http://www.guildwars2guru.com/news/8...ticator-users/Originally Posted by MikeLewis
Well ArenaNet doesn't have the best of communication. I think they need to really improve that.
Interesting thread on the official forums about tier 6 material prices spiking up very quickly. It's apparently because of all of the mass banning of bots and gold sellers done recently. I had a feeling this complaint would happen when the bots are gone. Now players can make good money from farming again.
I managed to get myself temporarily suspended on the Guild Wars 2 forum. I wasn't mean or anything, I just got warnings that I didn't contribute too much to the threads I wrote in.
I think I posted too many memes :>
Also I heard that they will take away that reserved-names thing soon, perhaps I can get the name I want on another character.
Last edited by Eiserne Drossel; 2012-11-08 at 11:34 AM.
With A.Net, I'd be it has a lot more to do with they nerfing drop rates or some other form of manipulation going on, and a lot less to do with bots.Interesting thread on the official forums about tier 6 material prices spiking up very quickly. It's apparently because of all of the mass banning of bots and gold sellers done recently. I had a feeling this complaint would happen when the bots are gone. Now players can make good money from farming again.
Yes, because I'm not jaded at all after years of MMO companies feeding the playerbase a bunch of bull at every turn.Or god forbid it could be what they said eh Bovinity?
I logged in to Queensdale and there are still bots running the farm events.
Probably did ban a bunch of bots. But they're like weeds.
Problem is that they ban a bunch of bots, then new ones sprout just like you said.
Almost seems like the war on drugs, you can never win.
I dunno about a mistake so much as just a move to reduce drop rates and/or eliminate supply from the TP (The latter, at least, has indeed happened) and not really about bots specifically at all. Having a large supply of the top end mats (Tier 6 blues, Ectos, etc) really doesn't serve A.Nets interest at all, regardless of whether or not they're acquired by a bot or just a player that farms a lot.I do agree with divinity that it could possibly be a fck up by anet, earlier this week they did screw up dye droprate for instance
Not sure how it's a conspiracy theory. It's what happened. Thousands and thousands of blue crafting mats and ectos and such all disappeared off the Trading Post.
Were they removed because they were gathered by bots? Sure, I don't doubt that. No tin foil hat here.
Did their removal have much more to do with, "Hey, we don't like these being this cheap, and here's where a lot of the supply is from." and less with "Hey, lets ban some bots!" ...yeah, I'd place my bets on the former.
A high supply of Tier 6 mats, Ectos, and other mats used for legendaries does not serve Arena Net's interests at all. It doesn't matter where they're from, I can (almost) guarantee you that they'll "guide" those markets in other ways over time.
Last edited by Bovinity Divinity; 2012-11-08 at 06:05 PM.
And that's what I'm calling the conspiracy theory. Sure, low-cost items on the TP might seem good to the consumer, but in the long run it's harmful to the economy; that is, when it's artificially inflated, as is the case when bots are the source. If you ban bots, but let their farmed items remain in the market, you haven't solved anything. Botters will still bot, with the only consequence being they need to buy/steal another account. You really think ANet looked at the TP, saw the supply, and banned from that? Some people...
Yep. Given that bots are still running rampant in all the places that I've been seeing bots since release (and some of the same names!) I think this has much more to do with purging some of the supply to keep prices high than with keeping the game "bot-free" for players.You really think ANet looked at the TP, saw the supply, and banned from that? Some people...
It's not like it's an insane thing to think. They already have systems in place that attempt to guide the market on these materials, and I'd wager that they'll continue to tweak drop rates and such in the future as well. It's not a conspiracy theory, it's a B2P game with a cash shop protecting their interests.
1) As has been said before, banning bots doesn't prevent new bots from being used.
2) Any action against an account must be due to there being a violation of a rule, or they'll hurt themselves in the long run - so even if your theory of them banning based on their TB activity is accurate, that'd only be an accidental accuracy for you -- they would still investigate the accounts before taking action. Otherwise, I'd just report people for undercutting my TP items...
3) Anti-farm mechanics are intended to combat botting, though do occasionally have adverse effects on legitimate players. But, as with GW1, these mechanics will be refined over time. And having a cash shop has absolutely nothing to do with banning people for posting low priced trades - in fact, it would be contrary to it, as if the account is legitimate they would be losing a customer. See item 2