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Bots, Bots and even more Bots

By Adi#7897 - FORMER SUBSCRIBER - February 28, 2023, 11:21:44
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Yo o/ i have played this game since my childhood but i cant understand why there are still so many bots in this game and they dont even get banned at all. So many of them write players in the high populated areas for illegal kama selling or still find ways to use 8 accounts on a mono account server. this is just incredible and i have played long enough to see there is no attempt at all (we players can see) to fight against that. i really would like it at least something noticable will be done to ban them all without any mercy. u cant ban usual players if u see chat messages like ive written before. when will this end? a simple program to detect messages like this would be enough to get them banned. its frustrating and gives us players a really bad feedback about the status of the game,

greetings!
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Hello,

We hear you on this and completely understand and share your frustrations regarding the bot issue.

This is a topic that comes up often and I understand why. For clarity's sake, I will invite you to read the official communications and other replies we have made in the past about this complex problem, since they explain every point I could make here about bots in much detail. You can find an official communication from Logan here and a lengthy reply we have made to another topic about the subject much like this one here. If you go down this linked thread a bit you can find a couple other replies that delve a bit deeper and a response by our dear moderator Fiora.

I believe these communications will enlighten you on the situation as they detail all the information we can share about bots!

I hope this can give you a bit of reassurance that we are in this together.
Have a great day in the World of Twelve!
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I don't think there's a simple solution for the issue, other than players not buying kamas anymore.
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this wont happen but thats not the point. it is possible to detect messages u can as examble make a strike list for detecting messages. if many words like kamas, sell (and all variants of it), discord etc. appear plus the message is repeated all over again u can almost be sure for 100% this is a bot and u can remove it.
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My issue is the fact that on Mono server (Boune) there is bots farming manganese spawns 24/7 I see the same names 24/7 for months now. They always have 0.0001MS reaction time and are 100% bot. They 100% control the market and there's several instances of this, but this is one place I see it heavily. Even though it's so previlant nothing ever happens, Gm's never ban them, they rely on their anti botting software which clearly doesn't work, but this creates issues for us legit players because now we have useless professions because of these bots.
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They get banned but as time goes on bots get more and more advanced. Look at what AI can do with creating art now. It's pretty crazy stuff.

We can only hope ankama keeps banning them and constantly improves. I do hope we get report features or selected moderators to help out servers. I've seen plenty of 100% bots and I'd love to ban them but I cannot. If a moderator abuses powers, or players abuse reports, simply revoke their ability to do so.
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I would love a report feature, something that doesn't require 2 months of seeing the same bots 24/7 to get them banned. even if it was a 24 hour turnaround, it would still be better. 

Also having player moderators would be amazing. Give players the ability to mute/report, as other games such as Runescape do. As you said if they abuse power revoke it, but this way they can mute the gold sellers AND they can submit an escalated report that would be responded to fairly quickly.
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Hello,

We hear you on this and completely understand and share your frustrations regarding the bot issue.

This is a topic that comes up often and I understand why. For clarity's sake, I will invite you to read the official communications and other replies we have made in the past about this complex problem, since they explain every point I could make here about bots in much detail. You can find an official communication from Logan here and a lengthy reply we have made to another topic about the subject much like this one here. If you go down this linked thread a bit you can find a couple other replies that delve a bit deeper and a response by our dear moderator Fiora.

I believe these communications will enlighten you on the situation as they detail all the information we can share about bots!

I hope this can give you a bit of reassurance that we are in this together.
Have a great day in the World of Twelve!
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Adi#7897|2023-02-28 15:28:34
this wont happen but thats not the point. it is possible to detect messages u can as examble make a strike list for detecting messages. if many words like kamas, sell (and all variants of it), discord etc. appear plus the message is repeated all over again u can almost be sure for 100% this is a bot and u can remove it.

what's to stop me from trolling my friends by pming them kamas and discord messages o-o then getting banned
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I mean most games have a clause in the rule about real world trading and other suspicious activity. If your friends are dense enough to joke around about it, then I guess they're dense enough to get checked out by Ankama. Besides I'm sure they would do a manual check once suspicion is brought forward.
 
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Mr-Ontarlo#4155|2023-03-02 15:26:54
I would love a report feature, something that doesn't require 2 months of seeing the same bots 24/7 to get them banned. even if it was a 24 hour turnaround, it would still be better. 

Also having player moderators would be amazing. Give players the ability to mute/report, as other games such as Runescape do. As you said if they abuse power revoke it, but this way they can mute the gold sellers AND they can submit an escalated report that would be responded to fairly quickly.

a report feature would be awesome but i would only make this aviable for the reason of reporting bots. this way moderators doesnt have to deal with a lot of other stuff and if there are enough reports done on 1 bot (as examble someone mentioned some bots are there for a month+) it can be banned faster than "normal" (i dont know how the anti bot tools work in dofus).

 
[Ankama]DOFUS|2023-03-02 17:16:43
Hello,

We hear you on this and completely understand and share your frustrations regarding the bot issue.

This is a topic that comes up often and I understand why. For clarity's sake, I will invite you to read the official communications and other replies we have made in the past about this complex problem, since they explain every point I could make here about bots in much detail. You can find an official communication from Logan here and a lengthy reply we have made to another topic about the subject much like this one here. If you go down this linked thread a bit you can find a couple other replies that delve a bit deeper and a response by our dear moderator Fiora.

I believe these communications will enlighten you on the situation as they detail all the information we can share about bots!

I hope this can give you a bit of reassurance that we are in this together.
Have a great day in the World of Twelve!

i did take a look on the first link and i can put myself into the situation. the big problem i see here with the thing about releasing new content to make the game better is that people lose interest in everything else when they see so many bots ruining their experience (and also the market). i cant tell if this is because of the bots but the ressources u could farm in early stage of the game give u no kamas at all. people dont even have the chance to see the new content if they have no way to grow because of bots. (if im wrong here please correct me)
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Just to ad my frustration, since the recent merger, the server (name?) is mobbed with legitimate payers to the point where I sometimes cannot interact with my mounts in the paddock because there are so many players on the map. I can't even chat there.

Add 10 farmers/bot coming through and gameplay is near impossible. The Almanax temple was awful last night (about 1AM Paris time.)

I would love to flame Ankama right now, but that's too easy. Please, PLEASE reconsider this merger. Most players are very unhappy with the state of affairs.
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use creature mode until the unity update hits
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Hello, I would like to raise the subject of Yew tree, there are bots/people who are online 24/7 in one place and do not respond to "pokes". Can the MOD finally spend his precious time and check what is going on, what we pay for in the end. Crail server
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CloudyMind#8098|2023-03-09 18:28:27
use creature mode until the unity update hits

Would be nice if creature mode actually worked when you press the shortcut key.

Ive tried for nearly a week to get it to work and it hasnt, changed the key bindings, made sure that the section
(Options > Shortcuts > Options > Activate Shortcuts > Activate/Deactivate creature mode)
is bound and active, but pressing the shortcut key does nothing. (even logging out and closing the game and Launcher then reopening the Launcher and loggin back in again does nothing.)

So still a problem with overcrowding at public paddock gates, especially from players on large mounts. 

Currently there is a player on a Falcodove and a player on a Kamiwolf with its tail covering the gate so no access till those players move or dismount.
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