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I'm Tired of these SPAM BOTS!!

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Cyriene, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Cyriene

    Cyriene IncGamers Member

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    I'm Tired of these SPAM BOTS!!

    I hate these things, everytime i am in a game they come in with their stupid messages, and then another comes in, and another, then the first one is back again.
    I mean seriously, i wish blizzard would do something about them cuz they are pissing me off, and other people too!!
     
  2. Usufruct

    Usufruct IncGamers Member

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    I dislike spam bots as greatly as the next man. Unfortunately Blizzard appears not to give a flying white crap.
     
  3. cOMMANDo

    cOMMANDo IncGamers Member

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    agreed, worst of all they keep the games from filling up with lagit players that will actually help

    i don't see why blizzard can't tag/catch/ban them, they are obviously cheeting somehow, in that they ARE bots

    THEY MUST BE DESTROYED!!! untill then i will continue to squelch em


    if Ebay and blizzard would not allow dii items to be sold on e bay, i think alot of this BS would stop, its F(*&)(^(&(^(&ing rediculus that people pay money for a friggen item in a computer game! i can think of much better things to spend my hard earned cash on than a botd or tals set off of e bay...

    mmmmmm, ice cream < well worth my $$
     
  4. d2 junkie

    d2 junkie IncGamers Member

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    Spambots,pindlebots and oh most about every baal run 2 or 3 people with maphack deja vu? v 1.09? or the matrix reseting? :scratch:
    Its getting stupid again outhere :rant:
     
  5. Dredd

    Dredd D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    I've heard of these spambots, but I've never actually seen one in a game. Too bad you can't PK them somehow. I would find that more entertaining then slapping DC around. :D
     
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    Problem is that I have tried squelching them, but I get a message that 'user is not logged on'. Anyother way to 'ignore'.
     
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    They haven't managed to show up in my passworded games :drink:

    As of yet, that is :D
     
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    Generally you can see them coming when they enter the game by the character name. usually I'm fast enough to open the party screen and squelch them before they are gone. It's too bad that your squelches get reset when you log out.
     
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    Yeah,man,absolutely.This is a joke.I don't know what kind of individuals would do that.Morons?7-12 year olds?
     
  10. JEDi-MiNDTRiCKS

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    Am I the only one that thinks its kind of unfair for people to ask everything for a tired, old free online game? I mean cmon, they given it patch after patch, hackers come into every game, and its free anyways.
     
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    Im with you jedi. Please, this game isnt giving blizzard any money anymore. You guys shouldnt expect that much. Its a old online FREE game. I doubt that they would care if you do leave. A lot of people would still play it.
     
  12. simplyLost

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    white crap heh? racist now are we?

    -Lost
     
  13. MixedVariety

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    I doubt it was racist. Flying white crap (with raspberry and/or blueberry seeds) is, after all, what usually lands on my freakin car window.

    Anyway, I never noticed the spambots until today, in a public game. I play usually with a select group of friends, in a passworded game, and I assume the bots can't get in there. Just do that, and enjoy the very nice game Bliz has made and isn't charging you a monthly fee for.
     
  14. conan

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    I agree Kill the Spam Bots

    I dissagree with your position on E bay items: You are not paying for an item in a computer game, YOU ARE PAYING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO FIND IT FOR YOU. It is all about Time and Money, and I believe that you can ALWAYS find more money, but Time is lost forever. Let me assure you that I have never bought any items from E Bay or any site, but I understand why most ppl do. The mindless thousands of MF runs i have done are (looked at from an outsider) a colossal waste of precious TIME. Imagine Spending 1000's of hours playing D2 to build up some great characters, the same time could be spent doing things much more productive (this is all point of view i know) and most of these things most ppl would agree as time bieng well spent.
    But for the price of say a nice dinner for 2, you could outfit your character as godly as possible, what is a better deal?? in the time it takes you to FIND the items to trade with and outfit your character you could have earned 1000's of dollars in an average job much more in a good one. Whats a smarter use of your time, working and earning, or actually living a non digital life? or Spending countless days and long nights SEARCHING for that unattainable godly rune or unique? How much do you get paid for your TIME while playing d2? Now I understand the joys of a WF dropping, I am a d2 addict too, and i understand the feeling of pride at doing things the hard way, but Diablo is not reality, some day Diablo will be gone and all of us will have to move on with our lives, and where will those godly characters be then?? POOF!! gone with the click of a mouse. Then consider all the 1000's nights you spend feverishly playing this game and laugh at the dorks that spend considerably LESS time than you and I by coughing up some easily replaiced cash for items most of us all coveted. Did they enjoy the game as much as us?? probably, but we gave up TIME they only gave up money, who is better off?

