Faction Warfare is dead, long live our robot overlords

(Nicole Moudaber) #223

Which station, i was looking to get out of there, was in germinate but that was blob city.

(Capn'JT Kirk) #224

Welp CCP - all the Faction Warfare Atron bots are back already.

(Hir Miriel) #225

Bots are created by players. In some games they are the only venue for creativity. That ability to create can be highly addictive, without even the need for the motivators of real money or virtual success.
Let’s work through this particular bot problem.
First. Stop spending so much time on bots. You will lose your love of the game if you don’t stop focusing on the worst part of online games.
Second. Bots will always exist in games that have players. Bots show what players want. If there are more bots than players it still shows that some players are willing to play hard and pay big for success in your game, which isn’t a bad thing is it?
Third. Only the game developers can make changes that help decrease bots. Nothing players do will have any meaningful, long-lasting effect. Hence your post, I guess, but I’m not sure that posts on forums have any significant effect on game developer actions, partly because bot users and bot creators tend to use all forms of communication with the game developers. So messages can become a little muddied.
In summary, nothing you do will help. That’s okay, relax and kill the bots when you want to, but don’t get frazzled by them, because in that PvP a single person can never win against the tens of thousands a bot maker can create daily. Let us hope that one day a game dev will gain some insight into bots that lets them create a workaround against them.

(Raw Matters) #226

Same issue with mining. Friend of mine recently stopped that activity because there are hundreds of bots in every belt 24/7. Many players reported them, nothing ever happens, no matter how obvious they are botting.

CCP please get your ass up and throw the bots out, or the real players will leave this game for good!

(Erik Aihaken) #227

Called it.

Like many people, I’ll not be renewing my sub until CCP properly fixes this crap.


(Erik Aihaken) #228

An easy bot deterrent/fix as far as FW goes, would be for plex rats being able to SCRAM ships inside, as it would pretty much make every single bot alive in space, a free kill for player hunters.

But CCP simply chickens to the all the farming crybabies to allow such a change to happen, not to mention all the Pvp babies who would moan of not being able to warp off after a fight because of a plex rat respawning at an inappropriate time…

(Kathrine Natinde) #229

not fw bots here, seem to be mission running bots but the second most popular eve stream as i type this is https://www.twitch.tv/hanfixarkabeln

its just a streem of a guy pointing out bots running distribution missions @CCP_Peligro, you helped us last time, could you please look into this

(Venom Anarchy) #230

I don’t think we can even shoot those with a war deck if they are in NPC corp so podding them might be difficult

(Lord PainGiver) #231

Remove free to play/alpha clone, problem solved.

Free to play is the most obnoxious business model for the players but the best one for the corporates.