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#1 Feb 27 2011 at 12:25 AM Rating: Default
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I have hunted all around Saronia and i have found several confirmed botters using that all are using kill bot and teleport bots. 2 in copperbell mines 5,6-> Flower Wind and Sweet Kimi. also in the Merchant wards Sarasta Rainyday craft bots all day. i have found and reported several more i just wanted to start making a list of the botters that have been seen using teleport bots and such. SE refuses to do anything about them, so as a community maybe we can shun them and they will leave the game due to no one wanting to play with them.

Edited, Feb 27th 2011 1:34am by PrinceTricky

Edited, Feb 27th 2011 1:56am by PrinceTricky
#2 Feb 27 2011 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm stupid.

Edited, Feb 27th 2011 2:37am by UncleRuckusForLife
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#3 Feb 27 2011 at 12:59 AM Rating: Decent
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yes there is -> menu - support desk - report: (the bottom option) call GM and give the character Name, Map, Position, and how you know its a botter. like for Flower wind the report would be "Character Name- Flower Wind, Server- Saronia Map- Copperbell Mines Position- 5,6 i used aggro to pull mobs to her and ran off the monsters killed her and she teleported back to the exact spot she died in rather than walking back, + no reply to many tells shouts and says."

I normally choose "Other" as my category with the message title as "Character name on Server" so example "Sarasta Rainyday on Saronia"

by reporting them to the GM's they are on the hit list for careful watch over time, and by putting their name in a confirmed botting forum, they will show up here everytime someone googles them fro now on. its a community effort not just a one man/women thing



Edited, Feb 27th 2011 3:00am by PrinceTricky
#4 Feb 27 2011 at 1:32 AM Rating: Decent
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um yes there is... >.> menu - support desk - report: (the bottom option) call GM and give the character Name, Map, Position, and how you know its a botter. like for Flower wind the report would be "Character Name- Flower Wind, Server- Saronia Map- Copperbell Mines Position- 5,6 i used aggro to pull mobs to her and ran off the monsters killed her and she teleported back to the exact spot she died in rather than walking back, + no reply to many tells shouts and says."

by reporting them to the GM's they are on the hit list for careful watch over time, and by putting their name in a confirmed botting forum, they will show up here everytime someone googles them fro now on. its a community effort not just a one man/women thing

Edited, Feb 27th 2011 2:01am by PrinceTricky


Ok cool I learned something new today, is this a new feature because I dont think its always been in game.
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#5 Feb 27 2011 at 1:42 AM Rating: Default
Is this a joke?

Your own spouse outted you to several people on the Saronia server as a confirmed craft bot, etc. What's your purpose for posting this?
#6 Feb 27 2011 at 1:47 AM Rating: Decent
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She was being sarcastic you goon >.> ya'll assumed i was. nothing more lol. I spend most my time in game hunting for botters atm, its about the only thing decent to do atm. and no its not new
#7 Feb 27 2011 at 1:50 AM Rating: Good
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Incoming drama.
#8 Feb 27 2011 at 1:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I've noticed 1 grind bot i can not remember his name, he resides south of Broken Water, past the node and all the way down to the bottom right of the map down there, he hunts Sphene doblyns. and i noticed Flower Wind and Sweet Kimi as well. Sarasta Rainyday i just went and found your correct he was afk crafting Blacksmith in the Merchant Ward. enter and hes to the right up the stairs.
#9 Feb 27 2011 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Nah no drama this thread has a purpose so thats all i'm saying on the matter lol. I'm trying to fix the game by taking the bot problem into the players hands a tiny bit, since SE dont fricken care >.> i hope when the game is to the point where we have to pay then SE will actually kick botters
#10 Feb 27 2011 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
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:p nah most players dont know about the GM call feature SE didnt make it as easy to find as they could of
#11 Feb 27 2011 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
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PrinceTricky wrote:
as a community maybe we can shun them and they will leave the game due to no one wanting to play with them.


While I commend you for your noble intentions, the likelihood of them being a regular player just looking for an unfair edge are very low. What they most likely are, is a collector for gil sellers. So they won't leave over shunning, Only a ban hammer can cure the server of their most unholy of afflictions on the server.

