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Will there be a timer on post match battle screen?

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I would also like a time limit on the battle result screen. Someone made a good post about it and how it can be used as an exploit for port battles. Cant find it now. Might edit in the link later.

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This needs fixed asap. Just had another load of time of myself and 7 other people wasted by hanging around right on the OW position of a battle some gankers were in. We know they had finished their battle because we were talking to the guy that was in battle with them and he told us as soon as it was over. I, myself, had parked my ship directly onto the battle marker so people turning up knew where it was, and the others had arranged themselves in a wide circle around that point.

 

30 minutes later and they still hadn't reappeared. It was not misty, it was not stormy, the weather was perfectly sunny, and the battle ended at a time when the wind was blowing towards a lee shore, to escape they would have had to sail against the wind. There's absolutely no way they could have sailed far enough in the invisible time, against the wind and not been spotted, given that we knew the EXACT position of their battle.

 

There needs to be a timer on the end of battle screen, and a timer on the post battle screen (say 2 mins) and if it runs out you just get dumped on the open sea. Whats the point in limiting the start of battle timer to 2 minutes, to encourage small scale PvP, whenever anyone can just avoid it by hanging out in the limbo-world of the post-battle stats screen? Hell you can even log off there and not render on the OS.

 

It's happening consistently, and constantly, usually amongst people ganking to escape retribution, and its wasting peoples time.

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Just dont make it to short, sometimes after a 40 minute battle i use the time out screen to go take a piss and get some more whiskey or to feed pets etc lol.

They should time out after a while but just dont make the timer short or ill beed to keep a jug and bar in my game room.

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Just dont make it to short, sometimes after a 40 minute battle i use the time out screen to go take a piss and get some more whiskey or to feed pets etc lol.

They should time out after a while but just dont make the timer short or ill beed to keep a jug and bar in my game room.

 

2 mins post battle, 2 mins results screen.

 

If you cannot sort your affairs out in 4 minutes, then you should be waiting till you're in a dock.

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I would only support battle result screen timers if the battle marker disappeared completely from the OW map as soon as the battle closes, and preferably if the battle closed after a 1 minute timer. I understand the annoyance of an opponent that sits there for a while waiting for the blockade to leave, but I believe  that behavior only happens because the OW battle marker and ability to chat to your nation during battle virtually guarantee there will be a blockade fleet waiting for the aggressor to leave. I see that as just as much of an "exploit" as waiting out the counter-gankers in the post battle results.

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 but I believe  that behavior only happens because the OW battle marker and ability to chat to your nation during battle virtually guarantee there will be a blockade fleet waiting for the aggressor to leave. I see that as just as much of an "exploit" as waiting out the counter-gankers in the post battle results.

 

Depends how long you take finishing your opponent doesn't it? If its 3 vs 1, realistically you should be finishing him quick and getting out of there before reinforcements arrive, but currently you're actualy encouraged to drag it out as long as possible, so as to ensure that retaliation gets bored of wasting their time for a couple of kills and goes off to do something else after wasting an hour.

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15 mins from Battle Over message until return to Open World, no matter if you go to result screen or stay at instance navigating.

 

The only issue is the players that use the instances for tutoring others in the game, but on the overall scenario of the use of these mechanics I am inclined to think these are really the minority even if their contribute is precious to new comers.

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