Bots - They are a HUGE problem

Report does nothing, worse then bots are hackers, I saw a guy with some speed hack flying doing chest farm in SM, reported twice and nothing, still in game happy and farming.

I always friend them and add their names to a document on my desktop. That way I can keep tabs if they ever go offline. To date after literally 100’s of bots reported not a single one has ever went offline (banned/deleted). They come on these forums and straight up lie to us that they are banning/deleting the bots. Our reports are sent directly to spam/trash folders never even looked at.

Those that claim they simply can not get rid of the bots are absolutely wrong.

When a bot report comes in it should instantly be looked at. Is it taking a set route. Is it stopping at every node even if the node is not up. Is it trying to harvest empty nodes? This is a bot. Delete it. Than poll the database for EVERY transaction that account has made. The account it sends gold to is the bot handler. Delete that account. Now poll the database for every transaction from the bot handler. This is the player buying gold. Delete that account.

Once people realize the chances are high their accounts will be deleted for RMT they will stop risking it. The RMT sites wouldn’t be making any money and would go the fuck away.

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Yup, that’s all you can do. Here is my step by step list of what I do when I encounter a bot.

  1. Make sure it’s a bot. Level - name - movement - no faction - etc.
  2. Report bot.
  3. Block bot.
  4. Move on with my business.

This is all you can do as a player.

The bots/gold sellers ARE Amazon. I mean they can’t put gold in the cash shop cause that would be pay to win BUT they can infest their game with bots. AND as a side bonus it makes the population look larger than it actually is.

Seems to be one of the only explanations…the other being complete incompetency.

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Why don’t you just have all your friends mass report?

People keep claiming the bans are automated. Shouldn’t be a problem to get rid of them?

Hemm this actually makes sense. I never thought about it but I wouldn’t put it past them. This would surely explain why our reports are NEVER acted upon. It would also explain why they come on these forums a directly lie to us that they are looking at the reports and acting on them. It’s obvious they are not as no reported bots ever go away.

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Except that it takes quite a few reports for the automated system to kick in, I think? Even still, you’d think that our daily reports would set off some sort of signal… but it isn’t. and I think thats part of the problem here.

I guess reports are just console logs :sweat_smile:

Seeing bots be used unhindered means this game has a short life span if Amazon won’t pay 1 person 20$ an hour to process the bans.

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On Mag Mel, in Restless, there are 4 fishing bots that have basically shut down the ability to find open hotspots for ocean fishing. Day after day after day, I see them just fishing away, and they have reported day after day after day, yet AGS does nothing.

Why did AGS even give the ability to report them if AGS is not going to do anything? Did AGS think that the players would be satisfied with having unheard reports? If anything, adding the ability to report bots and having the reports ignored is even more infuriating for the players, especially when AGS makes reports that bots are being banned. Do they think that players are not going to see the same bots, doing the same things, day after day after day, in spite of AGS saying they are being banned.

Not to mention that these bots are flooding the market with goods, ruining the “players driven economy”, and funneling the coins to RMT accounts that embolden them to spam chats with coins for cash messages.

It is like AGS is determined to prove to players that they can fail to do anything correctly.

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Amazon is probably running the bots and the gold sellers. You know Bezticles is shady AF and loves ruining economies.

Go to any newbie beach and watch lvl 20+ bots roam between Lost spawns, killing them instantly on respawn.

Its pretty interesting.

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“topic has been solved” Yeah thats some BULL SHIT! these AGS DEVS are some DAMN BOTS

YEAH ITS SOLVED ALRIGHT! LIARS

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Been reporting the same Bots for over 2 weeks now & they are still in Outpost Rush.
What we can all see from this is AGS is useless & doesn’t care.

Been making forum posts for over months about how to limit chat to under 10’s & put in word filters. They are still issues in chat
What we can all see from this is AGS is useless & doesn’t care.

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This bot crap is getting old.

Heres a list of bots Camelot gets to contend with tonight.

DemonLolita
CandyCandy
Nostalgia boy
kdopw
celebrate

Many weeks of these players and more botting OPR on just one server unpunished. Long enough to flood economy for those players and ruin the server.

Fishing bots are below WW waterfall around the clock. You can see them leveling up from fishing bot going. It is slow but who cares, it is automated.

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totalbot

Server: Frislandia
Region: US East

This bot made it to level 52 purely farming the logging skill. Pathetic AGS. Pathetic.

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You dont have to perma ban everyone. A quick inspection of a player account suspected of being a bot can be done by monitoring movement logs. If there is a waypoint pattern the account can be temporarily banned so that more investigation may be done, such as gold transactions and movement, player names (huge red flag imo), etc.

The 3rd party apps will never be beat but a dedicated team to monitoring reports and dealing with reported accounts can have a huge impact for those RMT sites and workers.

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