That said, if you have proof its a regular average joe user, by all means go nuts brave soldier!
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#12 Feb 27 2011 at 5:57 AM Rating: Good
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Nah no drama this thread has a purpose so thats all i'm saying on the matter lol. I'm trying to fix the game by taking the bot problem into the players hands a tiny bit, since SE dont fricken care >.> i hope when the game is to the point where we have to pay then SE will actually kick botters


I'm guessing you never played FFXI, Squares previous MMO.

In FFXI at the start the game was full of newbs that never played MMO's before, they were shocked when they found people that botted or bought gil via RMT, these things were kept very secret because being outed made you an outcast in the community. There were witch hunts on forums etc over it, fast forward a few years and due to Squares total incompetence and players seeing others get away with it and winning hard because of it they said "you know what? me too" ***** being legit.

Botting was winning over others, making them be the loser.. standing and watching you fight the mob they wanted and taking pleasure in that, it was being able to play your job better than legits and thought of as a good player cause the bot did stuff for you, it was being 100% dependable in endgame events cause the apps again did some of the work for you (ie, stunning horrible TP moves on HNM) and ultimately for endgame, being a cheater made you an important person in the shell, someone who got gear first due to being valued. Sad huh? This is what happens when the devs can't control cheating, and the same guys are running this.

So all these things slowly became accepted, there is no serious outcry over botters anymore. Nobody truely cares and many even openly admit it with stupid justifications for doing so(ie. I bot so i can spend time with my gf! or other stupid crap). What does FFXI cheating have to do with FFXIV? Aside from the same people running the game, a lot of the players stil here are from there and have the same ingrained mind set about cheating. I don't think you actually know how widespread botting really is, you may think you can spot bots but you know what? The good programs you wont spot cause they are made to not be so obvious. Even the JPs are widespread botters and make them.

Going on a crusade out of boredom is one thing, whatever makes you happy but going on a crusade and expecting anything to come from it is another. Botting and cheating is too ingrained in MMO players for their to be an outcry over it, especially Square MMO players.
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I have noticed the teleporting the last week or so and all the kill bots using it to get straight back to any camp they were using if they died. You can tell the difference between this and lag as long as you are on a fairly decent system. If you happen to be looking in the right direction they will literally walk into thin air when they teleport and at the destination they will appear from thin air (this can be really hard to see in a dungeon)

Your best chance of spotting this is where they are bound, most times it won't be the local aetheryte, but some obscure one in the middle of nowhere. If a faceroll name turns up (especially if the wrong rank for the area) just watch them for a little bit and then see them do the walk into thin air (usually once weakness has worn and fully healed)
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#14 Feb 27 2011 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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Pretty good summary, preludes. There's mass botting (particularly craft botting) on every server, and considering the size and goals of a LS, pretty much every serious LS. I've yet to be in a sizable LS where a bunch did not bot - and I've yet to find one crafter with many DoH highly ranked who did not bot it. Recently, it seems every few days someone I suspected (based on their absurd craft levels alone) either comes out themselves or is confirmed by someone else.

Anyway, this is what happens when you let almost a decade go by without banning botters. No one is afraid of what may happen, and tolerance for botting will only continue to extend unless SE changes this fact.
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#15 Feb 27 2011 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
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Recently, it seems every few days someone I suspected (based on their absurd craft levels alone) either comes out themselves or is confirmed by someone else.

"confirmed by someone else"
#16 Feb 27 2011 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Nah no drama this thread has a purpose so thats all i'm saying on the matter lol. I'm trying to fix the game by taking the bot problem into the players hands a tiny bit, since SE dont fricken care >.> i hope when the game is to the point where we have to pay then SE will actually kick botters


I'm guessing you never played FFXI, Squares previous MMO.

In FFXI at the start the game was full of newbs that never played MMO's before, they were shocked when they found people that botted or bought gil via RMT, these things were kept very secret because being outed made you an outcast in the community. There were witch hunts on forums etc over it, fast forward a few years and due to Squares total incompetence and players seeing others get away with it and winning hard because of it they said "you know what? me too" ***** being legit.

