I can understand both sides of the coin in this situation really. Still, I fall more into the category of the 'polite' players I guess. If you're going to be gone for more than an hour (which is pretty standard in afk timers), then you really should log out. The more people that log out who are not going to play for hours, and are sleeping, working, etc., means the other players can get in and get their play time through, then log out as well. See how that works? Pay it forward. I know that's giving your average person too much credit when it comes to common courtesy, which is why it won't happen.
I'll grant you that we should not HAVE to do this, but considering the situation, and until resolved, it's the lesser of two evils. More people get to play and enjoy this fantastic game instead of leaving in droves because they are simply told they 'can't play'.
Edited, Aug 29th 2013 6:12pm by Dallie
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