I know what you mean but that 15 minute duration means when a player is completely ideal (as I know) even a inch of moving makes player active again. If a player bot there is no issue with the policy of "15 minutes AFK leading to disconnection", since the player is still playing by clicking something or the other. As far as the botting is concern, I have reported it several times and I wonder that nothing happening to them even after submitting the proofs i.e. Video which clearly shows up that its a botting. To be honestly, I hardly find any MODs in ED being active, since the game is worldwide and all the moderator can't be active for 24x7 hours this will again make it impossible to report. Nevermind, do you think that any player will take any sort of headache for reporting about botting like we do? 90% of ED player even don't know anything about the forum and reporting system. No way, no one cares who is botting or not, its always legit player and player with absolute respect will be the one who reports. And if PvE starts counting to rank then this will motivate player to further cheating without begin caught I hope every knows that NPCs can't REPORT. So, this is not a feasible idea.
Coming back to Juggernaut point, I personal don't support Juggernaut battle too because it's also typically an NPC battle, however, we can't rule the fact that it was not meant for NPC battle, high level get NPC because there is very limited low level players playing Team Battle who lands up in Juggernaut. So technically this doesn't make any point that Juggernaut Count then why not NPC. The only limitation to Jugg is that we need low level players so that it can be really 2P v 1P battle.
Yes, it will be a bad idea. It is like we are promoting players to cheat as simple as that, there are many player to whom I personally had conversation regarding why they play Jugg and the reasons I received was:
a) They can't make it to Solo battle because they consider real PvP as a tough battle and they lack in strategy on using builds, so, in comparison to that Jugg makes it easy for them to play and win fast. (89% of player said this)
b) It grant more Credits and Experience. (2% of them say this because Jugg is best during the power up hours and power up weekends)
b) You can watch movies and play other games if you set a botting software (I know its strange but truth is always bitter) (9% who really care nothing just free wins)
I absolutely agree with your point. Because NPC battle doesn't count to rank that's why people stopped doing npc. If we reverse the system back we are like giving them a handful amount of power to cheat technically.
Yeah exactly, I have 3000 NPC wins out of which 500-1000 is made due to the mission requirements and I just hate that too. I will never be proud saying "Hey, Look man I'm Grand Emperor", when the reason simply behind this would be 50k NPC wins. Strange and yeah you are correct that it will be absurd.