So the game is almost over with. Most of us not bots have done our part and suicidally tried to win with allie heals all around us. It was pointless but nothing else to do with just over three minutes left before the allies win. We couldnt win unless we 5 cap and we couldnt hold 3 and barely held 2. Well players decided they wanted to kick a player for being afk because he decided to sit in gy. When they called for kicking him I thought, why kick? All that will happen is we will pull another guy into a loss and everyone hates it when that happens to them.
So I decided maybe he is an honor leach, and went to look at the stats. They guy has died a great deal of the time, has as many HKs and one of the few with actually KBs, so he isnt a bot. I decided to guard flag node (so I dont get kicked for being afk) and look into this more. I found no case where he was rude, but 1 case where he pointed out that the healers were free casting.
So my question is why report him afk? IF a player has thrown himself/herself out there again and again and did what he/she could for team while there was still a glimmer of hope, why decide with just minutes left to report this person or anyone afk? IF there is no chance of recovery why drag a new player into a loss?
If the game is that bad, get over it. Accept that it was bad bg. Dont try to punish other players who tried with a 15minute penalty and a stick a new player with a loss.
For the record I refused to report him AFK but I guess enough players did and he left the bg with less than a minute by my clock and we got a new player who did even have a chance to run to farm from starting zone.