Combat Logging is the act of leaving the server while in combat, to avoid death. It is considered a cheap tactic and is shunned by players who don't combat log. Players who are caught in the act suffer humiliation and (now) a chance of his/her inventory being wiped.
Bloody1 also does it
When Combat Logging (called "logging" by players) you leave the server you were on and avoid fighting with someone who was attacking you. This makes you keep your items. Combat logging is quite commonly used by players who appear to be skilled (this is controversial because a skilled player would likely be able to defend themselves). Loggers tend to join another server afterwards to escape the attackers, although some join the same server and try to attack him/her back. Combat loggers who join a different server will usually leave the new server if one of their predators hasn't received their reward and chooses to follow. Those who join the same server will make up rather stupid excuses to have fled such as lagging or having glitches. They will also suffer from server humiliation.
Sometimes, loggers do not manage to close the client soon enough, and they end up leaving after they already died. They will either just spawn their corpse and loot and leave the server, or not spawn all or any items at all! Some people consider logging a viable and fair option in certain situations:
- When the arm/leg glitch occurs (you should leave the server either way when that happens)
- When group members betray you (groups were not made for betraying, and this technique is as cheap as logging)
- You aren't at full health(and you have no healing/medical items such as food, painkillers or a bloodbag.) and the P-0 warning signs start to appear