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Thread: [MERGED DISCUSSION] BFG World Anti-Autofarming Measure

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    Default [MERGED DISCUSSION] BFG World Anti-Autofarming Measure

    Ok, I appreciate the fact that something is trying to be done to prevent people from autofarming blah blah blah. In fact, I actively ban autofarmers from my world whenever I'm there if I notice something is clearly up. But please explain how am I supposed to tell if someone's autofarming if they look like everyone else? I can't monitor a world if I don't know what to look for. I may as play the game with my eyes closed and a knife in my hand.

    Please don't give me that copy-paste response, that doesn't answer the question. I understand everything that was said in that copy-paste response, it just seems like worlds are getting banned if owner's don't ban autofarmers, doesn't explain how I'm supposed to find them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awesome178 View Post
    Ok, I appreciate the fact that something is trying to be done to prevent people from autofarming blah blah blah. In fact, I actively ban autofarmers from my world whenever I'm there if I notice something is clearly up. But please explain how am I supposed to tell if someone's autofarming if they look like everyone else? I can't monitor a world if I don't know what to look for. I may as play the game with my eyes closed and a knife in my hand.

    Please don't give me that copy-paste response, that doesn't answer the question. I understand everything that was said in that copy-paste response, it just seems like worlds are getting banned if owner's don't ban autofarmers, doesn't explain how I'm supposed to find them.
    Best bet is to Disable magplants for a couple of minutes, and check for people still punching at nothing. (This is what i usually do for my Free/Rent BFG.)

    It's not a water-proof idea, but it's the best imo. If you have a rent bfg, Make sure you tell people it's not allowed, and if someone msgs you that they suspect someone of auto, check right away.

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    Hello Awesome,


    You can try to communicate with them, do random stuff to get their attention. To tell if it's really an autofarmer though you can sense some patterns which should be constant.

    Sometimes, you may even find a friend who might betray the autofarmer and tell you their true identities! Who knows


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    Here's a tip, you can pull the autofarmer to you and if he stops moving it's a bot (esp. if does not respond to you) and normally real players they will respond to you when you talk to them. Plus if they look suspicious just kick them out just to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niome View Post
    Best bet is to Disable magplants for a couple of minutes, and check for people still punching at nothing. (This is what i usually do for my Free/Rent BFG.)

    It's not a water-proof idea, but it's the best imo. If you have a rent bfg, Make sure you tell people it's not allowed, and if someone msgs you that they suspect someone of auto, check right away.
    Could work, but I'd prefer not to stop the magplant every 5 minutes, especially since mine is a free BFG and anyone can walk in at any time. If it means not having to get my worlds banned, then perhaps I should. As for signs which tell people not to autofarm, there are people in this world who don't like to follow the rules and never will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NekoRei View Post
    Here's a tip, you can pull the autofarmer to you and if he stops moving it's a bot (esp. if does not respond to you) and normally real players they will respond to you when you talk to them. Plus if they look suspicious just kick them out just to be safe.
    Usually, they call you a scammer for pulling them out and taking their gems and they report you for it. Also, please post "tips" in the actual thread since I assume you want people to stop autofarmers rather than just here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awesome178 View Post
    Could work, but I'd prefer not to stop the magplant every 5 minutes, especially since mine is a free BFG and anyone can walk in at any time. If it means not having to get my worlds banned, then perhaps I should. As for signs which tell people not to autofarm, there are people in this world who don't like to follow the rules and never will.
    Why not? It's not a hard task. Simple hit mag once, tell them it's an "AUTO CHECK", and people will be okay with it. I've done this alot before on my Payed bfg, and now i'm still using it in my Free bfg.

