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Stoic n Vain

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Cursed Energy. Solved.



Put a daily cap on the amount of cursed energy that a player can gather, based on total level (at least for F2P, but maybe P2P also). PKing energy remains unrestricted.


Reasoning:
Bots typically have a low total level. This will hinder their gathering capabilities.



Restrict Cursed Gathering to a few worlds


Reasoning:
This will stop bots being scattered on every world and funnel them to the chopping block for PKers and "pickpocket-ers".



Make all Cursed Memories stackable


Reasoning:
This frees up gatherer's inventories, which allows them to bring food and combat equipment, enabling them to fight back. This is real PVP, instead of PKer VS skiller.



Revert the removal of the combat level restriction


Reasoning:
There is no point for a low level to oppose maxed mains, when they cannot win. This is unfair and destroys combat level diversity. I understand that this was well intentioned, to combat bots. I have created a
"pickpocketing" solution
, utilising a "captcha", which will enable anyone to take a bot's cursed energy, while leaving legitimate low level gatherers and PKers for fair play.

Inability to teleport with cursed energy will remain.

For a very detailed description of my pickpocketing solution, please readStoic n Vain said:
Wild Pickpocketing


I'd like to mention Deltaslug here and give him a lot of credit, as he has made many suggestions, which have helped me improve this original post. Thanks again.
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04-Oct-2017 06:05:05 - Last edited on 05-Mar-2019 05:05:38 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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Stoic n Vain said:
Wild Pickpocketing [continued]


Implementation:


A (red?) loading bar will appear above the thief's head and a successful pickpocket will take place once the bar is full. To interrupt this, the player being pickpocketed must successfully complete a captcha before the bar is full, in order to interrupt the pickpocket. You may attempt to pickpocket anyone as many times as you’d like, unless a select individual player interrupts one of your pickpockets, in which case, you will no longer be able to pickpocket that select individual (this is to avoid spamming/grieving). “You would attempt to pickpocket them, but they’re onto you!”

A pickpocket will take 8 seconds (enough time to solve a captcha) in order to steal one inventory slot (if a stack, the entire stack of that one inventory slot). If the victim does not successfully complete the captcha, the thief can continue to pickpocket the victim repeatedly, until the victim manages to interrupt a pickpocket. The thief will follow the victim with a thieving animation throughout the duration. Upon thieving success, the thief will be awarded a wilderness point as well. The victim can also attack the thief in order to interrupt him, if they are able to.

If the victim doesn’t have anything to be pickpocketed, a message will be displayed: "That player has nothing to steal!" Thieving level has no impact. If you complete the captcha successfully, you won’t be pickpocketed. If you fail, you will be pickpocketed.
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04-Oct-2017 06:05:11 - Last edited on 05-Mar-2019 01:55:49 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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Stoic n Vain said:
Wild Pickpocketing [continued]


Examples for potential captchas:


Runescape style trivia could be one option.

The typical captcha style:
“Click on the pictures with eyes in them.”
The images will be Runescape style, like showing just the KBD’s feet, just the KBD’s wings, then some showing his face with his eyes shut and some with his eyes open and then the whole KBD with his eyes etc.

“Which displayed combinations of the combat triangle are correct?”
(These could be made images instead, with each character placed in a triangle with 3 arrows connecting each).

A. Magic > ranged > melee
B. Magic > melee > ranged
C. Ranged > ranged > ranged
D. Evil Chicken > Mod Pi > Giant Rat
E. Magic > ranged > magic
F. Melee > ranged > magic
G. King Black Dragon > Giant Mole > Beastmaster Durzag
H. Rock > paper > scissors

Perhaps this is too many options and would be overly difficult to do in 8 seconds, but you get the general idea. There are two correct answers there that must both be ticked, in order to evade the pickpocket. With some testing, multiple captchas can be made that are not too difficult for players, but near impossible for bots.

You cannot log out while someone is attempting to pickpocket you (similarly to being in combat).You cannot attempt to pickpocket a player that is already being pickpocketed.
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04-Oct-2017 06:05:19 - Last edited on 07-Mar-2019 08:21:36 by Stoic n Vain

Stoic n Vain

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Stoic n Vain said:
Targeting the bots directly is the best option. Jagex hasn't been able to remove them from the game unfortunately... so I was trying to come up with the closest thing to a solution that I could - without harming the players.

Best solution:
Get rid of the bots. No negatives. Currently, not possible.

Jagex's current solution:
Allow everyone to attack a player with cursed energy in their inventory. Positives - it does largely reduce the speed that bots can gather cursed energy. Negatives - this harms low leveled players, as they cannot compete with maxed mains. This destroys combat level diversity and ruins the pking experience for anyone who isn't a maxed main. Unfair.
Also, mains can boost their wilderness kill counts on opponents that are not really worthy to award kill count, giving a poor reflection on how good they really are at pvp. Having lots of wilderness kill count really means nothing... unfortunately (mostly kills from level 3 bots).

My proposed solution:
Positives - will largely reduce the speed that bots can gather cursed energy due to PKing and pickpocketing. Doesn't harm low level PKers and maintains combat level diversity. No more mains picking on legitimate* low level gatherers and player killers. Thought I'd explain my intentions more clearly.
Feel free to check out my huge threads in my signature.

Thanks. Stoic.
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04-Oct-2017 06:05:35 - Last edited on 07-Mar-2019 08:27:44 by Stoic n Vain

KathrynMiles
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This is a very good idea. My only concern is the five-minute cooldown for pickpocketing each individual; I recommend that a shorter cooldown, such as two to three minutes, be considered. Otherwise, I support the idea of pickpocketing and stacking cursed energy and memories.
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Rage Paragon

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Old Oak said:
isn't there a portent you can make with divination that lets you tele-bank the items?


Pretty certain porters won't work here.
This is what people aren't getting. Some ******* "coder" releases OSBuddy or some other "helper client", people get hyped because they're stupid like sheep, and then down the road once the "helper client" has a ton of downloads he releases an "update" to hijack everyone.

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