Botting was winning over others, making them be the loser.. standing and watching you fight the mob they wanted and taking pleasure in that, it was being able to play your job better than legits and thought of as a good player cause the bot did stuff for you, it was being 100% dependable in endgame events cause the apps again did some of the work for you (ie, stunning horrible TP moves on HNM) and ultimately for endgame, being a cheater made you an important person in the shell, someone who got gear first due to being valued. Sad huh? This is what happens when the devs can't control cheating, and the same guys are running this.

So all these things slowly became accepted, there is no serious outcry over botters anymore. Nobody truely cares and many even openly admit it with stupid justifications for doing so(ie. I bot so i can spend time with my gf! or other stupid crap). What does FFXI cheating have to do with FFXIV? Aside from the same people running the game, a lot of the players stil here are from there and have the same ingrained mind set about cheating. I don't think you actually know how widespread botting really is, you may think you can spot bots but you know what? The good programs you wont spot cause they are made to not be so obvious. Even the JPs are widespread botters and make them.

Going on a crusade out of boredom is one thing, whatever makes you happy but going on a crusade and expecting anything to come from it is another. Botting and cheating is too ingrained in MMO players for their to be an outcry over it, especially Square MMO players.



nice summery but wrong... i played XI for 7 years and NEVER was being a hacker or a bot acceptable in ANY ls of mine, that was the stuff Armada and EX used to make themselves badass .. doesnt mean it was acceptable lol. Being a botter was never anything i've seen as acceptable in any MMO so i'm not sure where you got that from. We reported bots left and right on Hades and Cerberus and sure enough they disappeared a few weeks sometimes 1 or 2 months after the report
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Recently, it seems every few days someone I suspected (based on their absurd craft levels alone) either comes out themselves or is confirmed by someone else.

"confirmed by someone else"

What do you mean to say? There are people, like the OP, who at times actively try to find botters.. But there are also plenty who just happen upon it. Just a day or two ago, my friend was botting her Smithing ranks (was a friend before I knew she botted, what're you gonna do). She was hiding at the lowest floor of the Arcanist's guild - she eventually logged, and when she logged back in, she saw someone crafting down there we all knew. Someone with six crafts at r47-50, unresponsive, and crafting at exact intervals.
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#18 Feb 27 2011 at 12:11 PM Rating: Good
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Pretty sure you're a "confirmed" botter. http://hardreeflinkshell.ffxivwebsites.com/forum/m/682985/viewthread/414782-prince-tricky/page/1

You mad because you got found out and now you on some crusade to take others down with you?
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Pretty sure you're a "confirmed" botter. http://hardreeflinkshell.ffxivwebsites.com/forum/m/682985/viewthread/414782-prince-tricky/page/1

You mad because you got found out and now you on some crusade to take others down with you?


I find it funny how so many people do something wrong so post lies like the OP here did.(assuming its a lie, im not on your server nor do i know these people) in order to get revenge.

I had someone do this with me near launch, I left their shell, and they got mad and decided to go around spreading lies about how I was a thief, and how the other guy who left was a thief, because "he rules the server, hes important and everyone has to listen to him". Needless to say he destroyed his own shell in the process of doing this.

But with all these botters now im surprised more havent come forth on this kind of defense, and as someone who crafts for 80+ hours a week myself I just can not believe that they are too busy and spammed to not see messages. I myself keep an extra chat window open with just chat channels in it so I do not miss anything sent my way. Yes I watch movies on the side, but I am never so indulged in anything as to not notice a simple line of text that scrolls by with my name in it if someone needs me.

These botters all need to be called out for what they are, we recently removed someone from our shell too who used the "my 6 year old crafts for me" excuse(he was crafting for 24 hours a day, always non responsive). So i hope more people take the intiiative to do something about it.
And out botter that I had the issue with hasnt been seen in a week, hopefuly he was caught by the GMs.
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#20 Feb 27 2011 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
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What do you mean to say?

"That guy has a bunch of high-level crafting and foraging jobs. I bet he bots."

"Yeah, he totally does."

"I KNEW it!"
#21 Feb 27 2011 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
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What do you mean to say?

