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    Idea for unbotting BGs

    I have been trying to think of a simple and achievable way that Blizzard could create a relatively bot free environment.

    Human:
    1. Human character dies in BG
    2. Goes to Graveyard
    3. Wow displays a 5 alpha captcha on the ground
    4. You type it in
    5. You resume play

    Bot:
    1. Bot character dies in BG
    2. Goes to graveyard
    3. WoW displays a 5 alpha captcha on the ground
    4. It doesn't get typed in
    5. After 30 seconds of not rezzing the bot is kicked from BG.

    Note 1 - the captcha isn't displayed via a popup, but is displayed in game so that it may require you to use the mouse to move your PoV to see the characters.
    Note 2 - Toons booted from BGs using this method are not account penalised, but are not allowed into BGs for 30 minutes (aka deserter debuff).

    Looking for feedback on if it would work (in game terms), as it would be something fairly easy to implement in programming terms.

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    Brewmaster juzalol's Avatar
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    More harm than good.

    I really couldn't be arsed to type captcha every time I die.

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    There are those that just want to watch the world burn. These people suggest captchas in an MMO.

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    Counterable by suffisticated bots like any captcha currently.
    Too much hassle for actual players.

    Terrible idea.

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    Last edited by Mifuyne; 2012-11-12 at 03:30 PM.

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    Oh god no.
    I already have to deal with captcha in too many places, please keep it off my videogame.

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    Scarab Lord StayTuned's Avatar
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    Oh god no. I'd instantly stop playing WoW if that gets introduced

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    Even better idea: you have to call Blizzard's phone support in order to get resurrected! No more bots, but more cash for Blizzard

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    A better solution would be mixing this with another idea I've seen, that being the captcha w/e posted at the beginning of every 5th game or so, rather than when you die. Failure to complete the captcha makes your account unable to gain rewards (honor / xp) for the next 5 bgs. Simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mifuyne View Post
    Counterable by suffisticated bots like any captcha currently.
    In game captcha <> pop up captcha.

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    Not all rezzes are 30 seconds in length, what happens if you dont type it in fast enough.
    If this were to be adopted then why not use the account authenticator instead. This would prevent botting, buying bgs from companies that sell them and encourage the use of authenticators.

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    Dreadlord rektbrah's Avatar
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    make it so you can get geared from arena and watch 70% of PvP bots disappear
    this game sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramman View Post
    Not all rezzes are 30 seconds in length, what happens if you dont type it in fast enough. .
    On a shorter rez, you get rezed as soon as you type it in, but you still get 30 seconds ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarzkopf View Post
    In game captcha <> pop up captcha.
    No difference since theres many ways to read data out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarzkopf View Post
    Human:
    1. Human character dies in BG
    2. Goes to Graveyard
    3. Wow displays a 5 alpha captcha on the ground
    4. You type it in
    5. You resume play
    1. Human character dies in BG
    2. Goes to Graveyard
    3. Wow displays a 5 alpha captcha on the ground
    4. You type it in
    5. You resume play
    6. Human character dies in BG
    7. Goes to Graveyard
    8. Wow displays a 5 alpha captcha on the ground
    9. You type it in
    10. You resume play
    11. Human character dies in BG
    12. Goes to Graveyard
    13. Wow displays a 5 alpha captcha on the ground
    14. You scream "FUCK THIS SHIT!!"
    15. You leave the BG

    I do not believe in a system which basically criminalizes real players. Also it wouldn't be that hard to figure a way around this. If bots can read memory locations and find the coordinates of, let's say a fishing bobber, how long will it take before they figure how to load a texture and parse the details into something usable?

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    Its not that bad an idea, Some changes i would say are only show the captcha if the rezzes are longer than 15 seconds. Another is after 2 successful captcha completions (character dies twice and correctly completes the captcha messege during both deaths) The captcha no longer appears for that player. This way legit players are not constantly worrying about getting kicked and it doesnt become an annoyance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StayTuned View Post
    Oh god no. I'd instantly stop playing WoW if that gets introduced
    I think a lot of people would do the same thing. Also I'm sure the botters would find a way around and it would only be a major annoyance to real players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yobtar View Post
    I think a lot of people would do the same thing. Also I'm sure the botters would find a way around and it would only be a major annoyance to real players.
    30 minutes of writing some code/editing existing ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by rektlol View Post
    make it so you can get geared from arena and watch 70% of PvP bots disappear
    This basically, giving out conquest points in bg's was a mistake.

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    >captcha

    No, terrible idea. Go away.

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    Make it so you have to type a 12 letter phrase in under 4 seconds, or you get banned from the game for 24 hours. if you want to continue playing, phone up the terrible customer service, be put on hold for an hour, then have them hang up on you.

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