Aion

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Phant0m51, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. James K

    James K Administrator Staff Member

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    Might as well bot since you will never be banned for it.
  2. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    Never noticed bots until I rolled a warrior and scout and see them all over the starting zone.

    Maybe I'm old fashioned but I can't bot it doesn't feel right.
  3. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    RPG makers should just give in to the inevitable and build the bots right into their game, so they'll at least have SOME control over it! :)
  4. James K

    James K Administrator Staff Member

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    I'd usually be right there with you and a week ago I would have said the same thing but since it seems to be acceptable in Aion I'm considering getting some bot programs to try out.
  5. Dr. Flashpoint

    Dr. Flashpoint Extremely Volatile

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    I looked around for a few days before deciding on "MMO VIPER". It's 4.95 a month, the program authenticates that you are a paying member every time you start it, so you need to stay subscribed. The other bots seemed shady, didn't trust how many different size files existed for the same bot.

    Really easy to setup and customize. I'm still working some bugs out, occasionally it will stop and I get logged out from inactivity, or won't run the waypoints right. But overall, it's a lot better than grinding it out yourself. I play borderlands while it grinds.
  6. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    I don't wish harm on anybody's account here, but I hope NCSoft US takes care of bots like they do in Korea. China's another story because it's not run by NCSoft over there, but in Korea they give twice monthly updates telling how many bots are banned and other info.

    If NCSoft here in the US follows Korea, we'll be in much better shape.

    We do not need threads on Bots every 4 days! - AionSource.com
  7. Dr. Flashpoint

    Dr. Flashpoint Extremely Volatile

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    Botting to sell in game items and money is the problem, I agree. But why should the casual player who wants to remain competitive be punished too? I know it is hard to differentiate these days but even so, I like to play MMO's but the time sink they are is the only drawback, so I bot where possible.
  8. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    Everything about an MMO is a timesink. Whether you bot to end-game or not, once you get there you have a timesink. PvP takes time, farming mats for gear takes time, raiding takes time, fortress sieges take time. If you don't have enough time to play the game now, then what are you going to do later?

    I don't agree with bots. Ever. They're against the rules, so anybody that bots gains an unfair advantage to those who actually play the game and not let some program level for them. As I said before, I hope nobody on this forum gets banned for botting, but I won't feel bad if you do.
  9. chapel

    chapel Jolly Bolly Fo-Folly Staff Member

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    You are spending $5 on top of the $15 a month fee to NOT play a game?

    I don't like bots, but honestly I don't care too much about them since I am not playing (if I were I would be furious). I think it is asinine to pay money, monthly..., to run a bot. Thats just dumb.
  10. namelessentity

    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    I still say don't allow Asian IP's to play on US servers. Problem solved.
  11. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    Don't they use a proxy to play on US servers?
  12. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    They've already done a massive IP ban to stop it, but you can't do anything about them using canadian or US proxies.
  13. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    I invented a new game recently. I find Gladiator bots and start dragging extra mobs over to them just in time for them to AoE. When the first mob gets to him I mark down a 1 on a scoreboard and start a stopwatch. I then drag a 2nd mob, then a third, then wait to see how long they survive.

    I think I'm going to start a betting game. Kind of like a Chicken Fight, except your betting on how long the bot survives before it dies like a retard because they don't run.
  14. tictac

    tictac Hit n' Run Poster

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    There's nothing more annoying than a high level character played by someone who doesn't know how to play said character.

    Not saying YOU don't know how to play your character, but unless you put in the time and effort yourself, build your character yourself, quest, grind, learn yourself, you won't be as good playing your character as you could be end game. At least that has been my experience.

    I hate bots.
  15. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    Bear Hoot!

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    Can't say I miss it. How's the community doing though?
  17. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    Well, I never see or hear from other tweak members but I'm still playing. I'm just taking my time, I have a 35 chanter and 30 templar now.
  18. James K

    James K Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm still playing too. Server has dropped off a bit but not as much as I'd thought. The future of Aion stuff looks pretty awesome.
  19. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    I stopped playing. Maybe I'll pick it up again down the road but not right now.
  20. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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  21. namelessentity

    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    Really? They'll all just be back in a week anyway.
  22. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    It will take awhile longer to deal with the bot problem since NCsoft allowed the bot infestation to get so bad. I still play but need to find a larger more active guild.
  23. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    Seven, don't let Darkest Hour hold you back. I know our legion is small and we need to go on a recruiting drive, but the hardest part is that all of the legion leaders are on really weird schedules and it's hard to trust random people with access to the legion warehouse which limits who wants to join us.

    If you really want to play more with a larger legion, you could try getting in with Deity or Imitatio Dei, both are large legions with Imitatio Dei being the #1 legion on our server and Deity is growing very nicely.

    I've been limited on my play schedule because of the holiday season so it's getting harder to get the legion to expand. For every 10 people we pull in, 5 leave within a day, 3 within the next few days, and the last 2 seem to just quit the game altogether. Maybe one day Darkest Hour will be a competitive legion, but for the time being there isn't much I can do to help it.
  24. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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