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#1 Jul 17 2009 at 6:34 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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One thing I would like to see in FFXIV is for them to make it way more difficult or impossible to bot.

Admittedly I used to fish bot in FFXI. It was a way to avoid the massive grinding. I didn't like doing it, but felt it became a necessity because of the massive inflation in the game. I would like it if SE could just make it impossible to bot. If no one could do it, inflation wouldn't be so bad.

One idea would be to use the "Captcha" technology. If you don't know what that is then google it. For example, everytime you defeat an enemy that can drop something rare, then a "captcha" appears and you have to fill it in before you get the drop. Or for fishing and crafting, when you fish something up or produce something you have to fill in a "captcha".

I know that might get annoying, but it is a way to reduce RMT and reduce inflation. It wouldn't eliminate it, because you could still have human factories that could fill in "captchas" and make gil to sell. But at least instead of having 1 human that oversee 10 bot controlled characters, they would have to have 1 human control 1 character.

I also thought about just making it so that you can't trade any items or gil with other players. That would eliminate RMT, but it would severly impact team play. You wouldn't be able to share items with your friends, or let a friend borrow some gil.

Anyone else have ideas for preventing RMT or botting for FFXIV?
#2 Jul 17 2009 at 6:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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How about if jackasses like you stopped convincing yourselves that "everyone else buys gil so I have too also," or "I don't want to bot but I have to because I'm tired of the grind."

Too bad you weren't on Shiva or I would have MPKed your ***.
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#3 Jul 17 2009 at 6:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Cyiode wrote:
One thing I would like to see in FFXIV is for them to make it way more difficult or impossible to bot.

Admittedly I used to fish bot in FFXI. It was a way to avoid the massive grinding. I didn't like doing it, but felt it became a necessity because of the massive inflation in the game. I would like it if SE could just make it impossible to bot. If no one could do it, inflation wouldn't be so bad.

One idea would be to use the "Captcha" technology. If you don't know what that is then google it. For example, everytime you defeat an enemy that can drop something rare, then a "captcha" appears and you have to fill it in before you get the drop. Or for fishing and crafting, when you fish something up or produce something you have to fill in a "captcha".

I know that might get annoying, but it is a way to reduce RMT and reduce inflation. It wouldn't eliminate it, because you could still have human factories that could fill in "captchas" and make gil to sell. But at least instead of having 1 human that oversee 10 bot controlled characters, they would have to have 1 human control 1 character.

I also thought about just making it so that you can't trade any items or gil with other players. That would eliminate RMT, but it would severly impact team play. You wouldn't be able to share items with your friends, or let a friend borrow some gil.

Anyone else have ideas for preventing RMT or botting for FFXIV?

I was capable of playing FFXI just fine without using a bot. Either you were too stupid to figure out another way to make gil or you were too lazy.
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#4 Jul 17 2009 at 7:11 PM Rating: Good
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When you think of an idea of an idea... try thinking it through. Your solution is far, far worse than the problem of botting. It is like cutting off your foot to remove a splinter.

Edited, Jul 17th 2009 10:12pm by Allegory
#5 Jul 17 2009 at 7:21 PM Rating: Good
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Cyiode wrote:
One thing I would like to see in FFXIV is for them to make it way more difficult or impossible to bot.

Admittedly I used to fish bot in FFXI. It was a way to avoid the massive grinding.



hahaha cyiode


you're so sad :>
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#6 Jul 17 2009 at 7:38 PM Rating: Good
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It's like a drug user asking the government to ban all the drugs, sad thing is said user will eventually find a way to do it anyway.
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