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Bot catels

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M Ace
13 September, 2016, 3:57 AM UTC

According to plarium bots belong to hackers and they are trying to shut them down or whatever they say company don't want bots in game because they sell resources (I heard theses rumors i don't know its true or not). We strictly against these in game selling which  makes  company suffer.

Very respectfully Its a big fact  that bot castles (most players will also agree some don't)  play a big role in keeping this game alive if there are no bots this game will only be fun for big coiners and with recent changes in bot castles they reduce there resource production process for most of us its another set back after change in bgs reward system.

I am playing for some 9 months or so and only one upgrade i can say is really a good effort by devs to make game play better is dragons stone. Otherwise all upgrades except dragon stone is another attempt of making this game p2p.


Above all we all love this game that is why we are here and share our opinion and we feel disappointed when theses 
type of changes come up which makes game more difficult for even little spenders.
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Gadheras
13 September, 2016, 9:28 AM UTC

there is no secret this is a "pay to win" game. the f2p is in reality just "free to try". The rewards you get for your grind/effort does in no way measure up to coiners.


I'm quite sure that back in the day when this game launched, and bots was less of a issue, players didn't have this mentality of "oh I need bot castles to raid/farm, or lese the game is pointless". The whole deal around bot castles and gameplay is a player mentality, a bad one!


Bots/resource farms, is not hackers, it's just run by typical "gold sellers" who is enabled by the business model fo Plarium to do what they do. They offer cheap resources, scrolls, even armies that will have an inpact on the rankings. 


You can see a interesting interview here regarding gold sellers @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWvHcoqru7I

It a few years old, but its still very valid.


The whole hacking scare is for most parts that, a scare. In the past with games such as WOW; you could hire "farmers" to level up your accounts, giving out your account details, which by all means, just really retarded, of course bad things happen. The bots in Stormfall, is based around selling of resources and services. They want to make a revenue just like Plarium, they have no interest in get a bad reputation as it would hurt their sales. As long as Plarium doesn't want to deal seriously with the issue, and the gold sellers offer better deals than Plarium does.


Plarium is the enabler in all this and we the players stuck with the mess, and it does affect the state of gameplay.  When players start cry about minor changes to the bots and how it affect them negative because they can't raid and farm the bots as good as before? That just a fk'ed up state of mentality. This game was not designed for players to abuse bots to get ahead. 


@ Plarium - Remove all the obvious bots already, there is no secret where they are and who they are. Let the players play the game as it was supposed to. For once, put on your manpants and sack up!  

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djmoody
13 September, 2016, 12:40 PM UTC

So losely translated you want bot castles for easy farms.

The map is so big with so many inactives that it isn't that hard to create a contact list of good raid targets around your castle. Yes it takes a little bit of effort - you have to send some spies out - not a lot though.

The right response to asking Plarium to reduce the "pay to win" nature of the game isn't to remove any skill and effort that separates the good players from the bad ones. Then we have an even worse game which rewards "pay to win" and doesn't reward player skill and effort. Worst of both worlds.

The bot castles should go. People relying on them are distorting the game. The raiding event is completely ruined (one of the only pure things left in the game that cant simply be bought).

Everyone has a right to an opinion. No one has a right to their opinion being respected by other if it can't be backed up with rational and logic explanation
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Stormfall
13 September, 2016, 4:49 PM UTC
Yes, clearly, in a game full of p2w content, people who are raiding bot lines are the ones who distorting the game. C'mon...
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Snowgoon
13 September, 2016, 6:14 PM UTC

djmoody said:


The raiding event is completely ruined (one of the only pure things left in the game that cant simply be bought).

