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So.. more advert bots huh?

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  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    edited January 8, 2017
    Bot spam is actually a problem in every game, and even the best companies can't 100% get rid of them without turning a F2P game into P2P sub. Subscription games haven't been doing too well recently, so that's a bad idea. It's just not fair to legit players to restrict chat limits, plus they're scripting the game. We'd have to seriously go hardcore revamp on how Mabinogi runs in order to try the modern fixes, but other than that there's less than there was 3-5 years ago. They took notice of the dead player population, and left until someone else came in and a followed suit. Just be glad they haven't touched the party recruitment as well. We might end up having to ban certain countries from the NA server if it's been 100% confirmed that it will be the best fix, but most legit players will complain about not being able to play anymore.
  • RocisRocis
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    edited January 8, 2017
    @Darkpixie99 Well said c: Im guessing all we can do is report these bots to the gms. On top of that we should also find the bots or "suppliers" and report them as well.
  • RocisRocis
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    Im kinda curious what @Sabina thinks about these bots that are roaming around Tir and dunby.
  • NasumiRayneNasumiRayne
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    edited January 8, 2017
    @Darkpixie99 - Unfortunately making an F2P game into P2P doesn't solve bots at all. I know of a few games that are P2P that have botting issues both advert and farming. As for country ban - the amusing part is that many RMT companies are situated within the USA as well so that wouldn't help much in that regard. :(
  • CrimsCrims
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    @Rocis That is good to hear.
  • AgentJeanAgentJean
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    Policroma said:

    Problem with reporting them is they just make another character....every 3 minutes.

    It's called spam for a reason. :(

    We need something they can't make another one of as easily.

    Find out how blizzard perma bans hackers then do that to the bots.
  • GretaGreta
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    They should just IP ban them...
  • LiberateLiberate
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    IP banning and banning countries wouldn't really solve much because bots will always use proxies. The time when botting was at its worst were the massive wave of Chinese gold and ore farmers, and this was during the time when the game was exclusive to North America. Best solution to a botting infestation are both players and staff working together to point out hotspots and what websites to filter.
  • GretaGreta
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    edited January 10, 2017
    I know they will use proxies.... Best option is probably to make filters of the websites they are advertising orrrr... I got an idea. In past, i played one game where everytime if you spam like 5 messages too fast you get muted for 10 minutes. Maybe that would work...
  • AquarisAquaris
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    Greta
    Greta said:

    I know they will use proxies.... Best option is probably to make filters of the websites they are advertising orrrr... I got an idea. In past, i played one game where everytime if you spam like 5 messages too fast you get muted for 10 minutes. Maybe that would work...
    Won't work. They'll just make a new character.
  • CrimsCrims
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    I know what might help a little bit...block chinese based email providers? I mean China blocks us, so return the favor.

    But then they most likely use VPN so they can access websites outside of their country...meh.