Una Server has a 2000 person queue at 8AM in the morning now due to the bot problem


9AM shandi server… this is ridiculous…

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Enviska 6400 person queue at 9am… the bot situation is getting out of hand and making the game unplayable

RIP LA

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@Roxx can you please share any update on this issue for the servers that bot owners decided to target?

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This situation is honestly pathetic. 11AM on Enviska servers and a 6k que. Great…

Getting very frustrated that my and everyone else’s time is wasted because of this absurd bot issue. So tired of hearing “We’re working on it”. The incompetence and unconcerned attitude regarding this situation is just unacceptable…

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Holy crap a 5k queue on Una

This is tricky – the queue isn’t entirely due to an influx of bots, but also lowering server capacity to ensure server stability so we don’t run into the lag/load issues we did yesterday. We are planning on putting forth more support for server stability, ideally in the next maintenance, which should help address this and make the experience better. (Bots also still need to go too, of course)

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Can we discuss the admins in game now to get rid of bots yet?

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Can you guys just lock the servers instead of reducing capacity AND letting more bots create accounts? That would at least alleviate the issue short term.

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Roxx

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Fluctuating server capacity is one of the ways we are combatting the lag and instability unfortunately, however we are working towards putting some fixes in place to better stabilize the server in our next maintenance

You said this 7 days ago and yet it was not mentioned in the most recent maintenance notes and players are still facing the same issue.

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any solution that leads to 5-6k queues is not a solution. The game has run better than it does now, with more players than it has now, previously, with smaller queues.

the games was playable, without insane queues back in March, and the number of players was higher.

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That was a different server.

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Enviska and Mari are both NA West servers

You literally do NOT HAVE THAT MUCH TIME.

It needs to be fixed today. Not next week.

Today

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Basically you are acknowledging this is acceptable and players should just deal with it because your to lazy to actually ban bots. thats a good company look

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Yup, we weren’t able to cover all servers in one maintenance unfortunately but are still rolling these things out. Mari and Valtan were harder hit with the last round, and have been adjusted. Enviska, Una, and a few others are having similar issues now. Luckily it means we’re prepared to make these changes and hopefully get out ahead of it for a few more servers with the next maintenance

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That’s not at all what she’s saying and you know that…

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Just stopping by to throw in my idea of how to fight bots as cheaply as possible.

In Runescape there were player moderators with special powers. Well, here these people would only need one power: Give very trusted members of the community the ability to quickly click on a player and force a captcha to appear. The person cannot move or do anything until this captcha is solved. If they relog, the captcha is still there. Optionally add a time limit to this, if the captcha is not solved in x minutes, the account is forced to exit the game, or banned for 24 hours, or sent to customer service for review.

Normal players will almost never even experience this annoying captcha feature, while also giving certain people the ability to directly fight the bots.

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Oh wow look at that, big surprise look who was right.

You’re concerned with being right. I’m concerned with player experience. Playing hot potato with server capacity is not a solution I am satisfied with as a player.

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There’s ~200k+ bots. It’s almost entirely because of bots.

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