I don't think afk seeding works, tbh, and may even make it worse.
Although I don't know of a great solution, there's got to be a better way/idea out there.
While we've been afk seeding, two other US servers have filled up by grabbing our players who were bored because no one was actually spawned in.
You cant seriously expect anyone to seed the server by themselves for a period of time longer than 2 minutes..unless you wanna run AI so that way people can actually do something...not that that helps in anyway later on though
Do you really want invincible bears running around raping your churches and burning your women?