I’m literally tired of reporting and blocking bots, i know we should also help with reporting them to the system but this is really getting out of hand.
I’m not a “f2p” player but look at the blue crystal price already, and it has been only a month since full release, there is no way f2p can compete with us at this rate and it will have a huge impact in the economy in the long term(compared to KR).
If you guys don’t really take serious actions don’t expect this game to be any different from NW anytime soon (even if i don’t want this to happen it probably will happen).
EDIT 1: I COUNTED MORE THAN 50 BOTS THAT PASSED SERIA IN LESS THAN 10 MINS, I’M TOTALLY SPEECHLESS.
EDIT 2: I sometimes doubt if i’m talking to other human beings or some bots who spam the topic with totally off-topic stuff and kill the soul of the current topic…
So I’m gonna throw in my grain of salt here cause something is triggering me.
Lost Ark launched the 11th February at a peak of 1.3M players. About 2 weeks later, this number lost approximately 500K and is now 900K. If Amazon Games banned 1 million bots, there should be around 300K players left top, but current tops are around 800K. Source : Steam
I know you are incompetent Amazon, but lying much ??
Those numbers you see in steam charts are concurrent players, which means that every one of those people are playing concurrently. Bot accounts on the other hand come and go, they can and are easily discarded all the time. Just because 1M bot accounts were banned that in no way means that 1M of the steam chart players were bots lmao
That said, yes, AGS lied. But for many different reasons, not this xD
How did you get that? A single bot runner might have far more accounts than they can have running at once. They would most likely be swapping them in and out to try to prevent them from getting banned. Running them 8-12 hours per day will evade detection more than 16-20 hours, for example.
There is no means to combat bots, so like the other 10 “too many bots!” Posts on the front page of the forums, yours added nothing to the discussion that everyone didnt already know.
You can’t automate bot bans because players will abuse it to get non bot players banned and then that just creates more work and doesnt stop new bots form being created. Its like trying to hold back a waterfall with your hands.
Amazon is only the publisher. Imagine not only being ignorant on how Steam Charts work, but also not know the difference between a developer and publisher. Then blame a change only Smilegate could implement on AGS.
You say people are white knighting AGS, but the reality is you have some seriously pent up hate for AGS and are blaming them for everything, then lashing out at people who point out flaws in your arguments and stances.
You know that botting isn’t a problem at all in Korea? That’s because in Korea if you’re going to make an account in an online game you need to use your equivalent of a social security number to do it. This is because cheating in Korea in online games is taken VERY seriously, and a ban in one game might get you banned in ALL online games.
Now I’m not saying that we need to go as far as Korea does, but a 2 step authorization linked to a phone number, Amazon account or literally ANYTHING other than just a Steam ID would go a very long way to combatting bots. They could go the route of requiring an authenticator app like Blizzard games have as well.
The problem right now is that Steam IDs can be gotten by anyone with an email address and banning them does little to combat the problem when there are factories of bots with thousands of email addresses and steam IDs using them.
So. Asking for a second form of ID to log in one that isn’t as easy to spam, would go a very long way in solving the botting issue. It would be an annoyance to players at first but if it was with the goal of eliminating bots I think most players would happily take that deal.
I’ve done every quest on every continent and I have 45 Island tokens and I’ve been to every island on the map. You’re delusional if you think that getting level 52 just happens that fast for everybody.