So, once a game is in progress and the player has logged in at least once, they have to log in every 71 ticks or they go AFK. But what does “logged in” mean, exactly? If someone goes on vacation for a week, but leaves their computer running with a browser pointed at the game the whole time, are they logged in that whole week and therefore immune to becoming AFK (barring a power outage)? What if their Internet connection temporarily goes out? Is this an advantage for premium players, because non-premium occasionally have to answer the prompt about upgrading? Or is a player still considered logged in while the upgrade prompt is there?
I ask because we have a player who’s giving all the appearances of being AFK for more than 71 ticks, but hasn’t been marked AFK. He’s made no purchases and all his ships seem to be following pre-programmed moves. He’s sent no messages about his stars being taken. It’s kinda spooky. I realize it’s possible he logged in without purchasing anything some hours after his last purchase, but the longer it goes on, the less likely that seems to still be the case.