There is nothing in this game which cannot be bought - we can buy extra raids for the raiding event

Want to start a new week with 20 or more raids available on day one? Just use instant recalls after midnight reset




Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way - Pink Floyd - http://prnt.sc/dv923b
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nobody
13 September, 2016, 10:31 PM UTC

so, is this another part of the game that my assumptions are wrong then?  the bot lines i assumed were placed by plarium as a supplemental supply.  from what i see the bot lines don't sell their resources.  how would they do so?  they would have to sell to real players and be handicapped by the 50k a week limit.  who would these real players be?  coiners? would they bother to be inconvenienced by using gold farmers?  or non coiners?  don't think so.  sudo coiners?  if so then they might as well become real coiners.  other games i have played have had serious gold farmers.  i don't see how it would work in this game.


alts by real players:  how many top players have alts?  at least 1 per league family they belong to.  such as cool 1, cool2, cool 3 and cool 4.  along with their allies.  such as way cool 1,2,3 and 4.  plus their spies in non ally leagues.   if a player had 70 alts, each sending 50k per week to their main, that would equal a player like me raiding 10 bot line castles per day.


i am a pve non coiner who utilizes 4 different bot lines. if they are removed then i have no game at all in this game.  i will not spend more time on the game.  matter of fact i will continue to spend less time on the game.  i will certainly not spend more time on the game in order to fight more players for active or inactive castles either one.

if the bot lines are players then how could plarium not turn their castles into teleport spots?  and would they do the same to big players with at least 3 alts that they also coin on?

with coiners already having their mtx, non coiners being non coiners, the lack of even more bot lines and the level 2 castles being so prevalent,  i just don't see the gold farmers in this game like i have in other games.

 edit:  i just read posts in another thread, i still don't see it.  a bot castle could not make top rankings just by gathering their own resources.  they have to be able to copy and paste to make rankings, especially if they have been inactive for any period of time.  i have played for over a year with 172m in raids and i couldn't make high scores even with my entire army destroyed.  if they were lvl 61 castles then they would still be in highest tier right?  i think the issue with the rankings is copy and paste.  i thought this was going on in the russian lines for about 3 weeks and then stopped.
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Gadheras
14 September, 2016, 12:17 AM UTC

johanrayne said:


so, is this another part of the game that my assumptions are wrong then?  the bot lines i assumed were placed by plarium as a supplemental supply.  from what i see the bot lines don't sell their resources.  how would they do so?  they would have to sell to real players and be handicapped by the 50k a week limit.  who would these real players be?  coiners? would they bother to be inconvenienced by using gold farmers?  or non coiners?  don't think so.  sudo coiners?  if so then they might as well become real coiners.  other games i have played have had serious gold farmers.  i don't see how it would work in this game.


alts by real players:  how many top players have alts?  at least 1 per league family they belong to.  such as cool 1, cool2, cool 3 and cool 4.  along with their allies.  such as way cool 1,2,3 and 4.  plus their spies in non ally leagues.   if a player had 70 alts, each sending 50k per week to their main, that would equal a player like me raiding 10 bot line castles per day.


i am a pve non coiner who utilizes 4 different bot lines. if they are removed then i have no game at all in this game.  i will not spend more time on the game.  matter of fact i will continue to spend less time on the game.  i will certainly not spend more time on the game in order to fight more players for active or inactive castles either one.

if the bot lines are players then how could plarium not turn their castles into teleport spots?  and would they do the same to big players with at least 3 alts that they also coin on?

with coiners already having their mtx, non coiners being non coiners, the lack of even more bot lines and the level 2 castles being so prevalent,  i just don't see the gold farmers in this game like i have in other games.

 edit:  i just read posts in another thread, i still don't see it.  a bot castle could not make top rankings just by gathering their own resources.  they have to be able to copy and paste to make rankings, especially if they have been inactive for any period of time.  i have played for over a year with 172m in raids and i couldn't make high scores even with my entire army destroyed.  if they were lvl 61 castles then they would still be in highest tier right?  i think the issue with the rankings is copy and paste.  i thought this was going on in the russian lines for about 3 weeks and then stopped.

If you control many, MANY bots, its not a big deal to send a certain amount of resources to someone. They spam mail,  forums, etc, with their deals. They given chaper offers for resources than what Plarium sells for in the market. 


The sad thing is Plarium turned bots into game content and reluctant to deal with the problem.
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nobody
14 September, 2016, 2:48 AM UTC

Gadheras said:




If you control many, MANY bots, its not a big deal to send a certain amount of resources to someone. They spam mail,  forums, etc, with their deals. They given chaper offers for resources than what Plarium sells for in the market. 


