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#1 Manga

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

A new year has dawned and 2012 fades into the past, however our resolve against botters and those who would use exploits to gain an unfair advantage over others has never wavered.
As part of our ongoing war on botting, we continue to take action against those confirmed to be using a bot script. Just yesterday we banned a large number of bot users, including a number of maximum level players.
We want to reconfirm our commitment to the RuneScape community that we are taking steps every day to rid RuneScape of any and all bots. Nobody is exempt from this, whether it’s a fresh account or a paying maxed-out player.
We also detected a small number of players who had engineered an exploit to abuse the God Statues content which was added yesterday. In addition to adding extra security to our code, we’ve permanently banned the accounts which took part and all other accounts associated with those users. Such exploitation is totally unacceptable and we have a zero tolerance policy against any such behaviour. Ultimately those who use bot scripts and abuse exploits are harmful toward the economy of RuneScape, and are not the type of individuals that we want as part of our community.
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#2 Aceman

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Oh look, another post about how they're getting rid of bots. Same thing, different day tbh

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

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Don't get me wrong I'm all for removing cheaters but I feel like they just post this every 6 months now to get some momentum going.

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#4 Ninjasteak

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

They actually do these mass bans a month or so after these posts. Sometimes they need to show us that they're doing something.
If they are acting on this, then it's a small step in the right direction.

#5 The Major

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

View PostSAGE, on 04 January 2013 - 05:55 PM, said:

Don't get me wrong I'm all for removing cheaters but I feel like they just post this every 6 months now to get some momentum going.

Well the Botany Bay update in early October was pretty recent.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

What I take home from this is not "we're banning bots, yada-yada-yada", but that they are willing to ban users for using/abusing obvious exploits. It seems reasonable to post this as a warning for others who might not think that was bannable.
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#7 BrotherVoid1

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

Does anyone have a link to the number of accounts on the HS as of today vs yesterday?  I know tip.it used to have it hosted, but I can't find it.  And looking at the 200m Hunter accounts, I still don't think they made much of a dent in the bot population :-P

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#8 Isobel

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

View PostBrotherVoid1, on 04 January 2013 - 06:05 PM, said:

Does anyone have a link to the number of accounts on the HS as of today vs yesterday?  I know tip.it used to have it hosted, but I can't find it.  And looking at the 200m Hunter accounts, I still don't think they made much of a dent in the bot population :-P

Saw some videos about bots being banned on Youtube, they suggested that it was Dungeoneering bots being banned. I don't know if this is what Jagex are talking about in this post?

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#9 Milktea4me

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

It's nice that they're telling us from time to time.

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#10 Unrated

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

I know some people that haven't caught yet and did the "bug" with multiple accounts, although yea my opinion is the same of SAGE's.

Boo. lol

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#11 Manga

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

People complain they post these too much, back in 07 they never posted these and people wrongly claimed they were doing nothing. I like the constant attention to the bots more.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

View PostManga, on 04 January 2013 - 06:39 PM, said:

People complain they post these too much, back in 07 they never posted these and people wrongly claimed they were doing nothing. I like the constant attention to the bots more.
A little bit to late I suppose.

Boo. lol

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#13 Mike Wazowski

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Good thing I guess. The fewer bots, the better.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

They probably banned 4 level threes cutting yews, same thing - different day

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

At least they're trying, I guess.

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#16 BrotherVoid1

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

View PostIsobel, on 04 January 2013 - 06:16 PM, said:

View PostBrotherVoid1, on 04 January 2013 - 06:05 PM, said:

Does anyone have a link to the number of accounts on the HS as of today vs yesterday?  I know tip.it used to have it hosted, but I can't find it.  And looking at the 200m Hunter accounts, I still don't think they made much of a dent in the bot population :-P

Saw some videos about bots being banned on Youtube, they suggested that it was Dungeoneering bots being banned. I don't know if this is what Jagex are talking about in this post?
It wasn't anyone good... I was 733 rank DG this morning and am now 727.  6 people quitting?  I guess.  But I promise you there's more than 6 bots at 200m DG :-P

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#17 Zephyr Zephyr

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

Im glad they are banning bug abusers again instead of just resetting them.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Better than nothing, I'll take the free ranks too.

Any chance of raws rising, now 'bots' have been removed? Or has EoC ruined the raw market (especially in fish)?

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#19 Jay

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

It won't help anything though. The bot problem has done too much damage to the game for it to ever recover.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

I see 2-4 bots per grotworm still. Surely it wouldn't be to hard to ban them.




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