"That guy has a bunch of high-level crafting and foraging jobs. I bet he bots."

"Yeah, he totally does."

"I KNEW it!"

After what I've said, that's really what you think I go by? Did you not read my last post? When you consider hiding while crafting, being unresponsive during, and crafting at exact intervals, then yes, in my book you go from suspected to assumed.
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#22 Feb 27 2011 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Not mad in the least lol, and the fact that a 3 min text log had no reply is far from proof lol. just after the screenshot pic on that site i had replied asking "what? turn your filters off and you'd see what i'm crafting, why does it matter >.>" or something to that effect not exact words. And even if i did in the past (i didnt) at least that fact i dont now (nor did) and try to out the current botters should mean something but you wont see me walking the world very often with Rift and GW2 coming soon, that and i moved my character to Selbina for a higher population but have a mule on a few other worlds. I'm trying to help this community way to show your gratitude... But can we keep this thread with its purpose to expose bots not for idle chit chat please. I'm making an effort to expose the normal player bots to the community rather then just throw random info with no real back up on the site >.>. please post name, map, position, and how you confirmed them as a bot on here thank you.

such bots like the position hack bot is the ones that are easist to spot, PK them by using a aggro mob nearby and if they reappear after weakened in the same spot without running there then boom headshot "confirmed"

the lack of replys isnt proof.. we have filters and many players are not into chatting, thats why i use /say /tell /shout /em "<hello!>" to try and communicate before i put them into possible bot catagory. perfect interveals is another good way to make them a possible botter, however many players spam standard as fast as they can when making mat items or mass producing items that are easy enough to make without special actions. there is only a few ways to confirm them .. the teleport bot is the only i know for sure.


Edited, Feb 27th 2011 6:07pm by PrinceTricky
#23 Feb 27 2011 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Bah F it if no1 cares then i'll not bother to attempt to help a community that doesnt want it lol. Is there a way to erase your account from ZAM? i'm just head back to EVE

Edited, Feb 27th 2011 6:18pm by PrinceTricky
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I've been reporting botters almost every single day now. Always the same people. Able to scale impossible cliffs without worry, claim monsters from any distance, and run in the same routine/path set out over and over. It really is blatently obvious. But 5 hours later, the same botters are still there, no one came to have a look and saw them run up a bunch of cliffs they could not have run up any other way. They're still there. No one did anything.

Even used the STF website to report them several times a day now, since the GM call gives you a bloody automated message saying you have to report them somewhere else. It's been two days now and i still see Boths Huame and Make Srtde in the same caves botting the fireflies.

GM's dont give a crap, STF doesnt give a crap, and i get tired of trying to outclaim them after a while. Way to ruin the game even before it's launched.
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#25 Feb 27 2011 at 5:33 PM Rating: Good
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I've been reporting botters almost every single day now. Always the same people. Able to scale impossible cliffs without worry, claim monsters from any distance, and run in the same routine/path set out over and over. It really is blatently obvious. But 5 hours later, the same botters are still there, no one came to have a look and saw them run up a bunch of cliffs they could not have run up any other way. They're still there. No one did anything.

Even used the STF website to report them several times a day now, since the GM call gives you a bloody automated message saying you have to report them somewhere else. It's been two days now and i still see Boths Huame and Make Srtde in the same caves botting the fireflies.

GM's dont give a crap, STF doesnt give a crap, and i get tired of trying to outclaim them after a while. Way to ruin the game even before it's launched.



dont worry Kojiro i have confidence that after SE fixes the game they will crack down on the bots and hacks just like they did in XI :) Selbina has alot of botters atm but we'll beat them. i just recently joined your sever :)
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Bah F it if no1 cares then i'll not bother to attempt to help a community that doesnt want it lol. Is there a way to erase your account from ZAM? i'm just head back to EVE

Edited, Feb 27th 2011 6:18pm by PrinceTricky


Bye.

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#27 Feb 27 2011 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't report them anymore. I feel that the customer service is non-existent. I provided the name, server, map, nearby camp, grid location, AND I waited next to the botter so that the GM could just use me as a teleport beacon and all I got was a copypasta reply saying I should report via the support website.

