So many AFK players in Destiny Strikes


So I’ve started playing Destiny here and there again, and I’m still getting frustrating by a very annoying occurrence that happens way too often. Three times since this weekend I’ve gotten into matchmade strikes only to find that one of the three players is just standing still, refusing to move (or just outright “AFK”). This makes some of the strikes more cumbersome than they should be and it’s certainly not fair to the other two players.

Each time I make sure I report the player in Destiny and also through Xbox One, and I’ll usually send them a message as well (and block them of course). It’s infuriating to constantly run into these worthless, unsporting players in strikes. I wish Bungie would add a way to vote to kick players from matchmade events, and I wish AFK players would be automatically penalized for refusing to play the game (why bother even trying).

Anyway..I guess I’ll have to find a group of players to join up with, but I’ve only just hit level 24 today so I’m a bit behind the curve.

How do you deal with AFK players?



  1. gamesthatiplay · January 27, 2015

    I don’t play Destiny, but I do play TF2. Is there a drop system? I report people too, but sadly no one ever gets kicked for being afk even with a vote system.

    • jdh5153 · January 27, 2015

      No, there’s no way to kick a player at this point which seems crazy. You’d think they’d implement a system like WoW, where players can vote to kick a player that isn’t being helpful from a strike or a raid.

      • gamesthatiplay · January 27, 2015

        That’s odd I’d hope there would be a system to kick them after 5 or so minutes of being idle. But eh what do I know? 🙂

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