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Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:13 pm
by heinrich5991
In recent weeks we've seen a rise in players using bots to finish races. There were a couple of suspicious ranks shown by the Discord bot, people playing at times where the servers are relatively empty. Players were being votekicked, presumably so that they don't see the botting, and a lot of save/load-sequences were used, maybe because people thought that this makes it harder to track the actual race.

We've discussed this internally and came to the conclusion that due to the bot use, we will ban everyone who was involved as far as we could determine. This ban is by name, i.e. people can't join the servers with the name of the banned persons, leaving the banned unable to finish new races. The involved people are allowed to join the servers under new names, slight alterations of the old names are not allowed. The botted ranks will be removed in the next couple of days.

What are your thoughts on this?

We've decided to ban for now because our bandwidth to check races and ranks for bots is limited, so we wanted to make sure that the number of botted finishes decreases.

Re: Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:06 pm
by senpa'
Syltoox

Re: Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:10 pm
by Swift
Bans - good idea.

senpa' wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Syltoox
A lot of people say, he's using bot :roll: Don't know true or not

Re: Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:51 pm
by n000b
Yeah, but maybe you warn everybody and should ban names from now on and not ban people who used it in the past, because there were no consequences.
Just from another point of view.

Re: Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:02 pm
by destin
I love seeing such a post finally. Same thing should've happened with Saro, Roco etc before but seems like nobody really cared. It's a step in the right direction.
Everything perfect with this decision. Props to the DDNet team for that.

Re: Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:13 pm
by meew'
oh boy the smartest internal decision since removing aoe from mod
really a smart solution for this case!

im so proud :>


EDIT: so ive heard this isnt permanent may someone tell me for how long the ban will be?

Re: Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:50 pm
by SPSomeone
this is racist :( pls dont ban me just because im a robot

Re: Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:53 pm
by worstwish
pls unban

Re: Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:57 pm
by HaHAxD
guys that s a nice decision but we also should delete all points for these guys!!! xddddd there are some guys like me who tries every map with his own skills and then some cheater come and laught about us hard training player, that cant be ignored anymore!!!

Re: Botting

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:09 pm
by brokecdx
HaHAxD wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:57 pm
guys that s a nice decision but we also should delete all points for these guys!!! xddddd there are some guys like me who tries every map with his own skills and then some cheater come and laught about us hard training player, that cant be ignored anymore!!!
+1