I thought I was doing them a favor by reporting, however, if they are going to make me jump through dozens of hoops and quite frankly ignore the concern then I will not bother. It's no wonder RMT was rampant in FFXI, they have NO customer support whatsoever.
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Idk what server ya'll played on but on my servers the RMT problem was countered efficiently whenever we reported them. I think SE will start banning people once the game is in working condition and player base is growing.



Edited, Feb 27th 2011 9:31pm by JammingSignal
#29 Feb 27 2011 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
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After what I've said, that's really what you think I go by? Did you not read my last post? When you consider hiding while crafting, being unresponsive during, and crafting at exact intervals, then yes, in my book you go from suspected to assumed.

You've said very little, and when I originally quoted you you had said even less. But, more importantly, what YOU go by wasn't my point, was it?

There are plenty of bots out there; this is not a point that anyone is arguing. But the whole "Someone told me X is a botter" thing leads to an unhealthy and unhelpful witch-hunt mentality that often results from "evidence" as thin as ignoring an annoying player while fishing.

If YOU see someone you think is a botter, report it, and complain about it here if you really feel the need to go down that road yet again. If someone else TELLS you someone is a botter, then I suppose you can choose how you want to react to that player if the opportunity comes up. But, complaining on a forum that other people are telling you about botters is, in my opinion, a bit much, and doesn't add anything new to the discussion. This place feels enough like junior high as it is.
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There are plenty of bots out there; this is not a point that anyone is arguing. But the whole "Someone told me X is a botter" thing leads to an unhealthy and unhelpful witch-hunt mentality that often results from "evidence" as thin as ignoring an annoying player while fishing.

Did I say "Someone told me X is a botter," or did I list off a complete set of criteria from which (if they meet them all), I'm willing to go ahead and now assume the worst?

Caesura wrote:
If YOU see someone you think is a botter, report it, and complain about it here if you really feel the need to go down that road yet again. If someone else TELLS you someone is a botter, then I suppose you can choose how you want to react to that player if the opportunity comes up. But, complaining on a forum that other people are telling you about botters is, in my opinion, a bit much, and doesn't add anything new to the discussion. This place feels enough like junior high as it is.

I feel I was more stating my perception of the craft/botting world than complaining, but take it however you wish.
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#31 Feb 27 2011 at 10:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I think this thread has stated like 5 times now that we should only post a botters name on here if there is proof such watching them teleport into a grind camp that you can not teleport into after they dies and such. or running up a straight wall like they do south of broken water.
#32 Feb 28 2011 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Not mad in the least lol, and the fact that a 3 min text log had no reply is far from proof lol. just after the screenshot pic on that site i had replied asking "what? turn your filters off and you'd see what i'm crafting, why does it matter >.>" or something to that effect not exact words. And even if i did in the past (i didnt) at least that fact i dont now (nor did) and try to out the current botters should mean something but you wont see me walking the world very often with Rift and GW2 coming soon, that and i moved my character to Selbina for a higher population but have a mule on a few other worlds. I'm trying to help this community way to show your gratitude... But can we keep this thread with its purpose to expose bots not for idle chit chat please. I'm making an effort to expose the normal player bots to the community rather then just throw random info with no real back up on the site >.>. please post name, map, position, and how you confirmed them as a bot on here thank you.

such bots like the position hack bot is the ones that are easist to spot, PK them by using a aggro mob nearby and if they reappear after weakened in the same spot without running there then boom headshot "confirmed"

the lack of replys isnt proof.. we have filters and many players are not into chatting, thats why i use /say /tell /shout /em "<hello!>" to try and communicate before i put them into possible bot catagory. perfect interveals is another good way to make them a possible botter, however many players spam standard as fast as they can when making mat items or mass producing items that are easy enough to make without special actions. there is only a few ways to confirm them .. the teleport bot is the only i know for sure.


Edited, Feb 27th 2011 6:07pm by PrinceTricky


What was discussed in the thread and pics in the link from my earlier post was hardly an isolated incident. I don't need to sit here and sling mud back and forth with you. You were removed from a linkshell for "botting" among other things and I think that says enough.





