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So bots really are an issue.

bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,277Member Uncommon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T9Iz_aTFsQ

This is in one of the newbie zones. I haven't played in a couple weeks, but it wasn't like this.

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  • ConnmacartConnmacart OsloPosts: 681Member Uncommon
    That's the poorest escuse of a bot I've ever seen. Sorry, but that's not an issue that's comedy. Come back when you've found some decent bots.
  • mikunimanmikuniman Keene, NYPosts: 312Member
    it's great your proactive but I couldn't help laugh a bit cause it stuck me as if you discovered bigfoot or had an alien encounter. I've seen them also, don't let it spoil your fun and continue on it's Anet's job to police them.
  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,924Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Connmacart
    That's the poorest escuse of a bot I've ever seen. Sorry, but that's not an issue that's comedy. Come back when you've found some decent bots.

    ... you do know bots typically don't teleport around in games right? Thats a pretty massive issue compared to other games where they have to play by the game rules and can't cheat like that.

  • PainlezzPainlezz Laguna Hills, CAPosts: 616Member Uncommon

    Paid accounts, what makes you think Anet, Blizzard, or any other corporation is going to care if someone is paying them money?

     

    Unless someone is somehow causing them to lose money, and upsetting a very select few players isn't enough...  These bots would have to drive away more plays than bots before it becomes worth considering.

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,928Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Painlezz

    Paid accounts, what makes you think Anet, Blizzard, or any other corporation is going to care if someone is paying them money?

     

    Unless someone is somehow causing them to lose money, and upsetting a very select few players isn't enough...  These bots would have to drive away more plays than bots before it becomes worth considering.

    Eh.  If they get banned they have to buy a new account and a better bot.  More $ in it for them to actually ban them.

     

    The problem is that a lot of these accounts are probably stolen anyway.

  • dllddlld GöteborgPosts: 541Member Uncommon
    I saw about 10 bots at penitent camp or whatever in orr one day the next day they were all gone, wheter they switched farm spot or got banned i don't know though.
  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    My friend has been talking about there being a lot of bots lately.  I hope they fix the problem before I get back lol
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,611Member Uncommon

    Yeah there are a lot of bots but those were pretty lame.

     

    Most "pro" farmer bots use ranged weapons and will "sense" mobs nearby and teleport close enough to them then repeat the process. The most comon by far use guardians with a scepter/torch build for the range and durability.

     

    I even saw one a couple of days ago botting the bandit attacks on that farm N of Claypool in the human starter zone. I saw it die a couple of times and it teleported back from the closest waypoint and continued teleporting, auto-killing and auto-looting. Some of them are so well programmed I can't help but have some admiration for them... just before I report them image

     

    Another common spot for them is that broken bridge in the Kessex Hills human area that gets attacked by centaurs every few minutes. There you get a combination of bots and "live" farmers that create a kill zone where the centaurs spawn. At any time you can find 20+ engineer turrets, aoe arrows and rains of fire going constantly there.

     

  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKPosts: 1,781Member

    considering you can't steal mobs in this game...

    I don't really give a shit.

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,611Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    considering you can't steal mobs in this game...

    I don't really give a shit.

    AH but you're wrong. If it's dead before you can tag it, it has been "stolen."

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member
    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    considering you can't steal mobs in this game...

    I don't really give a shit.

    I am more concerned with those accounts that are hacked. There should be none of that going on. People are having a difficult enough time getting their friends onto their servers.

     

  • ZetsueiZetsuei Dana, KYPosts: 252Member
    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    considering you can't steal mobs in this game...

    I don't really give a shit.

    Until you get hacked by one of those people and your account becomes a botter's account then you'll be on the forums complaining. I think at that point you'll finally give a shit and realize this problem affect's everyone even if you don't think it does.

    The botting problem is really a lot worse than anyone thinks. When I last played I seen tons of bots. Go to any spot where a DE happens every 5-10 minutes and you'll see 5-15 bots spamming aoes.

  • KuinnKuinn MestaPosts: 2,093Member
    Originally posted by bcbully

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T9Iz_aTFsQ

    This is in one of the newbie zones. I haven't played in a couple weeks, but it wasn't like this.

     

    Damn that's crazy, the AMOUNT of them is sick. Now I get the rage of so many people, I encountered the first bot my self only few days back, it was a single bot that I reported. Havent seen one since, but that... That's just bad.

  • ChrisReitzChrisReitz Newport, KYPosts: 115Member
    What kills me the different kinds of botting now double bots, tripple bots, solo bots, warping bots. thinking tripple bots are used in heavy agro areas where someone could easily kill 1 bot so they use three which is almost no way to kill them even with a vet or champion.
  • syntax42syntax42 Columbus, OHPosts: 1,305Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    considering you can't steal mobs in this game...

    I don't really give a shit.

    You should care about them ruining the game economy.  When one "person" can farm using several stolen accounts at once, they are effectively gaining resources at a faster rate than you.  Get enough people doing this and they can take over the economy and control prices.  It happens in almost every MMO.  I have only seen a few MMOs be proactive about preventing this kind of disruptive behavoir.

  • spacebotspacebot kingsport, TNPosts: 148Member

    Bot's really arn't an issue. They cant steal your kills, your mat node, in fact all they can do is look stupid. The money they farm may effect the economy, but that can be good or bad depending on what your doing. And they do get banned.  

    Also welcome to mmo's in 2012.

    Troll harder.

  • rdrpappyrdrpappy Hamilton, OHPosts: 325Member

    Accusing him of being a troll is pure nub troll 101, there are several areas with 50 or 60 bots pilled up. They do steal kills because if you are actually playing the event, they whipe out everything before you can tag it.

