or mount level - but until you see a dev or CM saying otherwise it's not likely to make an appearance anytime near launch.

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Because the developers need more money from the cash shop.

Please find another thread to troll, this has zero to do with the cash shop

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100% agree with OP.

Also, if no autoloop is enabled, people will find ways that the game does not encourage to do so. I'd rather see everyone have a simple, in-game way to do this, rather than this feature only being available to those that find alternative ways to accomplish this. Makes players happier and less dev hours on banning people. Win/win.

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Will be back

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Auto-loop will be enabled in later updates people.... just wait for it.

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As others have said, I believe it will just not be live at launch but will be added at a later date.

 

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100% agree with OP.

Also, if no autoloop is enabled, people will find ways that the game does not encourage to do so. I'd rather see everyone have a simple, in-game way to do this, rather than this feature only being available to those that find alternative ways to accomplish this. Makes players happier and less dev hours on banning people. Win/win.

I knew i'd find you here Vipy xD No autoloop just totaly discourages leveling horses and breeding, wich is something i enjoy. But i think jouska will have news about that very soon from the lil chat i had with him.

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