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    Hey.

    I might be out of the loop here, but why do world locked worlds show up in the random worlds list so extremely rarely? You can see this right now, make a new world, without locking it, and hang out a bit. There are going to be like 5 people coming in the first minute. Then lock it. Nobody.

    It didn't use to be like this. Did they try to nerf world owners afking in their own worlds to get visitors? By the way, casino worlds are abusing this to get lots of traffic by putting their little afk bots in worlds with a small lock and a portal leading to their world. This one feature/bug is responsible for the random worlds screen being what it is now. What happened?
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  • #2
    new worlds are more likely to show up

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    • Snuggyy
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      Whenever I create a new world & worldlock it, no one shows up. It's odd.

  • #3
    I've been noticing that a lot as well. I'll go into a random world to collect rocks, and 10 people will show up I wish Gt would pay more attention to the world menu as it's surrounded by casinos
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    • #4
      It seems to just be because of the casino links. Thousands of those worlds are making it much less likely genuine worlds are found via the random worlds list. I doubt them using small locks instead of world locks has anything to do with it except for spending less wls => 40 link worlds for 1wl vs 40wls

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      • #5
        My guess: They're probably not doing anything about those casino links because it gives Growtopia more online players. Notice the increase of players online? Now it's 50k online players daily.
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        • Thiel4us
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          most of them are probably bots

      • #6
        Originally posted by CodesProfit View Post
        My guess: They're probably not doing anything about those casino links because it gives Growtopia more online players. Notice the increase of players online? Now it's 50k online players daily.
        Why would the players online number matter to them at all?
        Casinos just seem like they'd be extremely hard to do anything about. To meaningfully damage any given casino operation you'd have to track down the people's main accounts and ban those. And that's probably just not possible to do with the current moderation tools.
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        • #7
          Originally posted by GrowH View Post

          Why would the players online number matter to them at all?
          Casinos just seem like they'd be extremely hard to do anything about. To meaningfully damage any given casino operation you'd have to track down the people's main accounts and ban those. And that's probably just not possible to do with the current moderation tools.
          Sadly that's true but there could be a word filter system added upon getting random worlds show up on your list. I think a lot of people would like that. We could filter out worlds that contain any words that the casino links usually use like "csn, team" etc..
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          • NotSeedTopian
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            inb4 csn links disguise themselves as normal worlds

        • #8
          Originally posted by GrowH View Post
          Hey.

          I might be out of the loop here, but why do world locked worlds show up in the random worlds list so extremely rarely? You can see this right now, make a new world, without locking it, and hang out a bit. There are going to be like 5 people coming in the first minute. Then lock it. Nobody.

          It didn't use to be like this. Did they try to nerf world owners afking in their own worlds to get visitors? By the way, casino worlds are abusing this to get lots of traffic by putting their little afk bots in worlds with a small lock and a portal leading to their world. This one feature/bug is responsible for the random worlds screen being what it is now. What happened?
          My friend recently won a geiger world from a giveaway and wanted to change the location of the world lock, right above the door to somewhere else, so he put a big lock next to the entrance and removed the wl, but as soon as he removed it someone entered the world and saw the opportunity to put a small lock in the place where the wl was (Because the big lock cant cover over the world lock). So basically he can no longer put a wl in this world and he just covered it with HLs/BLs. And i kid you not, every single time we enter this world to search for items with our geigres, at least 3 people enter the world within 5 seconds of us entering, and with no exceptions. This has happened at least 10 times and we always laughed it off and thought it was a coincidence, but now that you brought this up, this makes complete sense. I haven't had any people join my worlds (locked with a wl ofc) randomly for a couple months now and the only random worlds i see in the list now are either locked by a sl or not locked at all (not including the millions ofcasino links)

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          • #9
            One of my best friend taught me this.. We were best friends, until he scammed my rayman
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            • #10
              Originally posted by Phyzz View Post

              My friend recently won a geiger world from a giveaway and wanted to change the location of the world lock, right above the door to somewhere else, so he put a big lock next to the entrance and removed the wl, but as soon as he removed it someone entered the world and saw the opportunity to put a small lock in the place where the wl was (Because the big lock cant cover over the world lock). So basically he can no longer put a wl in this world and he just covered it with HLs/BLs. And i kid you not, every single time we enter this world to search for items with our geigres, at least 3 people enter the world within 5 seconds of us entering, and with no exceptions. This has happened at least 10 times and we always laughed it off and thought it was a coincidence, but now that you brought this up, this makes complete sense. I haven't had any people join my worlds (locked with a wl ofc) randomly for a couple months now and the only random worlds i see in the list now are either locked by a sl or not locked at all (not including the millions ofcasino links)
              Darn, what's the name of that world?

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              • Phyzz
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                V1TAL, although we sold our geigers and arent really using it anymore :P

            • #11
              This is what I'm experiencing, definitely WORLD LOCKS IS NOW SIGNAL JAMMERS.

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              • #12
                I'm really just wondering if there was an update at some point where they said something like "Oh and by the way, we tinkered with the random worlds screen a bit to show some more interesting worlds." or if this just happened one day and basically no-one noticed that one of the core elements of the game was gone.
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                • #13
                  I think they do this so that new players who can only afford small locks (and usually lock weird world names such as "YAMERUSEWANODONTEBGL") can get guidance from more experienced players.
                  (Unfortunately, that's not how the Growtopia community works.)

                  Also, worlds locked with the My First World Lock appear quite often.
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                  • #14
                    Originally posted by NotSeedTopian View Post
                    I think they do this so that new players who can only afford small locks (and usually lock weird world names such as "YAMERUSEWANODONTEBGL") can get guidance from more experienced players.
                    (Unfortunately, that's not how the Growtopia community works.)

                    Also, worlds locked with the My First World Lock appear quite often.
                    Yeah, another aspect of this is that it screws over new players who don't know how to properly secure themselves a world by flooding their worlds with random players who'll probably lock the world.

                    No idea what My First World Lock is, but I assume it's some of that tutorial nonsense. That's really weird.
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                    • #15
                      Originally posted by GrowH View Post

                      Yeah, another aspect of this is that it screws over new players who don't know how to properly secure themselves a world by flooding their worlds with random players who'll probably lock the world.

                      No idea what My First World Lock is, but I assume it's some of that tutorial nonsense. That's really weird.
                      My first world lock is basically an untradeable world lock
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