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gnua

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2018, 07:56:46 AM »
I find it odd that no one has suggested that phildo make a rank-bot of his own.

Jorake

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2018, 08:43:30 AM »
Because Phil is a stand up guy when he isn’t falling down drunk.

gnua

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2018, 09:06:30 AM »
I think there are 3 clear responses to a common behavior:
 - allow it
 - mechanically prevent it or make it undesirable
 - punish it

To disallow it but take no steps to prevent/punish it causes frustration.  I think phildo wants to know if rank-botting is ok and he can go ahead and make a bot of his own or if the imms intend do do something.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2018, 09:25:45 AM by gnua »

gnua

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2018, 09:29:41 AM »
His point, that maybe Phil should also explore some new zones instead of..

There are many good reasons to explore.  Ranking your current character is not one of them.  And I'm pretty sure the efficient ranks are already covered by the scripts.  The zones that arent part of the script are probably inefficient and deliberately ommitted from the script for some reason.

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2018, 10:10:24 AM »
Or just kill the rank bot easily.  This is such an easily solvable problem.  I've never noticed these bots, but I do notice solo ranks suck.  Because of them, because guys like Phildo spam them, etc.  Now with two person rank groups, it should be less of an issue I'd imagine.

But if some bots tries to steal my zone, I'm sure I'll just kill it and take it's equipment.  I just fail to see what the big issue is here.  They are illegal, but the imms won't always spot everything.  Everyone here is an adult, handle your own problems.

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2018, 10:11:54 AM »
Or just post the name of guy here and end this thread.

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2018, 11:00:21 AM »
I don't think "kill them" is the right answer there, tough guy.  They can easily just re-equip and do it again, half YOUR playtime would be trying to stop them from doing it.

    The use of 'bots' (client scripting to the extent that progress can be
    made in the game without the sustained presence of an active player,
    or your connection to the game remains only due to said scripts) will
    result in the deletion of the 'bot'. This applies whether the 'bot' is
    used to do activities or merely to keep the character connected.



gnua

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2018, 12:38:47 PM »
If this behavior is allowed, then my most likely response is to string my locate aliases together and make triggers to post the results to a discord channel.

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2018, 01:32:47 AM »
Kill them.

As a reminder:

help rules
12) The use of 'bots' (client scripting to the extent that progress can be
    made in the game without the sustained presence of an active player,
    or your connection to the game remains only due to said scripts) will
    result in the deletion of the 'bot'. This applies whether the 'bot' is
    used to do activities or merely to keep the character connected.

    A group associated with the use of 'bots' will suffer penalties for
    the presence of a 'bot' in the group. The MINIMUM penalty will be 1
    month in the abyss for every character in the group. This means group
    leaders should be extremely vigilant about the players they invite to
    group. Everyone can tell the difference between 'bots' and players.

    If you feel like game aspects are so boring you need a 'bot script'
    please go instead to the Ideas forum (http://arcticmud.org/forums) and
    submit an idea on how to make the related activity more varied and
    thus more interesting for the human players.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2018, 01:38:28 AM by Kholos »

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Re: Rank Scripts
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2018, 11:30:07 AM »
If you suspect a player of botting or scripting please report them to me.
If you are unwilling to report them for their activities, then please do kill them.
Better yet, kill them, then report them!