Edited, Feb 28th 2011 2:32am by RoflStomper
#33 Feb 28 2011 at 3:02 AM Rating: Default
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I Played a Lot of mmos over the last 12 Years. And this witchhunt for botters grows and grows. I think it is ridicoulos to Hunt them cause they will Be there. Play your Game As u like and Thais it. You can mourn about it. There will Be banwaves from Time to Time but they will Be there again that Sems to Be the Nature of todays mmos. And i think its Inside the structure of mmos, in a Way they ASK u to bot, People cant stay the urge to use it it is too promising to them and so they take the Risk. Getting angry about them just Ruins your Day and chnanges nothing.

Edited, Feb 28th 2011 4:15am by werther1234
#34 Feb 28 2011 at 6:37 AM Rating: Default
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Cheating on an MMORPG is just ******* pathetic.

Seriously, does being a rank 50 gladiator douchebag who NEVER experienced what it's like to actually ACCOMPLISH that rank make you happy?

This should be addressed after Square-Enix gets done with... PvP.
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If progress in the game means to do things that get so ******* repetitive I can see the urge arise for letting something else do it for you. ****, crafting for me atm is just pressing standard synth all the time without even watching the screen and maybe throw in a maker's muse in a hard synth. But botting is ofcourse unfair to those who do not bot so either everyone should bot or noone should :p Maybe if the game gets more popular after the PS3 release they might develop a policy towards botting but at this moment I dont see it happening..
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#36 Feb 28 2011 at 10:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Good news. Finally got a GM to look at the botters i kept running into. Got dealt with shortly after. Apparently GM's are not allowed to do anything about bots and cheaters currently :x

Everything has to be reported in with the STF, who take about a week long cue before they have the time to look at things.

But all the good news also has bad news. 10 minutes later another botter took over the camp while i was still in it ~.~
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#37 Feb 28 2011 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Everybody get ready, time to whip out your anecdotal evidence against one another!
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I'm botting my *** off. I thought that was obvious.
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#39 Feb 28 2011 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
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The botters in this game are no different with people that have no work and can play the game 20 hours a day.
So that's why GM can't do much anything about botter that got report from player.
They need investigation the reported player behavior to make sure that their value customers really do using bot and not just hit spam enter while they watching TV, Anime, etc. ( as far as I know, some bot have tell alert so they have better chance to reply to /teller more than people that just spam enter and didnt watch screen haha )

I hope the new crafting system will have something more fun than hitting normal sync for 6 hours a day. I bet if they have more "Fun+Rewarding" system, the botter will decrease.

#40 Feb 28 2011 at 2:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Well lots of people wouldnt even bother crafting or craft botting if the repair of gear was not needed.. i probably wouldnt't craft if i didnt have to repair my crap... most people in XI didnt craft cause it was mainly for making money unlike in this game, money is so abundant crafting isnt needed to make good gil.

repairing gear blows....
#41 Feb 28 2011 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
The bottom line here, as I see it, is this.

Prince Tricky is a person who is either mentally ill or disturbed in such a manner that what he is saying is typically a deception of some kind. Aside from the accusations of cheating that were made against him and confirmed over voice chat with his alleged spouse, he was also caught using an alternate character to re-enter the Hard Reef linkshell. Throughout multiple personal conversations with this player it was found that he is a compulsive liar, as he never could keep his stories straight.

I will agree though, the notion of removing bots from the FFXIV community is great. However, aside from notifying the Square Enix Special Task Force when you have a suspicion there is not much else you can do. If people want to stand around with their pitchforks and torches and stone people to death, then so be it. To me, that is a waste of time as I came here to play a videogame, I'd rather let Square Enix deal with it. It is good to report suspicious activity though, it only takes a few minutes and eventually these players will be dealt with by the true authorities of this game world.

Here is the website where you can report suspcious players:
Square Enix Support

Scroll down to the section "Report to Special Task Force" and select a report type, then click Next. Fill out the report as accurately as possible and submit it. Make sure to note the characters full name, location and time of the event as this will help.

