Well I just got shut down by posting my bot complaint in wrong spot so I feel obligated to do some venting in right spot. My original complaint was about how most of the high ranking players are the ones I see in constant kill the lordakium mode in x2 maps, or strueners at the upper bases. I have seen some that not only kill alien smalls in map x3 but also box, when fired on they wait till half dead switch configs and run to port then heal up and back in they go.. Almost like a real player except an incredibly focused one, that when you whisper get a, System Message: This user does not exist or is not on line. I guess I shouldn't complain too much as they don't tend to play well when they are on. Most don't understand English on the english server they are using. When they run out of that fresh batch of good ammo they most likely log back and hook up their 'cylon' counter part. I have made it a sport to collect names of the blue blips flying aimlessly around cloaked in x2 map and give me system message in reply to my whisper. The problem with this is chat bans will send same message. So yeah thanks for providing me with the extra added quest of chase the bot. (great practice for that new 'Infiltrator' event they run.
So In coming to the main topic focus in my rant, How can I as a player, further muddy up the waters for these guys. I don't have a clue how to get screen shots; and I get bored wasting ammo chasing them to gate or base. I understand the rules, and reason, and abide by not Naming a player when dancing around the edges of an uncomfortable subject of which I hope not to get baned for. Maybe we can come up with something though? Maybe a "traveling system surfer monitor" Like an employee who plays the game "actually" and looks for players that fly around like the mindless little programs do; and well investigates these things.
Yeah I'm done with the venting now, but hope I can hear about what other people have found that they can do as a player to help make the gears grind slower for these I never sleep players running around with all the gear and blasting non stop lordakians.
Sorry about mis posting this in wrong spot earlier.
Should keep the bot script running non-stop for a month rather than having it on for just 2 hours a week.
And focus on a detection method against auto-lockers, my friends call me an auto-locker because I, quite honestly, am a lot better at the game than them, I'd gladly let support scan my account non-stop for a year. No botter could go a year without, there's your ultimatum right there, GB1 server.
Oh and have players go out on nightly bot-hunting sessions, I'd love to see people accuse me then. And even scan for proxy servers, because that's what bots and autolocks use, it would be hilarious when I DON'T get banned and half of NWO clan do.
I'snt it strange that yet again BP/DO say "hey look we just banned 3000 cheats" yet the numbers signed up to BP keep growing (albeit very slowly)
and the gaming numbers on GB1 stay practicaly the same +/- 50 ish yet there are many many well know botters/cheats in that server..so BP/DO I for one think you are not telling the truth and I challenge you to absolutelly prove that you are not, becouse the numbers just do not add up..
Administrators do not ban Bots! They are generally prohibited. According to BP, the admin should work instead of wasting their time with bots. 2) With the bots have to fight bots. Therefore, the script works always , 24/7, carefully marking all ships to the black list. 3) Bans issued immediately, but on Tuesday - the so-called "mass-ban." At the same time banyat not all - it's just not profitable for BP. You can hang on the black list for months, yet you can still not be banned
Dark Orbit - there is a simple solution to the cheats - I think you may be looking at this in the completely wrong direction. What you are trying to do is to write programs that try to beat other programs - what you need to design is a "sweeper drone" one launched into each map.
They need to be able to identify movement of any ships that are not "logged on" something along the lines of these police cameras that instantly alerts if a car has no tax, test or insurance. The sweeper drone sends a report to support who confirm that account is not logged on - instant ban.
The sweeper drone could also detect any activity that is outside the norm - autolock for example.
Once you have a sweeper drone designed - (with the Tech skill of DO technicians - this should be quiet easy to do - modernising the ref bot for example.) you can place one in each map - monitoring that map 24/7