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Instant Combat logout when under pressure
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When you shoot at someone or run up to them with an axe they most likly just logout and switch server.

There should be at least a 10 second "waiting time" where the player needs to stand still before logging out, otherwise there is no point to attack someone...


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imbafisk4tw set Category to Multiplayer.Dec 20 2013, 5:24 PM
imbafisk4tw set Reproducibility to Always.
imbafisk4tw set Severity to None.
imbafisk4tw set Resolution to Fixed.
imbafisk4tw set Legacy ID to 1741398495.May 8 2016, 2:52 PM
BumEnte added a subscriber: BumEnte.May 8 2016, 2:52 PM

I agree. This destroy the game. Why should you escape the most difficult situation(fights) in the game so easily.

According to the subreddit a "WoW" Style timer is planned on being implemented whereas the character sits down and it takes anywhere up to a minute to log out. Sounds like a solid plan if you ask me.

No sorry a log out timer? They use Alt F4 trick ... timer wont help with Alt F4 ... the only thing and I think Dead said that, that their plan is ... when somebody log out like this...their character stays there for a while.

That is currently how it works apparently.

Bohemia added a subscriber: Bohemia.May 8 2016, 2:52 PM

This is already in, just disabled right now.

Currently this is how it works:

  • You find a safe place (a fallacy, there are no safe places in dayz)
  • You assess the surroundings and determine you would most likely stay alive for the next 30secs
  • you press escape and choose exit
  • you are now looking at the main menu.
  • your character is still in game sitting down for the next 30secs.

Sure it might stop combat logging, but essentially it's a mechanic designed to provide free loot and kills for griefers. Dean Hall vaguely suggested that it was designed to prevent server hopping and ghosting. But I can't see how it does.

The way it should happen

Prevent Server Hopping & Prevent Ghosting

  • Switching server(or server group) within X hours of joining current server(or server group) results in you being moved to a random location that is neither near other players or high value loot locations.

The benefits of this are:

  • Loot Hoppers will be facing a far amount of time running to new high value loot locations each time they change
  • Ghosters will find that they are now facing a long trek to attempt their "flanking" manuvure.

The downsides are :

  • Players performing a legitimate server change will find themselves in new locations.
    • However if these server changes are happening after an hour or so then we should probably leave them in the same location.

Prevent Combat Logging

  • You find a safe place (a fallacy, there are no safe places in dayz)
    • ensure you are not in a status of combat.
    • You assess the surroundings and determine you would most likely stay alive for the next 30secs
  • You press escape and choose exit
  • Your character is sitting down for the next 30secs watching a timer.
    • At this point you are only able to stand back up or move your head.
    • Head movement will not cancel the logout timer process.
    • Standing or clicking the cancel button will cancel the logout process.
  • Someone finds you before the timer ends? move and defend yourself. simple. logout prevented.
    • You will then be in combat for the next 60secs.

People claim my idea allows for abuse, but I can't see how.

The common counter argument is:

  • Sit in a building, with only a door way view to your sitting location
  • Initiate the logout timer
  • Wait for someone to come:
    • If no one arrives:
      • let logout timer get to 29secs, cancel the timer.
    • If someone comes, (now here is their crazy logic):
      • Stand-up and defend yourself. (wow, aborted, much combat log, wut?)

There is a group of people that hate the idea that someone logging out can cancel the logout and defend themselves.
The only reason I can think of that someone wouldn't like that is because it means can't catch people in the process of logging out undefended.

Franzuu added a subscriber: Franzuu.May 8 2016, 2:52 PM

there is a "logout timer" now where you will remain sitting in world for some time after log out, so fixed

R834 added a comment.Mar 23 2015, 9:22 PM

No longer possible due to logout animation.