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Azor On High
Nov Member 2018

Azor On High

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A few other players and I have reported the same bot for 18 days now with nothing happening.

I have tweeted this daily

(@OldSchoolRS Day 18 now of logging into MLM to find the same Bot still here that I report everyday. Rune pick in hand with the pet going strong at 110 mining now. FIX THIS S***, I'll tweet you everyday until you do something.)

I've even replied to your tweets with that massage and I know its being read because you only average 40-70 responses each tweet.


I have made 2 posts on the subreddit - 2007 scape, that never got approved - one was flat out removed, and I made sure it wasn't violating any of the rules of the reddit.

Historically I always noticed results from filing a report. Whatever current system being used to detect and ban these is clearly not working and its not a priority of the mods.

Since you cannot automate the detection and removal of bots in the game why not have a few jmods hop around in game daily for a few hours to bot hotspots and ban manually. Maybe you can start banning the IP's instead of banning accounts that probably used a bot to complete tutorial island.

You can only patch these problems for so long. At the end of the day I would rather have you actively fighting the bot problem than creating new content and pretending everything is fine. The weekly Q/A is a sham, as you read pre selected questions (Ive tried asking about this for 3 live streams now) and realize you guys never read anything negative, and stick to a script.

Myself as well as others who play truly feel that out of the entire current active member players are bot accounts. That 15-20% of the other half of legit accounts are responsible for the bots. We think you depend on the income from botting, and the illusion of a strong player base when in reality that out of the total 63,000 accounts on right now - only 10-12k of them don't share an IP with another account thats not a bot or alt.

This is the last outlet I have, dont ignore it.

29-Aug-2019 16:38:57

APReloader
Jun Member 2019

APReloader

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If he was a bot I do feel like he would of been taken down by now. I think as the days go by, Jmods are taking botting ever more serious. Bots are something this game is always going to have. I do believe killing and perm banning bot accounts every once in a while for a youtube video is uncalled for. Like you said, a couple hours a day.. going to bot hot spots and manually banning.

How?

I don't know. But I'm sure they will think of something. I've been seeing bots and gold sellers in really odd spots lately. Varrok west bank 2nd floor mining iron ore and dropping? Someone actually made a youtube video on this. I was in complete awe. Like HOW!? Its both mems and f2p.

But I do agree with you. Something needs to happen.
"Those aren't pillows"

29-Aug-2019 17:43:30

Azor On High
Nov Member 2018

Azor On High

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He is always at MLM on the same world. He has, and has had the pet with the default skin since I first saw him. I noticed him 18 days ago with the pet using a rune axe, in the miner outfit. I was assuming he was low mining using the rune pic, and wanted to see how lucky he was on the pet. He was 103 mining. Everyday I, or one of my friends make an effort to tele there just to make sure hes there. He's now 110 mining, same gear. Thats like 700k-900k mining exp a day at MLM. I would tell you guys its name and world but then I lose my variable in this on going Bot issue. If you have been playing the game for 15 years you know its a bot. We've tried baiting it with high value items dropped next to him, and we have even seen him mining without his outfit on once, which, if you were playing and actively looking to stay top 350 in mining, why would you not have that outfit on... for hours?

29-Aug-2019 18:39:32

w331

w331

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It's not as easy to just ban because you think he a bot, many people afk at mlm, myself included, and i dont talk to people when i afk.

Jagex doesnt just look at report and assume its correct and ban, they have to look into it, monitor its activity and clicks.

Remember they get thousands and thousands of reports a day and you spamming them isnt helping or going to make anything faster.

Best thing you can do is just report and move about your business.

29-Aug-2019 18:53:23

Azor On High
Nov Member 2018

Azor On High

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The issue is beyond the one bot and the conversation needs to be had again, you don't know how they are detecting bots. You talk about monitoring clicks but whatever they are doing has proven to not work.

I get that you afk at mlm but you're not going to not notice a group of 5 players doing cape emotes and spamming chat, dropping items and millions of gold on the ground. you have to look back at the screen often at mlm, and to be getting that type of exp he's not exactly afk.

I would have no problem going about my business if Jagex were more responsive and showed statics on the matter. From my point of view they have no desire to stop it, and somewhat depend on it to stay relevant.

29-Aug-2019 19:06:36

w331

w331

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"you don't know how they are detecting bots."

You dont either, so dont act like you do.


"I get that you afk at mlm but you're not going to not notice a group of 5 players doing cape emotes and spamming chat, dropping items and millions of gold on the ground. you have to look back at the screen often at mlm, and to be getting that type of exp he's not exactly afk."

that doesnt prove anything, streamers ignore people doing that stuff all the time, also when i afk i hardly look at screen and when i do look i dont give a damn what other people are doing, if you want to sit and waste your time with cape emotes n dropping crap thats on you. but that isnt enough to assume the person a bot lmao.


here the stats for 2018, 6.3million accounts banned

https://support.runescape.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360000735217-Our-2018-Insights-and-Stats

the issue is, there is no way to remove all bots, its impossible, every time 1 gets banned they just make 10 more.
You crying about 1 bot and assuming jagex isnt doing anything is just stupid.

again just report and move on.

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