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So, when old school released on mobile, I had signed up for it pretty close to launch day. Needless to say, I was pretty excited to get to roll through some good old days. But there is one thing that is like an invasive species on Runescape, and OSRS is bearing the full brunt of it right now. Bots, bots as far as the eye can see, mining bots, fishing bots, combat bots, everywhere I go it's bots, bots and more bots. It kills the economy by inflating the amount of items thrown into it, and it destroys actual players who would otherwise stick around and eventually start paying money into this game.

My proposal is this. Enact a more efficient reporting system and when someone is deemed a "botter" they wind up on a hit list to have their accounts purged.

Here's how I envision this system working: If a player has five reports on their account for botting all from separate players (to prevent one person screwing someone else over) that player has their account added to a list. Once on this list, they player can no longer log into their account to play the game. Instead, they are given a message stating that the account is temp banned for botting, and for good measure, send an email as well. They will then be given a chance to appeal, give it a 14 day window. The appeal will have to be submitted via email, from the address associated with the account and should contain an explaination. i.e. "I was powerleveling my mining and just dropping the ores and wasn't really chatting with anyone, next thing I know, I can't log into my account" If an appeal is not received in that timeframe, the account will be perm-banned. If there is anything that could be tweaked with this idea, I'm open to improvements. I would like to see Jagex get this problem solved once and for all.

19-Apr-2019 01:35:10

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Lol just do Raids and farm other instanced bosses. You'll be able to get far m0ar resources than those bots could ever dream of. I haven't clicked on any phishing links and as a result, I haven't gotten hacked. Git gud nubnubs.

19-Apr-2019 15:14:05

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28-Jun-2019 18:20:02

Solo Bobs
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Notcool97 said:
So I can make 5 alt accounts and report you, getting you temp banned every 2 weeks? What a stupid idea.
Don't spite vote all PvP updates because of how frightened you are of PKers and then cry about how everything needs to be shoved in as integrity

28-Jun-2019 19:34:08

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Support, But i would change idea where the player that gets reported is teleported to safe place and he has enter a random no. from a generator to proof that hes not a bot. If incorrect he gets banned for a day and his account checked by jagex staff.

If the player enters the number correctly the 5 people get warning and if any off them do another incorrect bot report they will be temporarily banned for a day, and after that week for harrasing non cheating players.

29-Jun-2019 09:17:09

Im Hubbubble

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The system has too much room for abuse, and for many bots doesn't address the issue.

I've killed over twenty bots in the dwarven mine by luring scorpions into them. They don't log out, but rather walk yet another 3 miles to go right back to being killed by a scorpion. They're machines, they'll stay logged in all day.

Players, however log in and out all the time. What's more is mischievous players have friends that can dog-pile report someone they don't like.

Maybe if the bot was reported multiple times, and checked other boxes that jagex could confirm with their secret jagex data. But only then, it would have to be a kick that immediately addresses the problem, and not a ban which would only frustrate actual players.

29-Jun-2019 19:11:56

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