Bot groups, rampant in RoS expansion

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by Gremag, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Gremag Journeyman

    It's been said before, worth saying again.

    AFK bot groups are rampant in EQ. RoS zones, The Overthere and Frontier Mountains for sure. Likely elsewhere.

    DPG clearly doesn't care--and please, spare me the "you have to report, yada yada, blah blah". That is an excuse used to avoid's not unlike those shady "You've been signed up for a fee trial" only to find out YOU have to do something to AVOID something bad (unsubscribe, decline, etc). These are systems based around people NOT taking action.

    It would take one employee at DPG to just log in a few times for short periods and watch.

    So clearly, DPG does not enforce their rules. Maybe change them? Then build a bot program and sell it?

    Or I can just train everyone....THEN DPG would ban me...ahh yes...
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  2. svann Augur

    Theres already a post about this. Please just add to that with a "me too".
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  3. Ibudin Augur

    It is strange that this is happening considering over Thanksgiving last year a GM came into Plane of Disease to named camp I was doing and didn't send me a tell or anything, said in say " please respond to this message in a timely matter" or something close to that. If I hadn't noticed the say, because of battle spam and /gu messages, /general spam - I would of most likely been banned like a guild mate of mine was recently given for camping named from PoP era for achievements. I even sent a tell asking why would you do that in say, and not a tell? Its ridiculous. I could have walked away for a moment, FD ungored and went to the bathroom and missed the say. I was pissed....yet this stuff continues to go on.
  4. Daedly Augur

    I wonder if they are doing it in /say to bypass a scripted /tell response? Best guess anyways.
  5. Laronk Augur

    I think the say thing is pretty dumb, people who are supposdly paying attention can't even follow raid emotes.
  6. code-zero Augur

    It'd be pretty funny if GM's started showing up during raids and booting people who are /afk :p
    ...or maybe not :D
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  7. Laronk Augur

    Well if their pet is assisting the raid and they afk to use the bathroom they should be banned in the minds of some of the people on the forums.
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  8. Cloud the Third Augur

    I think people should be put in jail if they are asleep at their house and their pet does anything.

    Like if a dog barks while their owner is asleep arrest them!
  9. Daedly Augur

    I am not saying they should do that, just putting out the idea.

    Personally, I could be moving around, talking in guild chat and general chat while killing and never see a message sent to me in /say. I have learned to tune out the white text.
  10. Cloud the Third Augur

    I have an audio trigger setup for tells to me so if it was a tell and i afk watching a movie while merc / pets are doing the work I would be notified to look right away. They probably figure say message that isn't addressing someone directly keeps people from being notified when they are afk doing stuff.
  11. Nennius Curmudgeon

  12. Laronk Augur

    I had say filtered to my spam window because thats not how normal people communicate
  13. Veteran_BetaTester PIZZA!

    If the bot groups were handled properly, you would have not experienced this issue.
    The thing is, tells you' can trigger an audio in game so these afk players watch TV and her 'DING' then they jump up to reply, yep, I'm here!
    Even the 3rd party programs have a 'gm alert' system.
    But I have even sent a bot group a tell and one hr later got a reply.
    Like you, I will miss a /say in battle.
  14. Veteran_BetaTester PIZZA!

    You don't agree to an EULA at home, and you have rights at home.
  15. Nennius Curmudgeon

    Well, after 33 years of marriage I could quibble a bit on the EULA part.
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  16. Tappin Augur

    This expansion is boring as fudgsicles. Can you blame someone from mashing some macros and pulling up Netflix on their phone while the mob dies? I bet the majority of players are guilty of it.
  17. Cuuthbert Augur

    NEWS FLASH Bot groups in old zones
  18. Veteran_BetaTester PIZZA!

    But you have laptop issues to even play!