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Hallowed90
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Hallowed90

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I have recently returned to runescape after about an 8-10 year gap.

Im sad to see that both mining and woodcutting are still dominated by bots and am really surprised that this has not yet been fixed by jagex.

I have an idea that could end this long spate of botting for good.

Do a vote and im sure all genuine players would vote for it.....

Every 30mins of play time a player should be greated with a random "I am not a robot question" Wether its copy the jumble of letters or click all the pictures containing lamposts.

If these were random every 30 mins then if logged out due to incorrect or no answer you had to answer one on the next log in then this should surely defeat the bots and require human interaction atleast every 30 mins which would atleast make it harder for them.

Thanks for listening i hope Jagex considers it.

10-May-2019 08:37:01

2_Tron

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Stopping bots? Report them on a daily bases "ingame" (in RuneScape) and persistently keep that doing and Jagex will receive all the details they need to start a thorough investigation at the end banning them out of RuneScape.
Ingame reports only only will do, posts on The RSOF won't help a thing.

10-May-2019 08:48:11

Hallowed90
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Hallowed90

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I've been stood mining in varrock mine for 40 minutes with a group of 6 bots. I've reported them all. By the time it gets to the point where anything is maybe even done it won't help me at all. The way i suggested will stop them for good not just ban them one a day. Its an automated system that will save the game masters alot of time and effort.

10-May-2019 08:52:26

Hallowed90
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Hallowed90

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Ultimately this has made me question wether i can be bothered playing again after all this time or not. I enjoy skilling, i always used to aswell. But when i can't even mine a rock to train because of the amount of bots in each and every world i can't even do what i want in the game so there isn't much point.

10-May-2019 08:54:07

Hallowed90
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Hallowed90

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Well im sure the majority of players would agree that it doesn't work and could be alot better. The suggestion i've made would take alot of work away from them as the accounts would just end up dormant after a while and wouldn't take any input from the GM's. It's a very basic but very effective solution that would log a bot out after only 30 mins. Instead of them ruining the game for people for hours if not days or weeks before being banned.

10-May-2019 09:03:13

Archaeox
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Hallowed90 said:
Well im sure the majority of players would agree that it doesn't work and could be alot better.


LOL. Six bots is nothing, there used to be HUNDREDS at skilling locations.

Perhaps you could try a members' world instead?

~~~~ Just another victim of the ambient morality ~~~~
~~ Founder of the Caped Carousers quest cape clan ~~

10-May-2019 09:21:16

Hallowed90
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Hallowed90

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I have been thinking of trying members, but at the moment my skills arn't high enough to benefit from being a member. I think the situation im in could put off alot fo people. Also, 6 bots is alot for 4 rocks of iron, especially when they all out level you by far and have rune picks. It makes levelling minign very frustrating.

10-May-2019 09:23:02

Archaeox
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So you play for free, but still feel entitled to tell Jagex to do more? Ok....

BTW, Jagex ban around 120,000 bots every week. Just saying.

Also: Captcha's like you are suggesting are fairly easy to get around. Which is why Jagex doesn't use them.

~~~~ Just another victim of the ambient morality ~~~~
~~ Founder of the Caped Carousers quest cape clan ~~

10-May-2019 09:26:31 - Last edited on 10-May-2019 09:27:20 by Archaeox

Hallowed90
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Hallowed90

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Surely every player has the right to suggest ways to improve the game? wether jagex believes it a good idea or not is down to them.

Im sure they would welcome suggestions that would help to retain a player base? after all the more people who enjoy f2p the more will purchase membership right?

I dom't feel entitled to TELL them to do anything. As the original posts states i have an idea.. a suggestion.

I fail to see how anyone could see this suggestion as a bad thing? it would help the economy for real players because the market wouldn't be flooded with boy farmed mats. I mean look at the price of willow logs.. 21gp? its lower than oak. Because its bot farmed like crazy.

Are you honestly telling me that you would rather keep the bots than answer a 2 second question every 30 minutes?

Don't be ridiculous.

10-May-2019 09:30:32

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