1) Make a super rare "riddle" npc who appears in town next to the portals. He never appears at the beginning of the game, but randomly appears there while playing.
He is obvious, unique garb, and shouts something like "Pick the correct answer, to claim your prize" with a little caption about his head. He asks stupid insultingly easy riddles, randomly from a list that changes week to week. You get four answer choices, and if you pick correctly, you get a million gold, perhaps less for low levels.
The riddler is phased, and appears only to one individual at a time...never to everyone in a group. When teleporting back to town, you will see him, and trigger a 2 minute timer to interact with him and answer the riddle. (the timer targets afk botting).
Players who trigger the timer but fail to interact (especially consecutive failures) are flagged for immediate review. Players with a track record of answering the question are then prioritized for review in order of their inability to answer the riddles.
To make it fun for players who have good track records, he'll occasionally ask tougher questions about D3 lore, with bigger prizes than the million gold. E.g. maybe a few legendaries that only the riddler can drop, which will strongly encourage players to take answering the riddler seriously.
For every 4 non-public games a player creates or joins in a given day, he must play one public game completing one of the major quests with randomly assigned teammates. Other players may report player for bot like behavior, and blizz will prioritize investigation of accounts with the most number of reports....
Non-public games where the player does not leave town (e.g. for inventory management, crafting, or trades) will not be counted against the player.
Captchas are not the answer there are new things out like areyouhuman in which you have to do a game with little thought but computes can't figure them out.
Everyone is right Blizzard is not going to do anything because they are driving the prices up on both GAH and RMAH. Why would they take money out of their pockets they already have ours.
This just punishes legitimate players
RuneScape has this in like 2002 or so already. Guess what?
Exactly, the bot developers made riddle solvers :)
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