And by the way, shouldnt he be banned permanently for now because of every people that reported him? Because, all he got was three hours for months of cheating and replying death treaths to anyone whispering: hey reported *.
Last edited by naturetauren; 2012-12-05 at 03:08 PM.
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A ban for 3 hours kinda makes sense. Might bring him back in line with how much time actually farming whatever he was farming might take.
Bots you see in BG's are most likely not compromised accounts.
I also like how people think that everyone is botting in BG's when people are just reading internet or doing something else while the honor keeps on comin'.
These days when you get banned you can just call Blizzard and say that your account got hacked to get it back.
Wow... 3 hours? And I used to bother calling in chat to report bots... Blizzard never surprises to amaze me.
English is not my main language so grammar errors might happen.
As far as punishment goes, I'd agree that flat out "for ever" bans are going to do Blizz no favours now, it's got far too out of hand. Ban in increments. 3 days, 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 weeks etc. Have it clear that the ban time must run alongside active subscription (so if someone decides "ok, I'm banned for 6 weeks, I'll stop paying" then the ban is paused too).
Should solve it. People won't bot but most won't be all "omg, not bothering leveling again".
Detection wise - yeah, much harder. I'd guess that it would require a lot of re-working of code (maybe encryption in memory? dunno QUITE how all this works) which would probably either cause issue on slower machines (maybe) or just headaches in the amount of work involved.
Last edited by mercutiouk; 2012-12-05 at 04:18 PM.
Originally Posted by BoubouilleOriginally Posted by xxAkirhaxx
Last edited by Freia; 2012-12-05 at 03:40 PM.
In another bot thread there's a dude who made a an account for nothing but botting during a good sale. He's been reporting himself regularly for quite some time now and hasn't received even a slap on the wrist. This isn't tinfoil hat territory any more. Blizzard does not care about bots UNLESS they use compromised credit cards (and won't be able to collect the funds).
Back when i played WoW i botted non-stop for around 4 years, no bans. So yeah.
"my friend". Riiiight
I just want to say to all those who claim to identify BOT's on spot, just looking at them even before the battle begins just to the way they "pickup" healthstone...LOL
You are far from the truth my friend. I bet you that 80% of the time you are reporting legit players, that are on the phone, talking to some friend while playing, has no clue about this game (a 11 years old brother playing on the older brother account), etc.
I bet you that blizzard learned to ignore your complains because they know you abuse this report system and report anyone that in "your" yes are botting because they took the healthstone in a way that just a bot do...LOL
And you must have being reported already, or because you were on the phone and faced the wall for 1 minute, or went to answer the door and delayed your engage in battle.
And I just want to clarify that BOTs usually does more DPS, more HPS, more damage and healing, and respond better in battles with interrupts and silences just because they are a computer controlling their char, and their response time are much better than yours. So, in fact, you are reporting bad players or AFK players, not bots.
My Friend's DK is always top Kill and Top DPS in BG's, usually with less deaths than anyone (interrupts on spot) and he is botting 24/7, and if you have alreayd queued with him, you would be considered the bot near his DK, because you for sure was a worse player than him. :P
Strange, a few of my friends got permabanned about a year ago for botting. They didnt have any previous warnings or bans.
I'm told the "3 hour bot ban" is simply an automated thing for people who have been reported /afk too many times in BGs. It doesn't really have anything to do with botting. Whether this is true or not, who knows?
In vanilla/BC at least a bot was a permaban.