*EDIT* Just throwing in a little snidget I found this evening in a recent interview with Yoshi-P, as you can see this is also a priority for Square Enix and is not truly on the back burner.
Quote:

FinalFantasy14.eu :

Have you taken any measure against RMT and botting? It’s easily noticable that they are quite a lot already.

Naoki Yoshida :

We had to stop the STF activity because we have a new team, and started working two weeks ago. And when Sundi is back in the office after this business trip, the team will report to him like what has been done among the STF team. The GMs are also helping the STF team looking into the bot issues, so this area you will see improvements. Before RMT botting, there are also hacking problem. As you may already noticed in the last patch, we have made changes to the billing side, and if we see a difference in the login patterns, then we will block that account so it looks like it's kind of working and of course we will keep an eye on it, but hopefully the compromised accounts will decrease.



Sincerely,
Teknologik Supaboi
aka
Arinwood Venga

P.S. I would like to formally request that this thread be locked due to the negative nature of the topic. Aren't we all here just to have a little fun?

Edited, Feb 28th 2011 5:22pm by teknologik

Edited, Mar 1st 2011 1:46am by teknologik
#42 Mar 01 2011 at 4:51 AM Rating: Good
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teknologik wrote:

P.S. I would like to formally request that this thread be locked due to the negative nature of the topic. Aren't we all here just to have a little fun?


I know I sure am!

Thanks Tricky, for the lolz!


The TL;DR version of this thread:

Poetic Justice uses Punishing Barbs.
Prince Tricky is defeated!
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#43 Mar 01 2011 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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teknologik wrote:
The bottom line here, as I see it, is this.

Prince Tricky is a person who is either mentally ill or disturbed in such a manner that what he is saying is typically a deception of some kind. Aside from the accusations of cheating that were made against him and confirmed over voice chat with his alleged spouse, he was also caught using an alternate character to re-enter the Hard Reef linkshell. Throughout multiple personal conversations with this player it was found that he is a compulsive liar, as he never could keep his stories straight.



The disorder you are referring to is that of compulsive liar's, a quite common personality disorder amoung people that play games too much and seek to find an alternative world/life to be in, they often craft a story and stick to it though, his shakyness is strange normally those type of people stick to their lies so closly they start to believe in them themselves. Kinda a sad fate when ya think about it.... I personal am glad to see him leave the game, weather he's trying to help or not. you only get 1 chance mess up and the community shouldn't forgive ya.
#44 Mar 01 2011 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
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"P.S. I would like to formally request that this thread be locked due to the negative nature of the topic. Aren't we all here just to have a little fun?"


i would rather see it deleted, other then the 3 names posted as botters its been just a player bash, kinda a usless thread
#45 Mar 01 2011 at 11:00 AM Rating: Default
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A. and B. of that .. A. you never talked to her in voice chat lol that was me you were typing to lol super fail on that one you only ever talked to me on vent >.> ... and B. ya i lied left and right to HR it was just too **** easy lol. with that quote statement from SE stating they arent basically ignoring the gamers atm gladly will i play elsewhere, so F### ya'll and this community peace. mmo's are a pain in the *** to play on a college internet connection anyways, they really should up their net speed 15mbps isnt enough to play mmos on with several other dorms playing too.

Edited, Mar 1st 2011 12:03pm by PrinceTricky
#46 Mar 01 2011 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
PrinceTricky wrote:
A. and B. of that .. A. you never talked to her in voice chat lol that was me you were typing to lol super fail on that one you only ever talked to me on vent >.> ... and B. ya i lied left and right to HR it was just too **** easy lol. with that quote statement from SE stating they arent basically ignoring the gamers atm gladly will i play elsewhere, so F### ya'll and this community peace. mmo's are a pain in the *** to play on a college internet connection anyways, they really should up their net speed 15mbps isnt enough to play mmos on with several other dorms playing too.

Edited, Mar 1st 2011 12:03pm by PrinceTricky


Quite the change in attitude there Prince, or should I call you Dante. I'm sure the FFXIV community will be better off if you leave. Why don't you try playing solitaire, just don't abuse the "hint" option. Goodbye, and good riddance.
#47 Mar 01 2011 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Again this Thread really should be locked and or deleted, ya'll just slinging mud back n forth.
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