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    Default Bfg worlds vs buy+ worlds and how it can be easily abused

    When mods catch an autofarm in their world,
    1st time = warn owner
    2nd time = world is banned for 30 days
    3rd time = world is banned for 60 days
    4th time = world is banned forever

    What about buy+ worlds? They have spammers in them.
    Both autofarmers and spammers use bots/macros to do their stuff but why are buy+ worlds not being 'affected' by this rule? There is illegal activity

    Also this can be easily abused since people can get/hire autofarmers to get this guy's world perma banned.
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    Put a lock, plant seeds or place a rock? Normal ppl usually either stop or complain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NekoRei View Post
    Here's a tip, you can pull the autofarmer to you and if he stops moving it's a bot (esp. if does not respond to you) and normally real players they will respond to you when you talk to them. Plus if they look suspicious just kick them out just to be safe.
    Again, this is unthoughtful. They can just turn it off and on while responding. Nobody is going to false punishing people for the sake of being paranoiac.
    Just make the rule affect worlds that aren't pointing out through a notice. That way you can't say they are allowing it to happen so the worlds that lack of those can be taken care of. Because let's be honest, another layer of checking when even mods have doubts to figure out whether somebody is autofarming or not doesn't help.
    No reliable way to check and enforce means it's easily abused...
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    people are worried about bfg too much

    trust me buy+ worlds are much worse

    I saw a buy+ world get nuked after 2 players were trade scamming

    yup. if random people scam in ur world it will be nuked

    I saw it happen with my own eyes
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    Quote Originally Posted by NekoRei View Post
    Here's a tip, you can pull the autofarmer to you and if he stops moving it's a bot (esp. if does not respond to you) and normally real players they will respond to you when you talk to them. Plus if they look suspicious just kick them out just to be safe.
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    Considering how abusable it can get, warnings are just pretty much telling you to stop running a bfg because of that
    Surprisingly spammers in worlds are not affected despite same logic employed. I'm seriously wondering if it's an attempt at shutting bfgs down?
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    Default How does this affect free BFGs?

    With the new rules that have come out, I fear that free BFGs will die out. These BFGs are way harder to manage as anyone can claim a room and break. Most BFG owners don't have the time to even manage or look over these worlds. Since it seems like these new rules are catering towards rent BFGs, which usually acknowledge autofarmers, how would these rules affect these self-serve BFGs?
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    Default Explain the rules better...

    For real, I own a BFG and it's free, no rent. I can't monitor it 24/7 so there will be allways a risk of someone doing auto when I'm not watching. Some will even slip through while I'm in the world... does this means I get punished for other players behaviour?!

    Ubisoft devs are putting the responsibility of monitoring illegal actions on players who ain't doing anything wrong. So now we all owning a bfg have to do mod work for free and get punished if we don't. Why don't they do this consequently and ban all who owns a world where illegal activities are taking place? How is this different from buy-worlds full of autospammers? Punish the owner because ppl use auto stuff... It's the same logic... I'm just making an argument here, I don't se the difference...

    So all bfg owners must be police and get mandatory mod-work or else risk losing their items... thats what I read when It says we have to monitor it... if I misunderstood then explain so we know the rules.

    I want to continue having a free bfg and I will ban ppl doing auto. I'm still afraid I lose my mags because I miss some doing this... and still feel uneasy about how this game is turning into... when players who play by the rules risk all because of others...

    Tell me how is this different from autospammers in a buy+world. Just to make an argument, how come only bfg owners get to assume responsibility for other players using bots but not all other worlds who ain't being monitored by their owners... there are tons of bots advertising casinos in buy+worlds... thats just as illegal as autopunch... or?... why don't punish those owners too? See how stupid and unfair it sounds? It's the same logic!
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    I don't think it will affect free bfgs at all, autofarmers won't farm there cus people would take their gems.

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    I will stop my bfg service till a clearful condition come without treatment. Same as play in peace, resting and gain profit from hosting free bfg service
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joni2 View Post
    I don't think it will affect free bfgs at all, autofarmers won't farm there cus people would take their gems.
    I meant free room BFGs but I guess a public HL BFG is a good solution.
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    If you expect us to hunt them autofarmers, give us the tools to do so. Else, don't ask us to do that.

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    I don't think it is affecting BFGs so much to be honest. We have been doing this since April 1st and only now that we are hearing complaints about this since we made this rule public today. We have been actively banning autofarmers for more than 2 months now. We just wanted to be clear about this so that everyone is aware also because we want to let BFG world owners know that we will be warning them instead of just nuking their worlds without notice.

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