    Also it does jack up the economy and account theft is very much an issue, if your all coded up to bot dont try and minimize or justify it as being ok. This type of behavior does have an impact on quality players, not punks mind you as they tend to love their chance at buying gold and gems of just power leveling their new Ranger without actually having to play the game.

  • I witnessed and reported 12 bots all standing on the same spot (was hard to click them all to report them). Every last one was a ranger with a bear. they stood at the entrance to a camp where a DE started every 5 minutes. Their efficiency was extremely impressive. Couldn't count the hundreds of mobs killed per minute.
  • RhinoNZRhinoNZ AucklandPosts: 21Member
    Originally posted by syntax42
    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    considering you can't steal mobs in this game...

    I don't really give a shit.

    You should care about them ruining the game economy.  When one "person" can farm using several stolen accounts at once, they are effectively gaining resources at a faster rate than you.  Get enough people doing this and they can take over the economy and control prices.  It happens in almost every MMO.  I have only seen a few MMOs be proactive about preventing this kind of disruptive behavoir.

    Have a look on http://www.gw2spidy.com/type/5

     

    Select any T2 - T3 Material ( Small Venom Sacks are a great example ) 

    10th September they were 1s 19 per

    21st september a MASSIVE amount was dumped into the TP ( This goes for most other mats as well on this day )

    Now they are only 30c per

    I have been watching the TP & whats happening is that 1000's are placed on the market, the prices drop, then they are pulled & thousands more put in again at a much lower price.

    IMO this is a co-ordinated TP attack, most likely by said bots & farmers to drive down the prices. They are buying up the Mats at the lowered buy prices, will then pull all the material off the market, driving the prices back up & they then sell the materials for a profit.

    Thats my theory anyway.

    They will then sell the gold they earn from this to the players that buy Gold Sellers Gold.

     

  • LeoghanLeoghan Herndon, VAPosts: 607Member
    Originally posted by RhinoNZ
    Originally posted by syntax42
    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    considering you can't steal mobs in this game...

    I don't really give a shit.

    You should care about them ruining the game economy.  When one "person" can farm using several stolen accounts at once, they are effectively gaining resources at a faster rate than you.  Get enough people doing this and they can take over the economy and control prices.  It happens in almost every MMO.  I have only seen a few MMOs be proactive about preventing this kind of disruptive behavoir.

    Have a look on http://www.gw2spidy.com/type/5

     

    Select any T2 - T3 Material ( Small Venom Sacks are a great example ) 

    10th September they were 1s 19 per

    21st september a MASSIVE amount was dumped into the TP ( This goes for most other mats as well on this day )

    Now they are only 30c per

    I have been watching the TP & whats happening is that 1000's are placed on the market, the prices drop, then they are pulled & thousands more put in again at a much lower price.

    IMO this is a co-ordinated TP attack, most likely by said bots & farmers to drive down the prices. They are buying up the Mats at the lowered buy prices, will then pull all the material off the market, driving the prices back up & they then sell the materials for a profit.

    Thats my theory anyway.

    They will then sell the gold they earn from this to the players that buy Gold Sellers Gold.

     

    Honestly I hope you're sending screenies to the CS of what you're seeing. I don't play GW2, but I've seen people looking to make real money off of in game currency kill games by f'ing with the economy, so it would be good to let the GM's or CS know if you're not already. 

  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member
    I'm more worried about the economy as a whole of the game (which already seems screwed up) than bots stealing my kills.
  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spacebot

    Bot's really arn't an issue. They cant steal your kills, your mat node, in fact all they can do is look stupid. The money they farm may effect the economy, but that can be good or bad depending on what your doing. And they do get banned.  

    Also welcome to mmo's in 2012.

    Troll harder.

    And how by chance are you suppose to compete with those bots in your area,  are you saying you can tag a mob faster than a bot.  Guess again my friend,  all you can do is try to find a spot with no bots in the area.

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  • TealaTeala SomewherePosts: 7,430Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spacebot

    Bot's really arn't an issue. They cant steal your kills, your mat node, in fact all they can do is look stupid. The money they farm may effect the economy, but that can be good or bad depending on what your doing. And they do get banned.  

    Also welcome to mmo's in 2012.

    Troll harder.

    Bots ruin games.  The ruin a games economy.   Seen it happen in to many games - including EVE Online for one - and anyone that defends the notion that bots are not bad for a game is probably a botter themselves.

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  • WendettaWendetta WellingtonPosts: 30Member
    Originally posted by spacebot

     

    Troll harder...

    Troll harder....

    Troll harder.

     

    So was your post just a knee jerk reaction to someone saying something bad about "YOUR" game or were you actually trying to troll others?

     

    Even most of the hardcore rabid fanboys of Any game hate botters because of how they give rise to account hacking or rape the economy or steal kills or just generally piss people off.

     

    For you to say that botters do good to the economy puts you in very bad light, you either run bot scripts yourself, hence the justification of botting that you need to make out of guilt, or (no offence) you are one the worst kind of gamers. 

    Or would you start caring if some china farmer hacked your account and started botting with it? Welcome to MMOs in 2012, and when you get hacked other rabids will Always blame you for having "weak security" and malware on your PC while putting absolutely no blame of the game house, yes welcome indeed.

     

    EDIT: space"bot"...? I see what you did there you cheeky fellow!

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  • JoeyMMOJoeyMMO SomewherePosts: 1,326Member
    Well, if you're so sure it's a bot, then report it. Easy enough, click on the character Rightclick and report IIRC, never did it before myself.

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