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>Bots Over running Nodes In Stros MKai

KennisMenace
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Almost every Rubedite node in Stros Mkai is being farmed by bots and ruining the farming there, they have been there for a while and only getting worse, could you please get rid of them, they are ruining the gaming experience, farming is an integral part of this game and if Bots are taking over all the good farming spots, whats the us of playing any longer, its bad enough we have so many bugs that are not fixed, now we have Bots ruining the game.
  • Bigtoke
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    I second this notion whole heartily. Last night I got off work and decided to get in a hour or two of farming around Shada's Tear wayshrine in Craglorn.Unfortunately I was literally unable to get anything other than alchemy mats because there was FIVE level 10s with a jumble of letters for their character names and gamer tags all with under 10 gamerscore running spaced around the area picking up every all mining and clothing nodes as they appeared.

    I would like to add though that these are likely real people being payed to gather these mats as their movements are not like any bot I've seen in game yet. Regardless something needs to be done about them. Farming for mats is my past time in this game but alas these individuals make it hard to enjoy it anymore.
  • KennisMenace
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    Bots are everywhere, looked around last night, they are in every starter zone, plus in other locations as well!
  • aquiella
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    I've seen bots in Daggerfall farming the bears and Sentinel in Alik'r farming down near the boatswain. Very annoying and I wish ZOS would take care of them. I've also seen them in Craglorn doing a circle run picking up nodes around that area. It is annoying!
  • REiiGN15
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    They are still there all the damn time.
  • Merlin13KAGL
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    I get the irritation with bots, but effectively, how is it any different if you're collecting the node than if someone else (bot or otherwise) is collecting the node?

    In either case, the node is gone and you missed it?

    There are plenty of spots to farm. If you preferred is bot infested, simply pick another.

    EDIT: I don't think you're upset because they're getting the mat. I think you're upset because you're not.

    Edited by Merlin13KAGL on October 4, 2018 5:28PM
    Just because you don't like the way something is doesn't necessarily make it wrong...

    Earn it.

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  • Mintaka5
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    These bots are awful, ruining the immersion of the game and the fun. I ran across one in Grahtwood while doing some fishing, it took me an hour (mind you away from my fishing achievement), to get each nick of the bot and report it to ZOS. Got back on this morning, and the bots are still there farming tigers. It's bad enough resource nodes are sparse, but to have bots removing the already limited amount is just aggravating.
  • REiiGN15
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    I get the irritation with bots, but effectively, how is it any different if you're collecting the node than if someone else (bot or otherwise) is collecting the node?

    In either case, the node is gone and you missed it?

    There are plenty of spots to farm. If you preferred is bot infested, simply pick another.

    EDIT: I don't think you're upset because they're getting the mat. I think you're upset because you're not.

    When we forget history we are doomed to repeat it. FINE, I liked Stros M'Kai, I'll go to vvardenfell, I'll find a good lane, others will find that same lane. It'll become popular.. ZOS makes Vvardenfell free for everyone in some patch. BOOM, bots come in, it's free and no overhead..........GUESS I'll just find another spot.....REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT
  • bongtokin420insd16
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    truth. I farm coldharbour cause well, you know.......
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  • VaranisArano
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    I get the irritation with bots, but effectively, how is it any different if you're collecting the node than if someone else (bot or otherwise) is collecting the node?

    In either case, the node is gone and you missed it?

    There are plenty of spots to farm. If you preferred is bot infested, simply pick another.

    EDIT: I don't think you're upset because they're getting the mat. I think you're upset because you're not.

    They also sell those mats for cheaper prices, since its more efficient for them to farm (long term) than a player can. Its had devastating impact on some mat prices in the past (clean pelts and fleshfly larva when they first came out) and still has an impact on some mats now. That makes it harder for players who do farm to make money from mats - not a huge problem for me with my stockpiled gold, but a much bigger problem for new players who try to accumulate gold through farming mats.

    So while I have no problem with competing with a fellow player for nodes/market value, I do actually have a problem competing with an AI not who isnt actually playing the game.

    Also, its against the TOS to bot, so it actually doesnt matter why I dont like it. It's against the rules and ZOS ought to do a better job of enforcing the rules.
  • Merlin13KAGL
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    I get the irritation with bots, but effectively, how is it any different if you're collecting the node than if someone else (bot or otherwise) is collecting the node?

    In either case, the node is gone and you missed it?

    There are plenty of spots to farm. If you preferred is bot infested, simply pick another.

    EDIT: I don't think you're upset because they're getting the mat. I think you're upset because you're not.

    They also sell those mats for cheaper prices, since its more efficient for them to farm (long term) than a player can. Its had devastating impact on some mat prices in the past (clean pelts and fleshfly larva when they first came out) and still has an impact on some mats now. That makes it harder for players who do farm to make money from mats - not a huge problem for me with my stockpiled gold, but a much bigger problem for new players who try to accumulate gold through farming mats.

    So while I have no problem with competing with a fellow player for nodes/market value, I do actually have a problem competing with an AI not who isnt actually playing the game.

    Also, its against the TOS to bot, so it actually doesnt matter why I dont like it. It's against the rules and ZOS ought to do a better job of enforcing the rules.
    At one point, I'd agree, but almost five years in, I'd say the market has settled considerably and any single seller (bot or otherwise) has yet to tank the market like often predicted.

    Bots are not nearly an issue to the level they once were.

    Just because you don't like the way something is doesn't necessarily make it wrong...

    Earn it.

    IRL'ing for a while for assorted reasons, in forum, and in game.
    I am neither warm, nor fuzzy...
    Probably has checkbox on Customer Service profile that say High Aggro, 99% immunity to BS
  • Elsonso
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    Almost every Rubedite node in Stros Mkai is being farmed by bots and ruining the farming there, they have been there for a while and only getting worse, could you please get rid of them, they are ruining the gaming experience, farming is an integral part of this game and if Bots are taking over all the good farming spots, whats the us of playing any longer, its bad enough we have so many bugs that are not fixed, now we have Bots ruining the game.

    I swung by PC NA Stros M'Kai today and reported a couple that were farming.
  • aquiella
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    You can tell the difference between a person running around getting nodes to groups staying still (all Sorcs) pulling bears (Daggerfall); mudcrabs (Alik'r) or other places like Craglorn.
  • Lumenn
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    Yep. Just reported in kenarthis roost. They're everywhere, hidden behind rocks farming nodes.
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