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Vaerla Myshtana
Endless Renaissance
Posted - 2011.08.23 23:43:00 - [1]

Statement of Problem: Using bots to run complexes allows for the accumulation of large quantities of extremely valuable loot, especially in nullsec. This skews the economy far more than other macro activities because a single character can find hundreds of millions of ISK worth of loot in the time that a macro miner might mine a few million ISK worth of ore.

Proposed Solution: Once per pocket or grid, a player must enter a "combination" to "unlock" the loot in the area. This combination would be similar to a Captcha code, though hopefully something more EVE-themed. Having to do this once per pocket would not unduly hinder legitimate players, but it would make it very hard to get the loot from these complexes while AFK.

Technical Considerations: The Captcha challenge must reside on the server so as to prevent the cheaters from locating the response data in a local cache. By restricting the demand to one successful challenge per entry to the pocket and limiting attempts to one per five or ten seconds, this would impose a minimal load on the server.

grazer gin
Posted - 2011.08.24 01:32:00 - [2]

Nice stealth ninja loot whine thread

Either way NO

Its hard enough for some of us to read the eve txt atm even with glasses without needing this captcha bull to go with it

Here is how you will beat macros YOU WONT LIVE WITH IT

Rutilus Pallium
The Skunkworks
Posted - 2011.08.24 01:35:00 - [3]

If you want to make plexes macro-free, take them off the overview and make them signatures. They can still be static to a system, but will require being scanned down prior to warp-to. Moving all ore to grav sites would have a similar effect (it would require mining barges to be able to launch special probes or something similar, but it's certainly possible). You could still scan down a site and then start the macros mining in the site, but it would at LEAST require some activity by a human prior to the bots becoming active.

Unless there's a scanning bot out there that I've never heard of.

Kogh Ayon
Posted - 2011.08.24 03:51:00 - [4]

You are trying an unusual way or just not really interested about detecting bots

The Offerer
Posted - 2011.08.24 12:48:00 - [5]

And captcha has stopped regular Internet bots how?


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