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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:50 PM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:34 PM
And I agree with other comments here, I would not want to be answering CAPTCHA questions if I'm playing. There has to be a better way to detect and stop cheaters without having to inconvenience legit players. I think casual players would be turned off and stop playing.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:25 PM
Also, a captcha wouldn't bother me at all. So long as it wasn't overly obtrusive (i.e. interrupting gameplay when not in town / just entered the game etc).
Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:37 PM
The absolute bot-free environment is one where all accounts are locked and nobody plays the game. One has to find a middle way. There are already some of measures that reduce cheats/bots/hacks, which all come at the cost of making the game more inconvenient for legit players. Examples:
- Authenticators (additional cost, additional effort to log in, but works wonders against account hacks)
- always online (mostly copy-protection, but also makes it harder to cheat/hack the game. Inconvenient for players)
- ban waves (they also pick up legit players sometimes)
Each additional measure will add inconvenience for legit players, and you really don't want to go to the extreme case where you have perfect bot protection but no players left.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:45 PM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:41 PM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:55 PM
Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:57 PM
That's just my 2 cents.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:42 PM
I think the captcha idea is a bad solution to a bad problem, as it will only really catch casual botters. For the people making a business out of it, they'll most likely have someone monitoring 100s of bots, filling in a captcha/minute. That being said, it would be a deterrent, and I'm not sure how much of the economy is broken by casual botters (it might far outweigh the pros).
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Edited by HavocSlayer, 21 December 2012 - 11:44 PM.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:48 PM
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:11 AM
As for captchas, no there are better ways.
Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:46 AM
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