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I passed this very same group of bots in Zen Gardens on Air Fluff just a bit ago!
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Myrielle
That's the problem with abandoned features: people will find the gaps and loopholes and it might take forever to close and the effect might extend to disrupt the economy again and then the regular players get punished some more with further nerfing.

Aside from the obvious lulz, this is my greatest concern. Even if zOMG is shelved because it didn't profit Gaia enough in their opinion, it still has the potential to disrupt their precious precious marketplace if left unattended. =/


I agree.

I propose dazing every bot that we see. If they get discouraged, maybe they'll stop.

Worth a try?
Maybe we need a bot tracking thread just like we did during the Events for Jack and the GE.
It will be vigilante-action, but at least the community is involved in preserving the game that they love from further abuse.
Myrielle

It will be vigilante-action, but at least the community is involved in preserving the game that they love from further abuse.


Pass out the badges, and let's clean up this one horse town.
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Bots that are in Airfluff VG right now:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/xx14iluvtacos14xx/32849273/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/thedarkprince1977/33740795/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/souyiro6/33477965/


To think there are others in the other zones. gonk
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Bots that are in Airfluff VG right now:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/xx14iluvtacos14xx/32849273/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/thedarkprince1977/33740795/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/souyiro6/33477965/


To think there are others in the other zones. gonk

I know right.
Its scary how many of them there are.
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Bots that are in Airfluff VG right now:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/xx14iluvtacos14xx/32849273/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/thedarkprince1977/33740795/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/souyiro6/33477965/


To think there are others in the other zones. gonk

I know right.
Its scary how many of them there are.
emotion_0A0
Maybe we should compile as many proofs then present them during the next AtA?
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Bots that are in Airfluff VG right now:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/xx14iluvtacos14xx/32849273/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/thedarkprince1977/33740795/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/souyiro6/33477965/


To think there are others in the other zones. gonk

I know right.
Its scary how many of them there are.
emotion_0A0
Maybe we should compile as many proofs then present them during the next AtA?

Fat lot that will do.
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Natsumi Kawahama
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Natsumi Kawahama
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Bots that are in Airfluff VG right now:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/xx14iluvtacos14xx/32849273/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/thedarkprince1977/33740795/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/souyiro6/33477965/


To think there are others in the other zones. gonk

I know right.
Its scary how many of them there are.
emotion_0A0
Maybe we should compile as many proofs then present them during the next AtA?

Fat lot that will do.
I initially thought that was so pessimistic, but considering what has been happening to zOMG despite community efforts, it's hardly so cynical at all. sad
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Ugh. Maybe, we should change the title to, "I, for one, welcome out Botting Overlords."

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Bots that are in Airfluff VG right now:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/xx14iluvtacos14xx/32849273/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/thedarkprince1977/33740795/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/souyiro6/33477965/


To think there are others in the other zones. gonk

I know right.
Its scary how many of them there are.
emotion_0A0
Maybe we should compile as many proofs then present them during the next AtA?

Fat lot that will do.
I initially thought that was so pessimistic, but considering what has been happening to zOMG despite community efforts, it's hardly so cynical at all. sad

See.
We're doomed.
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Myrielle
Ugh. Maybe, we should change the title to, "I, for one, welcome out Botting Overlords."

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rofl
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How can you tell when someone bots? :O
Sunoon
How can you tell when someone bots? :O


They usually stand in one spot, never buffing, never interacting, and they will target and kill animated as quickly as they spawn. Now, that could also describe the actions of almost anyone who is just farming for badges, orbs, or gold; however, a normal person will pause occasionally to get a drink, take or make a phone call, change a channel on TV, cue up a song from a playlist...human things. When that happens, some animated will slip through while the player is distracted, or the player will move. In other words, they break pattern occasionally. A bot will keep targeting and killing, targeting and killing, never missing a beat, never breaking their pattern.

I will generally watch a suspected bot for a while...then start luring hoards of animated to them, eventually overwhelming them. A human player will react in some way...healing, escaping, or yelling at you for dumping buckets of angry fluffs all over them. A bot will never give ground, just target and kill, until they get dazed. When they get dazed, they just stand there until they finally disconnect from being inactive for so long.
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Sunoon
How can you tell when someone bots? :O


They usually stand in one spot, never buffing, never interacting, and they will target and kill animated as quickly as they spawn. Now, that could also describe the actions of almost anyone who is just farming for badges, orbs, or gold; however, a normal person will pause occasionally to get a drink, take or make a phone call, change a channel on TV, cue up a song from a playlist...human things. When that happens, some animated will slip through while the player is distracted, or the player will move. In other words, they break pattern occasionally. A bot will keep targeting and killing, targeting and killing, never missing a beat, never breaking their pattern.

I will generally watch a suspected bot for a while...then start luring hoards of animated to them, eventually overwhelming them. A human player will react in some way...healing, escaping, or yelling at you for dumping buckets of angry fluffs all over them. A bot will never give ground, just target and kill, until they get dazed. When they get dazed, they just stand there until they finally disconnect from being inactive for so long.


REBECCA!! It's wonderful to see you around!! biggrin biggrin

Ahem people, don't mind me, just passing through. Back to your scheduled topic. 3nodding

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