    So while i think buying items for real money is kind of geeky, how geeky is having a continual sore arse from all the time in front of the computer screen doing a million Pit runs. PPl with little money are the ones that are really opposed to buying items, mainly because they value money far more than time, people with a lot of money KNOW that they will always get more money but that TIME is limited
     
  15. HughJass

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    Im inclined to agree with you. Selling items on ebay in and of itself is NOT a bad thing (economically). Time is a precious commodity after all. HOWEVER, my problem with ur arguement is u don't mention that selling items on ebay ENCOURAGES people to dupe/hack/mfbot/spambot. Why? Like you said. TIME is a precious commodity, and when people buy items on ebay, they essentially pay someone else to find the item. But since everyone is wanting to get a piece of some easy profits, people resort to duping (to make more of the same item, hence increase their profits unfairly), they use mf bots (after all, the mf bots will mf wherever they want for as much time as they want it to and they can concentrate on THEIR OWN gaming time), and spamming their online auction sites so that more people are aware of their market (essentially what this post is about, spambots). Your never going to get rid of all the bad biproducts of selling items on ebay. It'd b easier to remove the problem at its root (discontinue selling items on ebay). Also, with the person who argued that the game is free and that spambots don't effect private gaming, I am a player who mostly plays private games all the way until it becomes difficult to level in 2-3 player games. IN THOSE early on private games (i have a lvl 47 sorc I'm leveling up) i still lag like crazy. Its not my connection cuz its a dsl and has only lagged like this during the HEAVY MFbotting sprees/duping sprees back in 1.09. Spambots take up bandwidth needlessly. Less bandwith= more lag, whether ur in a private game or not. Yeah its a free game and we shouldn't complain. But Blizzard has also said when d2 came out that they would provide a clean, hack-free server for online play (trying to appeal to legit players from D1 who remember how badly that game went after a while). So far they have not taken ANY precautions to PERMANENTLY reduce/get rid of hackers. Yeah its an old game, but they're still liable for the kind of advertisements they made about their products. I mean, Germany signed a peace treaty with the Allied forces after WWII over 60 years ago. They still have to abide by that treaty don't they? A treaty is just like a promise, so why is blizzard any less liable than Germany would have been if they decided to break that treaty?
     
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    You can keep them out of your games by restricting the char lvl in public games to say lvl 60 up :D :D .Anyway most people playing are not going into hell games before lvl 60 minimum,because there is no more leech in hell for low lvls,and most of the bots I have seen tonight were lvl 20 or under :D .
    So you Dont want them, do as I have been the rest of my peaceful night with no bots.RESTRICT YER GAME CHAR LVL :p
     
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    It's pretty bad when I play. I work evenings, so I'm on late at night and during the day when the b.net servers are lighter than usual. It's not uncommon to have one enter my game every 2-3 minutes. It's a vicious cycle with them entering, spamming, and leaving constantly. Squelching does no good.

    One can only hope they fix this exploit.
     
  18. Wuhan_Clan

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    It is impossible to permanently prevent hacking. Bnet banned accounts CD keys but they can't stop people from buying another copy of the game.

    Why would you compare a game to a war? In fact, where does it say that Blizzard needs to legally provide a hack-free online gaming server?

    Its the same argument again and again. People expect too much. We payed for Diablo II, not battle.net.
     
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    I found something that works for some bots. Go to act 1 when you see them enter your game, and initiate a trade. Sometimes they'll time out and get realm down I assume. Also there's a thread at bnet's forums that's stickied containing info on how to report them I believe. And if you make the game, put a level requirement so a lvl 10 or under can't get in. These spambot people are just rude, I was so happy to have a player lobby to not have to put up with spam, and in turn killing any chance of socialism on battle.net, only to have them joining my games... :(
     
  20. HughJass

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    Im not comparing a game to war im trying to compare their statements when D2 first came out to other agreements in the world. I was just simply saying that blizzard claimed to have made a game and put it on a server that they claimed would be hack-free, and the age of the game, for so long as it is still in use, is irrelevant to whether its ok for them to just let the hacking/duping/ect take over or not. Yes its impossible to permanently keep hacking off of b-net. But bliz has to be blind to see that allowing the sales of virtual items for D2 is one of the main reasons this has gotten so out of hand. Yet they do nothing except VERY RARELY ban accounts (i haven't heard of any cd key bans yet, though when they go to ban accounts for hacking/3rd party programs/bots/ect, they shoudl ALSO ban the associated cd key w/o question). They provide no rollbacks when duping spree's occur, and when the server got REALLY bad in 1.09, they wouldn't even consider a whole realm whipe to get rid of all the insane hacked junk. Yes I know there would b lots of legit ppl upset due to a realm wipe, but i think the consenting opinion when it got bad enough (at least here on the forums) was that most people wouldn't have minded a wipe because it was so bad. I mean, these are pretty simple things bliz could do to avoid majorly bad hacking/botting/duping sprees. Granted u will have sprees every once in a while, but they seem, at least 2 me, to be a weekly reoccuring phenomenon.
     

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