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    Blizzard response to botting

    I recently submitted the following ticket:

    A friend of mine has been botting excessively in BGs for a long time, you need to investigate the account with the character (name)-(realm). I would greatly prefer he not be banned permanantely, but this behavior really needs to end.


    GM Response:

    Greetings xxxxx,

    I'm Game Master xxxxxxxxx. I definitely understand your frustration with your friend botting. >_< I also *really* appreciate hte report The issue is that our system currently isn't set up to address bot reports via tickets anymore. Instead, we use the right-click report method to investigate bots.

    In essence, all that players have to do is select them, right-click their portrait, and select "Report Player For" -> "Cheating". Once we get it, we'll do our best to take a look into the issue! It's easy as pie for players, and helps us track these issues more easily and efficiently.

    I know that this doesn't help in this specific case, but don't worry - players *hate* bots in BGs, so we'll get plenty of AFK and bot reports about this.

    Thanks for your time, and have a good one!
    -------------------------------------------------------

    Keep in mind this guy has been BG botting all day, every day, for weeks now. Clearly "report player for -> cheating" is either way too slow or just totally ineffective. And now they ignore direct ticket reports, this guy will probably never get caught. I am starting to wonder, could they be deliberately ignoring cheaters to avoid losing subs by banning people? Is this GM actually helpless to do anything about it?

    Edit: Lets clear a few things up

    The point of this thread is to analyze blizzards new response to botting, not to focus on the fact that it is a friend of mine that happened to get reported.

    Second, I asked him to stop quite a few times first. He knows very well my position on cheating, he hates cheaters too, but he cares only for himself.

    Third, this 'grand betrayal' of mine only harms my friend in a video game, and even then I asked for just a slap on the wrist.
    Last edited by Trisrx; 2013-09-30 at 12:18 AM.

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    Blizzard bans bots in waves, once they figure out how the current generation of bots works and how to disable them.

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    This is new and exciting. Try doing a search on a topic that's been beaten to death for years.

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    You reported your own friend? That's.. really shitty of you.
    Just calm down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henako View Post
    You reported your own friend? That's.. really shitty of you.
    Ive been an admin for years on various games, being my friend never saved anyone, people get what they earn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trisrx View Post
    Ive been an admin for years on various games, being my friend never saved anyone, people get what they earn
    Yeah, shitty friend you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trisrx View Post
    Ive been an admin for years on various games, being my friend never saved anyone, people get what they earn
    I'm sure you have many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRest4Wicked View Post
    Yeah, shitty friend you are.
    are you saying that he should let them cheat ?

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    Do you think if someone is reported for cheating they should be insta-banned? I'm sure there are a lot of account ahead of your friends account that need to be investigated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vipers View Post
    are you saying that he should let them cheat ?
    Deal with things in house when possible, if you need to tattle then you shouldn't classify him as a "friend".
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    blizzard keeps track of all botters, study their access and movements, discover what bots they are using, and find a way to stop them from working.

    than they ban all the botters in a huge wave.

    it's a much more intelligent approach than just banning whoever you discover that's botting, even though it's a slower method. sometimes, you must let bad stuff happen for the greater good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearmode View Post
    I'm sure you have many.
    Plenty, and almost all of them know better than to ruin things for other people to benefit themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henako View Post
    You reported your own friend? That's.. really shitty of you.
    Exactly my thoughts. What a douche to report your own friend for botting.
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    you're no friend of mine op

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trisrx View Post
    I am starting to wonder, could they be deliberately ignoring cheaters to avoid losing subs by banning people?
    Blizzard bans bots, not botters. There's pretty big difference between the two on philosophical level.


    Quote Originally Posted by Trisrx View Post
    Is this GM actually helpless to do anything about it?
    Nope. He helped you by telling what you should do to report the botter.
    Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
    Trolling should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trisrx View Post
    I recently submitted the following ticket:

    A friend of mine has been botting excessively in BGs for a long time, you need to investigate the account with the character (name)-(realm). I would greatly prefer he not be banned permanantely, but this behavior really needs to end.
    No offense but I think you aren't a good buddy if you report your friends. Sure you are jelly because you work hard and he doesn't but come on bro. Lot of my friends bot and we talk about it all the time on skype but I see no reason to get them banned. Why the hell? It doesn't benefit you in any way. Gogo report all the strangers that bot who cares but don't treat friends like that

    Quote Originally Posted by Henako View Post
    You reported your own friend? That's.. really shitty of you.
    Exactly my point.

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    I think the GM is right, a personal message claiming botting really don't hold water. I would guess the report cheating function activates a surviallence program, which would eventually end with a mass ban of all bots that are like it?

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    You're beyond lame and pathetic

    Post constructively, please
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    Maybe his friend wont tell him how to use the program and so the op reported him out of spite lol
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    I think botting is cancer, and I wouldn't report a friend for it. I have a friend who's leveled 3 toons that way, and botted to gear them. (Honestly, I can't really blame him)
    Just calm down.
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