So theres two different approaches to handling a similar problem. One is shutting the game down and giving up (or removing free trade and wildy), and one was a very aggressive approach to target the rule breakers and only the rule breakers.
Lets look at the solutions theyve used thus far;
This only makes a difference in the short-term and doesnt do anything long-term.
-Updating the bot detection system
With every update here, the bot devs just make another update to counteract it.
-Removing free trade/wildy
This worked a little, it got rid of the gold farming bots but not the regular players from botting.
Jagex needs a different tactic with combating the bots. The Removal of Free Trade DID work but it hurt the rest of the scaper community. They need methods that will remove the bots without hurting the rest of us.
Other Solutions (things ive seen around the other threads);
-Add less grind to the game.
This would give the regular players less reason to bot as there would be fun and more rewarding methods of training.
-Test/scan for injection EVERY time a person logs in.
This would get rid of a TON of the bots since alot of them run on injection (I think they use injection still)
-Continue with the bot hunts.
Its a decent way to combat the popular botting spots.
-Add more untradeables to the game
If people needed gold less and needed to just play the game to acquire untradeable content, it would defeat the need for rwt sites selling so much gold.
Whats everyones thoughts? Obviously Jagex makes way too much money to consider shutting the game down but where do we go from here? We need methods other than banning bots and updating the random events and other botting detections they have in place now.
How do we remove the need for gold.
How do we remove the grinding, making the need for bots to do tedious tasks obsolete.
Wheres the happy median between having free trade and wildy and NOT having free trade and wildy?
All questions We and Jagex need to look into. Rather than complaining and turning on Jagex we need to suggest solutions; if they dont take any of the suggestions THEN complain about it. Spend more time in the Suggestions section of these forums rather than the RANTS section.