I have seen people in chat berate someone for being AFK who obviously never loaded (name dark grey). Do you think they are happy about their circumstance?
Other times someone just loads in slowly. There are people in the first 30 seconds of battle ripping someone a new one. They might have a piss poor connection or junk computer... do you think they are happy about their situation.
Then there are the people like me that has their game crash/internet blip disconnect on them from time to time. It is rare but happens. There is nothing I can't stand more than someone calling me every name under the sun simply because my game crashed on me.
Are there people that are gaming the system, sure. But it is not as many as you "hang the AFKers" make it out to be.
I have played A LOT of battles. I see few if any consistent AFKers.
Just play the game and be happy that you "never" have any problems that make you less than effective for the team.
Im sorry but its like you are not playing the same game as most of us. I honestly cant count the amount of people I see afk each week. They sit on the spawn point almost always until the match is just about over, or until someone shoots at them. They do not contribute to the teams effort and in a lot of cases these are not low lv tanks, but normally they sit around the top of the teams list. These people are for the most part pure leaches.
I understand that RL happens, I understand the game may crash (heck it happens to me once in a while) But I have always been able to get back into the game to take part. If this were just one or two cases here and there I would not have such a big problem with it, But this is a issue that happens constantly. I would say I have had 1 in 7 matches the past few weeks where I have had people going afk like this. There should be a way to report afk players. Since its bases on a rating scale if they get enough reports then action should be taken. If they do not get many, then there is no harm done. Good rule of thumb to follow is if you have to afk every few min, EVERY single match, maybe you should try playing the game another time when your not so busy.