The sad thing is Plarium turned bots into game content and reluctant to deal with the problem.
but what i don't get is players willing to buy from them, it can't be that secure for real life information given out. and non coin players won't be buying.  it doesn't seem that there would be enough customers to go around. plus the 50k limit per week it would still be a pain to get a significant amount of resources to players.  i don't see a huge plus either way.
from what i have seen on the lines, there are always plenty of resources in the castles even with heavy competition from other players.  so are they just printing there own amounts of resources, separate and apart from what the fiefs say the growth amount is and what the resource caps say they are?  such as 51k/51k/51k. and 150 per hr.
the bots that got ranked must have printed there own troops rather than build them over time.  the russian lines for 3 weeks had between 2k and 3k archers on them with like 10 knights 5 golems/ griffins and at the top of the pyramid was like 20 wyverns or 10 dragons.  they were refilling each day.  this was like 9 months ago.

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Gadheras
14 September, 2016, 3:00 AM UTC

johanrayne said:


Gadheras said:




If you control many, MANY bots, its not a big deal to send a certain amount of resources to someone. They spam mail,  forums, etc, with their deals. They given chaper offers for resources than what Plarium sells for in the market. 


The sad thing is Plarium turned bots into game content and reluctant to deal with the problem.
but what i don't get is players willing to buy from them, it can't be that secure for real life information given out. and non coin players won't be buying.  it doesn't seem that there would be enough customers to go around. plus the 50k limit per week it would still be a pain to get a significant amount of resources to players.  i don't see a huge plus either way.
from what i have seen on the lines, there are always plenty of resources in the castles even with heavy competition from other players.  so are they just printing there own amounts of resources, separate and apart from what the fiefs say the growth amount is and what the resource caps say they are?  such as 51k/51k/51k. and 150 per hr.
the bots that got ranked must have printed there own troops rather than build them over time.  the russian lines for 3 weeks had between 2k and 3k archers on them with like 10 knights 5 golems/ griffins and at the top of the pyramid was like 20 wyverns or 10 dragons.  they were refilling each day.  this was like 9 months ago.

The 50k limit a week applies from one player to another. If you got a bot farm that 100s of castles. You can keep ship plenty of resources every day to someone. If players wouldn't buy cheap resources and scrolls etc from these, then they wouldn't been there in the first place. They only there because someone profit from it. They are many times cheaper than what Plarium is on their resource packs, and it seems like they still find it worthwhile to do this. If Plarium had dropped their prices on resource packs to a level the farmers doesn't find worth the while anylonger, problem would be solved. But Plarium not prone to do that, neither deal with the issue else. Players been reporting these bots for like forever, there is no secret for Plarium what is going on. 


Even the bots get raided by players. the bots safes resources in the catacombs, they can use for the trades. 


If Plarium worried about remove the bots will remove content for the players, they really need to ask themselfs if the game is lacking in content to keep the players happy and fix it.
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nobody
14 September, 2016, 3:05 AM UTC

Gadheras said:



If Plarium worried about remove the bots will remove content for the players, they really need to ask themselfs if the game is lacking in content to keep the players happy and fix it.
this i totally agree with.

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cat in the hat
16 September, 2016, 2:50 AM UTC
Plarium put bots in game for everyone to raid for resources. If you ever played other web browser MMOs they have ways for players to collect resources without raiding others base. Just a way for plarium to sell sketches. This also could be short term for maybe a Raid Event.
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Gadheras
16 September, 2016, 4:08 AM UTC
cat in the hat said:

Plarium put bots in game for everyone to raid for resources. If you ever played other web browser MMOs they have ways for players to collect resources without raiding others base. Just a way for plarium to sell sketches. This also could be short term for maybe a Raid Event.
I start to doubt your mental capacity.
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
19 September, 2016, 11:36 AM UTC

cat in the hat said:


Plarium put bots in game for everyone to raid for resources. If you ever played other web browser MMOs they have ways for players to collect resources without raiding others base. Just a way for plarium to sell sketches. This also could be short term for maybe a Raid Event.

Plarium didn't put any Castles to the map. The only exception  - our test Castles with test Leagues (called Plarium). They are used by our QA to test new game features on servers. Some things can be checked on test servers, but some require confirmation on public servers.

