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    How we're fighting AFK Farming

    Greeting Warriors,

    Ubisoft is dedicated to creating a level playing field in our games, and the full For Honor development team is committed to constantly act against individuals trying to gain advantages from using hacks or bots. You can find below last week’s post on the subject.

    http://forhonor.ubisoft.com/game/en-...g-in-for-honor

    This week we wanted to give your more visibility about our policy against players who are “AFK Farming” the For Honor Battlefields. For those unfamiliar with the practice, players are able to go AFK (away from keyboard) and keep their in-game character moving throughout a match (ex. tying a rubber band on the control stick), garnering end-game rewards and progression without actually playing. The “farming” aspect comes about when these players use this technique frequently to gain a large amount of these rewards.

    Because this kind of behavior negatively affects the player experience of others, it has become a top priority for us. As such, we will be sanctioning all the players who have been found to be using AFK Farming repeatedly.

    Depending on the situation, and the existence of additional sanctions already on a player’s account, we can apply different degrees of sanctions.

    1st offense will trigger a warning, then, repeated violations may result in a Ubisoft account suspension applicable on the game (temporary or permanent).

    Actual disciplinary action depends on the severity of the behavior and shall be decided at Ubisoft’s discretion, on a case by case basis.


    Please understand that no details about the state of our investigation into this matter will be disclosed at any stage. Rest assured that sanctions will only be applied if there is clear evidence.

    Starting early next week, warning sanctions will be applied to all first time offenders.

    A BIG thanks to all who reported toxic behaviors from the game or customer support website!

    In addition to the sanctions, we are currently working on improved methods of identifying and preventing AFK Faming.

    As a reminder, our Code of Conduct can be found here:
    http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php...ode-of-Conduct

    You may also wish to refer to our FAQ regarding applicable sanctions in For Honor:
    https://support.ubi.com/en-US/Faqs/0...-FH-PC-XB1-PS4

    We’ll leave you with a reminder of our Community Values:

    Honor: Fight, win and lose with Honor. Support your teammates.
    Respect: Respect your opponents and other community members, inside and outside the game.
    Share: Share your experience, share tips and hints, spread the word!

    Looking forward meeting you all on the battlefields!

    The For Honor Team
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    How we're fighting AFK Farming

    Greeting Warriors,

    Ubisoft is dedicated to creating a level playing field in our games, and the full For Honor development team is committed to constantly act against individuals trying to gain advantages from using hacks or bots. You can find below last week’s post on the subject.

    http://forhonor.ubisoft.com/game/en-...g-in-for-honor

    This week we wanted to give your more visibility about our policy against players who are “AFK Farming” the For Honor Battlefields. For those unfamiliar with the practice, players are able to go AFK (away from keyboard) and keep their in-game character moving throughout a match (ex. tying a rubber band on the control stick), garnering end-game rewards and progression without actually playing. The “farming” aspect comes about when these players use this technique frequently to gain a large amount of these rewards.

    Because this kind of behavior negatively affects the player experience of others, it has become a top priority for us. As such, we will be sanctioning all the players who have been found to be using AFK Farming repeatedly.

    Depending on the situation, and the existence of additional sanctions already on a player’s account, we can apply different degrees of sanctions.

    1st offense will trigger a warning, then, repeated violations may result in a Ubisoft account suspension applicable on the game (temporary or permanent).

    Actual disciplinary action depends on the severity of the behavior and shall be decided at Ubisoft’s discretion, on a case by case basis.


    Please understand that no details about the state of our investigation into this matter will be disclosed at any stage. Rest assured that sanctions will only be applied if there is clear evidence.

    Starting early next week, warning sanctions will be applied to all first time offenders.

    A BIG thanks to all who reported toxic behaviors from the game or customer support website!

    In addition to the sanctions, we are currently working on improved methods of identifying and preventing AFK Faming.

    As a reminder, our Code of Conduct can be found here:
    http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php...ode-of-Conduct

    You may also wish to refer to our FAQ regarding applicable sanctions in For Honor:
    https://support.ubi.com/en-US/Faqs/0...-FH-PC-XB1-PS4

    We’ll leave you with a reminder of our Community Values:

    Honor: Fight, win and lose with Honor. Support your teammates.
    Respect: Respect your opponents and other community members, inside and outside the game.
    Share: Share your experience, share tips and hints, spread the word!

    Looking forward meeting you all on the battlefields!

    The For Honor Team
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    AFK player dishonest war assets.

    dear Ubisoft, what about those war assets generated and auto deployed by those players? the faction war is over but the damage is already done. makes me feel cheated if i dont know that it was considered and fixed. ive seen no official statements on the issue.
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    Thanks for taking notice of this issue. Do you know if this will be something we report manually, or something you can monitor?
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    Good stuff. Please allow video attachments for reporting players. Currently only allows images and a few at that so you can't really send postive proof like you could in a video file.
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    What about p2p system?
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    Just a warning? You serious???!!!!!! And they get to keep everything? Yep next time I'll join them.
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    Appreciate that you are doing something. Regarding the clear evidence statement is that something you can monitor on your end or are the players gonna have to provide that. Being on ps4 I have no idea how to record and upload on it. I have reported every player doing the rubberband trick even tried to record one player that I have encountered everyday this week afk leveling.
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    Originally Posted by Maarmang Go to original post
    Appreciate that you are doing something. Regarding the clear evidence statement is that something you can monitor on your end or are the players gonna have to provide that. Being on ps4 I have no idea how to record and upload on it. I have reported every player doing the rubberband trick even tried to record one player that I have encountered everyday this week afk leveling.
    Basically what they are saying is this...

    1. If reported, there needs to be proof. If you do not provide said proof. They will and must do nothing.
    2. If caught by an actual dev or proof is provided, they will slap them on the wrist.
    3. They are not going to talk about this going forward. So, the only way you will ever know if something has been done about this...is if it stops flat out by the end of next week. Which it won't the game is riddled with ways to exploit their system in For Honor.
    ...And
    4.They are saying we will treat the symptoms and not tell you if it is been cured. They are doing and have done nothing about the disease. Which will and I promise, continue to spread. Ubisoft is terrible at monitoring their Online Assets. Sad. But true.
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    How about this simple damn solution : Kick the damn players if they don't leave the base and earn a set amount of points moving or not. How is it so damn hard to implement this ffs ? Instead we have to do prints, upload them , the send them or post them in wich time we could be playing. How about i'll just leave the game untill you people actualy wake up and take this problem and other ones seriously ?
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    Lots of fuss made out of not very much.

    Simple fixes are simple, yet seem to be ignored by the devs.

    If at the end of a game a player hasn't moved from spawn and has dealt no damage, they get removed from the game, banned for a short time, receive no rewards.

    Simple. Doesn't need us to report, easily detected, will prevent the issue from existing.
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