Took a few months off due to there being a million of them, came back after seeing there were multiple ban waves - player base down to like 150k~ players, assumed they were taken care of.
NOPE! did a chaos gate 29/30 are bots all with the names ‘aowidjawoidj’.
Every rapport NPC I’ve seen has the same - endless amounts of ‘awuidhawuih’ people farming them.
How on earth… after all this time… have you still not been able to stop them?
You have a F2P game with no barrier to entry and the game itself might as well have been designed around being able to bot the content. You, right now, could make 50 steam accounts and run your own bot farm, nothing is stopping you and the only cost is the hardware.
I’ve seen many potential solutions in these forums since i started to play.
-Cost up front for the game, even if small - would add up if they keep on getting banned.
-Captchas (think i read somewhere they already have them implemented?)
I’ve yet to see one myself, and if they are in the game, clearly not random enough/as many as are needed.
-Actual staff employed to sit and ban in real time, rather than an automated system.
The annoyance would slowly overcome the want to bot and cut it down that way.
-Doing what they do over in Korea and linking ones personal ID/phone #'s to account.
I’m no IT expert nor do i have millions of $ to waste, but Amazon+Smilegate sure do.
There HAS to be a way.
No in game moderation tools built in the game, so whats the use of someone monitoring if they cant ban on the spot. Why not develop one in the first place? They wont bother since they have a good system to deter bots which na/eu cant wrap their heads to because “mah privacy”
You also have to consider that just sending AGS/SG your ID doesn’t mean you are verified as that person.
They would have to setup a system to actually prove that the ID you submit is actually who you are, which would be a huge overhead to deal with. Otherwise you’d have the same problem with the addition of a whole lot of fake IDs.
It’s a comically garbage paper. The meat is less than 1 page, half of their amazing strategy is to bin players by APM, and, shocker, the bots that weren’t being banned for a high APM chose a high APM. The second half has a couple paragraphs that avoid going into any detail about anything at all.
Uh huh. It’s a homework assignment. It’s also from 2008 so none of this mattered. If you’ve not done postgrad you might not be familiar with citation farming, but if you look at the primary author’s papers you can get a sense for what that means.