Bot Castles were created by other players, not Plarium. 

Plarium Community Manager. Please note that I will be unable to respond to your private messages, review your tickets, or check your account information. All technical issues should be directed to our Support Team at plrm.me/Support_Plarium
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JonathaniTall
21 October, 2016, 12:32 PM UTC

I'm confused, so:

every castle on the map is supposed to be one that has been set up by a real person?

There are not supposed to be any castles just collecting resources and storing them?

What the hell are you calling a "bot"? is it the same as an "alt" (which is I think a 2nd account, normally used in MMO's to support a main account)

apparently inactive accounts are deleted.....

so, all the castles around me are all held by real, active, players? I want to play a game for several hours a day, without having to wait half an hour to hit a target, and half an hour for troops to get back, thus I am limited to hitting those close to me.


If there are no "robot" castles, that means as an active player (several hours a day) I will end up kicking the same few targets, every day,  that is a textbook definition of  BULLYING.


I've played Clash of Clans for 3 years because you never run into somebody twice, cos that engenders really bad feelings. 


I'm already (after 4wks) getting hacked off because I cant hold a hamlet without it being attacked within 5 minutes, in fact my troops cant reach the hamlet that fast....

Battling heavy coiners is bad enough, beginning to realise why the millions of accounts are no longer active.

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djmoody
21 October, 2016, 12:38 PM UTC
JonathaniTall said:

beginning to realise why the millions of accounts are no longer active.

250m of inactive accounts, if you believe Plarium marketing spin 
Everyone has a right to an opinion. No one has a right to their opinion being respected by other if it can't be backed up with rational and logic explanation
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Sifr
21 October, 2016, 12:46 PM UTC
Did anyone actually buy rss from those bots?
Fighter Sifr of Fellowship
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Nemanja
21 October, 2016, 1:31 PM UTC

My Lords,

Bot castles aren't helping us at all to make this game better.

Please, report them to support.
Nemanja
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djmoody
21 October, 2016, 1:39 PM UTC

Nemanja said:


My Lords,

Bot castles aren't helping us at all to make this game better.

Please, report them to support.

Newflash - support don't do anything about the giant rings of bots in the game.

And to be honest it shouldn't be up to the players to highlight obvious botting of the game like this. Plarium should maybe do a little bit of work to earn their money right????
Everyone has a right to an opinion. No one has a right to their opinion being respected by other if it can't be backed up with rational and logic explanation
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Snowgoon
21 October, 2016, 2:34 PM UTC

Nemanja said:


My Lords,

Bot castles aren't helping us at all to make this game better.

Please, report them to support.

There are 3 big problems with this approach

1. Bot castles can be re-activated easily. This should not be possible but we have seen it many tines - they even get protection bubbles.

2. Bot castles are now using Gateway of Chance to relocate to random new locations making it much more difficult to track them all.

3. Relying on the community to police the map has made the devs very lazy. We can help but need to know that our efforts are being taken seriously by plarium.


Unusual activity should automatically be flagged by the system and investigated.

Most bots do not collect scrolls nor build units. They don't build walls nor trade on the market - this is all unusual activity and should be easy to detect.

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way - Pink Floyd - http://prnt.sc/dv923b
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brunsonthomas
Moderator
21 October, 2016, 3:01 PM UTC

Snowgoon said:


Nemanja said:


My Lords,

Bot castles aren't helping us at all to make this game better.

Please, report them to support.

There are 3 big problems with this approach

1. Bot castles can be re-activated easily. This should not be possible but we have seen it many tines - they even get protection bubbles.

2. Bot castles are now using Gateway of Chance to relocate to random new locations making it much more difficult to track them all.

3. Relying on the community to police the map has made the devs very lazy. We can help but need to know that our efforts are being taken seriously by plarium.


Unusual activity should automatically be flagged by the system and investigated.

Most bots do not collect scrolls nor build units. They don't build walls nor trade on the market - this is all unusual activity and should be easy to detect.

As stated before.Please report all known bots to Support at http://support.plarium.com/enstormfall/Tickets/Submit/Step1/48

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