Bots in Games

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What do you think companies should do about bots?

I don't care.
2
13%
Companies should go after bot producers and users.
9
60%
Companies should do nothing about bots.
1
7%
Companies should go after bot users but not bot producers.
2
13%
Other (explain.)
1
7%
 
Total votes: 15

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Postby darknessfood » Oct 5 2008, 19:54

WOW, the Heretic thead is now the observatory??
You can either agree with me, or be wrong...

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Postby Jolly Joker » Oct 6 2008, 7:56

:hanged: :rip:
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Postby Monte Cristo » Oct 6 2008, 22:22

I think that any type or form of cheating or gaining experience unjustly in any kind of game is horrible . Yuk....
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Postby Grumpy Old Wizard » Oct 8 2008, 17:35

Kristo wrote:The mere fact that there exists a best gear is the problem.


One of the appeals of games like Diablo is to watch your character grow in strength as you put in time and effort. The items that are basicly relics should require time and effort to obtain. You do NOT have to have the best gear in the game to beat the game.

I started on day 1 this season in the new Diablo season. By day 2 some people were running around with Enigma armor. The runes to make Enigma are extremely rare. By cheating those players gained a huge advantage over other players.

If a person does not like games that require you to put time and effort in to gather magic items, spells, and equipment and to deveop skills then they should not play the game rather than cheating others.
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Postby Kristo » Oct 8 2008, 19:43

But you're not playing against the game itself. You're playing against the other people, some of whom are clearly willing to cheat. The game merely provides a convenient environment for the real competition to take place. The problem with Diablo is that the multiplayer game uses the same rules as the single player game. In single-player, uberloot rewards are fine. You should be rewarded for investing your time and effort. But the multiplayer game is never-ending. No matter how many times you kill Diablo, he will always be there the next time you log on. It's a different game and as such it requires different rules.

There will always be people who enjoy ruining the game for you. But they only cheat because there is something to gain from it. Take away their incentive to cheat, and maybe they'll just play to enjoy the game. Or maybe they'll leave. Either way, you're better off.
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Postby Corribus » Oct 8 2008, 20:14

So let me get this straight. People pay for a game. And then they pay so they don't have to play it? :|

I wonder, will Blizzard pass any of that lawsuit money on to its users as partial refunds? I doubt it.
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Postby Grumpy Old Wizard » Oct 8 2008, 20:52

I hope they pump the money into developing Diablo 3 more quickly. :)
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Postby ThunderTitan » Oct 11 2008, 13:25

SP only pls...
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