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4-1-2013 Bots and Cheaters Banned

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A new year has dawned and 2012 fades into the past' date=' however our resolve against botters and those who would use exploits to gain an unfair advantage over others has never wavered.

 

As part of our ongoing war on botting, we continue to take action against those confirmed to be using a bot script. Just yesterday we banned a large number of bot users, including a number of maximum level players.

 

We want to reconfirm our commitment to the RuneScape community that we are taking steps every day to rid RuneScape of any and all bots. Nobody is exempt from this, whether it’s a fresh account or a paying maxed-out player.

 

We also detected a small number of players who had engineered an exploit to abuse the God Statues content which was added yesterday. In addition to adding extra security to our code, we’ve permanently banned the accounts which took part and all other accounts associated with those users. Such exploitation is totally unacceptable and we have a zero tolerance policy against any such behaviour. Ultimately those who use bot scripts and abuse exploits are harmful toward the economy of RuneScape, and are not the type of individuals that we want as part of our community.

 

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I was already wondering when they would do an official news post as they always do when a lot of bots are banned. Along with the D&D God Statue abusers.

 

If they would give out official lists of actual players banned, not the gold farming bots tho.


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Now, to do something about the port exploiters. :P

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^ Some people are exempt. Namely, those that participate in JaGEx-featured community videos.

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I guy called Respect Bots got all 99's yesterday: how much farther can it go...

 

Not really affected that much by bots though, I either set them up and get them killed or i' pissed that it's a lvl 4 miner haha. It'd be nice to see raw materials go up.


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Now, to do something about the port exploiters. :P

Yes please!! :P

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Along with the D&D God Statue abusers.

 

Can someone give me the details? Was there a bug that people exploited? And what did it do?

 

Now, to do something about the port exploiters. :P

 

What are you referring to?Has there been some bug that has been exploited? Or are you being jocular? I apologize but I cannot discern what you mean?

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They found this glitch or something that made it to where you could send out voyages faster or something.

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Along with the D&D God Statue abusers.

 

Can someone give me the details? Was there a bug that people exploited? And what did it do?

 

 

Now, to do something about the port exploiters. :P

What are you referring to?Has there been some bug that has been exploited? Or are you being jocular? I apologize but I cannot discern what you mean?

 

There is a glitch whereby you can insta complete voyages. Some people have come across it by accident and have no idea how to replicate it, I for one and I've seen plenty of reports on here as well as from clan mates. Others managed to force this, insta completing voyages to an obvious advantage.

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Alright, thanks for the information. I was particularly interested since I was one of the early birds for the God Statues D&D so I wanted to confirm that I hadn't inadvertently glitched. Thankfully, I did not. As for the POP one, I was aware that some people were getting instant voyages(I never got one), but I didn't know there were ways to control it. I don't even know why people bother with glitches that give lots of experience, particularly on accounts that they have spent considerably effort on. There are several sites and players that regularly pay attention to the Highscores/Rank/XP Gains; surely these people know that they *will* be caught? I can understand in instances(such as say botting) where they at least have some chance of getting away, but racking up 20M Construction XP, or whatever, in one hour, will most assuredly be detected and get you banned. What are these people thinking?

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The 'When you leave the party, mess up the room' thing... I guess they got bored, don't care about the game anymore and decided to abuse it for the giggles, then leave it at that.

 

Tis the society nowadays.


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How long will it take Jagex to realize that banning bots/botters is a waste of time and effort?

 

If they want to get rid of botting, they need to completely overhaul RS such that people no longer bot in the first place. In other words:

1. Remove free trade again

2. Stop encouraging players to grind and value XP/efficiency/achievements over everything else


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How long will it take Jagex to realize that banning bots/botters is a waste of time and effort?

 

If they want to get rid of botting, they need to completely overhaul RS such that people no longer bot in the first place. In other words:

1. Remove free trade again

2. Stop encouraging players to grind and value XP/efficiency/achievements over everything else

 

1. i've played free games where they've created their own anticheat services; cheaters are no more. Removing free trade is too invasive.

2. An addict needs his fix.

 

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This "botwatch" or whatever banned my friend. He was looking at HLF and saw an improved mining method at LRC (hopping worlds to active gold rocks). He did about 10 urns worth and then stopped. Started bankstanding at the Grand Exchange while talking to clanmates and was force logged. Says he was banned for two weeks and his mining was reset to level 1.

 

Here we go again with Jagex banning "bots"... Friend just maxed and wanted to try out mining. For some reason they detected that he was macroing when he wasn't. Pathetic.

 

Also, I haven't noticed a reduction in LRC bots so I'm not sure what is even going on

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seen someone trying to sell tetsu helm yesterday.. apparently his friend bug abused and sold it to him for 300m. he was asking 1.3b for it and rumor is he got max cash stack for it...

 

friggin crazy lol


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It's highly unlikely that anyone has any of the PoP stuff legitimately so Jagex should just remove any of those items from the game. Tuff luck to anyone that spend money on them, its on par with handling stolen goods

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i know right? i didn't believe there was even any ingame yet but sure enough... the sad part is they haven't banned the ones who were abusing it... dont know what theyre waiting on


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Honestly I don't agree that the people who got the port rerolls should be punished. They didn't maliciously abuse a bug. They used a mechanic of the minigame they thought was legit. The only seeminglyincriminating thing against them is the harsh feelings players have against them. I would have done the same thing as them to get the higher efficiency rates.

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I think it is quite clear that it wasn't an intended mechanic of the minigame, particularly the time bugs which allowed instant voyage completion.

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I think it is quite clear that it wasn't an intended mechanic of the minigame, particularly the time bugs which allowed instant voyage completion.

Indeed. It's not so much banning people for using an actual unforseen feature as it is banning people for actual bug abuse.

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Letting rewards stack up is as much bug abuse as dropping a firecape to skip ice wyrms or avoiding quests to "block" certain monster.

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Honestly I don't agree that the people who got the port rerolls should be punished. They didn't maliciously abuse a bug. They used a mechanic of the minigame they thought was legit. The only seeminglyincriminating thing against them is the harsh feelings players have against them. I would have done the same thing as them to get the higher efficiency rates.

 

The people who got the rerolls are fine and don't effect much at all. It is the idiots who do instant voyages which are causing a problem. At the Scythe, voyages take around 7 hours. With two ships. a normal person can do 6 per 24 hours at that rate, three ships bring that up to 9. Someone who abuses the instant voyages are able to do all of those within an hour. That combined with rerolls is game-breaking. The process of performing the instant voyages have been sent to Jagex already and hopefully they will fix it and rollback some of the abusers before they can make a few bill.

 

Saw a screenshot earlier where this guy had 3 Tetsu Helms and some guy on the forums said he had 19 plates already and was sending a scroll mission to get the last piece of the Tetsu body or something.


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Taking advantage of what seems to be the typical reward system is one thing. Abusing a time system bug is another.

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