As I think about this, there are really three types of players, I believe.Leone wrote: ↑Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:30 pmLet us also not forget the feature where players are auto disconnected after 5 minutes, that was introduced just over a year ago:
This differentiates between those afk grinding using auto clickers and those who perhaps forget to press the attack button to chop a tree. Two completely different types of player, in my opinion.
You have the auto clickers who are scum and can be treated as such. No argument on my end if the first-time punishment was increased.
As for AFK, Rule 13 really separates out plain old not paying attention from grinding with pets. When stating "playing AFK in this manner will result in punishment" it is referring to players who grind with pets (my emphasis). This is the one that would usually carry a level reduction.
The example of forgetting to press the attack button to chop a tree "has generally not been against the rules." Unless pets are involved, this isn't really an issue unless it gets to be "abusive" to other players.
I get the feeling that people are keeping this in mind and the discussions about "afk" are really geared towards the grinders with pets, but I feel it's important to keep in mind too.