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Awesome response! Nice idea about the townportal captcha, and the ah captcha! These points are all valid. YES! Even if we did not stop a large portion and 100% of the ah bots that alone would be awesome! Also adding a bonus to the captcha (+mf, dps, armor, resists) for a limited time would make this much more acceptable, and feel much less intrusive. Thanks for your input. Much appreciated!
A) Utilize a program the fill out captcha thus making this change only inconvenience legit players.
B) Assuming captcha could never be overcome by a bot program....
Botters would physically enter the captcha and bot. Do you seriously believe that people won't invest 5 seconds every 30 minutes for otherwise free money?
Botting isn't the only thing 'killing the economy'.
Assume botting is completely removed from D&D. Guess what?
People can still AH flip for mass gold compared to farming.
People can still buy gold from the RMAH and 3rd parties.
Since Blizzard can't just erase the existing gold and marketplace the end result is an insignificant change.
You may now assume I'm a botter because I oppose an idea that I don't believe would work.
Edited by babinro#1836 on 12/7/2012 3:25 PM PST
The point is this would stop a LOT of the botting
And yes they can watch it, but you really think all these botters sit at the pc all day? These bots can run while they sleep, go to work. Whatever.. Ah flipping is part of the game. that has nothing to do with people using 3 party programs to run the game for them....
Edited by ZeN#1564 on 12/7/2012 3:34 PM PST
If blizzard uses a unique captcha server side it will crush demonbuddy. If they use some !@#$ty captcha program it wont do %^-*. Either way blizzard wont add captcha. 80% of blizzards income off diablo 3 is botters buying new keys and selling on RMAH
Yea well if the value of items went back up because bots can't farm them anymore, or as many. this would also increase the money blizz gets from rmah because the price of items would go back to where it should be, and the legit players would finally be rewarded for the time and effort they put into the game, instead of people who bot to the top, and don't even really play the game at all. they deserve what they put in. Nothing
Edited by ZeN#1564 on 12/7/2012 3:42 PM PST
Captcha does nothing to people who can program a freaking bot to play Diablo 3 for them. You think reading some text and repeating it would be any sort of challenge whatsoever? No.
yea the programmers themselves may find a way around it eventually, but the people buying the bots and using them by the hundreds would not know how to bypass this. Shhh botter go away
Edited by ZeN#1564 on 12/7/2012 3:41 PM PST
catcpha can be very easily defeated by bots.
Any hardcore download would know JDownloader is pretty decent at beating catcpha from Rapidshare and so on..
and like several comments above, there could be a sentry that's taking care of the bot fam and can just manually key in the catcpha
also, by having a catcpha I feel alot of player will get irritated and quit. the player base is already in a very sad state now.
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