Diablo® III

Why BoA will not stop RMT or BOTS.

Actually, Badfish, you're completely wrong.

A change of IP is no causes for a ban to be sure. But the thing you overlook is this:

The VAST majority of people selling accounts do it FAR more than one time.

What they'll look for is not the IP of the person that changes the information, but the IP that was there BEFORE that information was changed.

They'll log that.

Then two or three times later, it'll all go back to the same range and IP (even if it's dynamic they'll have the mac address to ID it.)

Then, it's all over. They'll ban the account of the guy selling, not the people that bought it.

It will take some time, but it will weed out a great deal of it. Right about the time the sellers start getting their accounts locked down, it'll not be worth their while to do it anymore knowing they're "marked for death" if they do it again.

It's far to expensive to buy new computers and ISP's to make it worth while.


I think you dont undertand how this computer and internet thing works.

http://whatismyipaddress.com/change-ip

You can change your IP address every 5 minutes if you want to. Blizz doesnt ban IPs (which would be clearly pointless when you can change it easily) they ban accounts.

New computers? What are you even talking about with this one.
Reply Quote


Assuming much without evidence, no?


How much more do you need?

http://youtu.be/UPQYwjyXlXk
Reply Quote
Well, yeah.

They'll change their behavior but it won't be as lucrative as it was before. You can try to argue that nothing will change but that's not true. The changes will be a pretty severe blow to botters and farmers.

They will be much easier to manage under this new system.
Reply Quote
Well, yeah.

They'll change their behavior but it won't be as lucrative as it was before. You can try to argue that nothing will change but that's not true. The changes will be a pretty severe blow to botters and farmers.

They will be much easier to manage under this new system.


I wont argue that it wont lessen them. I did give the anology of the one drop can fill a 10 gallon bucket given enough time. The problem is that in 1,2 or 3 years will be full of these accounts and we will be right where we are now and we will have sacrificed trade, thus making legit players utterly unable to compete.
Reply Quote
Posts: 1,410
that tldr
Reply Quote
Posts: 2,752
View profile
As sad as it sounds, this scenario sounds a lot better than what we have right now. It's a lot more difficult for Botters to profit off it.
Reply Quote


Assuming much without evidence, no?


How much more do you need?

http://youtu.be/UPQYwjyXlXk

Never knew it was that bad. Horrible.

Blizzard has an ethical responsibility to work against this.
So does anyone who have the power to do so.
Reply Quote


Assuming much without evidence, no?


How much more do you need?

http://youtu.be/UPQYwjyXlXk


I am quite aware about gold-farms, but that wasn't what my statement was aimed at.

You generalized, that all who oppose BOA, are out to exploit the game, which simply isn't true. I'll re-quote your statement I reacted on.


Everyone against BOA just wants to further exploit the game and make money from it which should never happen at the first place.


Now, as I said, I am already aware of the grave situation regarding gold-farmers, I even posted links to articles about it. Because frankly, BOA or no BOA, there are just to much money in it. They will find other ways to milk the game for any ounce of real money they can get. I'll re-post those links, so you can see what kind of money we are talking about on a national level!

http://paxsims.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/virtual-economies-and-development/

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/report-chinese-prisoners-forced-play-online-games-guards-715.html

There are no way they are going to let that kind of income slip, just because of BOA.
Reply Quote
Posts: 5,810
+1 Well said Badfish

ps: I understand the ah issue, even though I hate too loose the luxury of a quick find lol, but this whole boa/no trade thing is a really bad idea imho.....


Its the treating of the symtom and not the diesese. The thing is the disese is incurrable. They just swtiched from one medication to another, but they will not be able to stem the tide.

Just because you can't completely cure the disease doesn't mean you shouldn't try to do so and if it minimizes said issues, then it's a success.

Making the best gear BoA may not stop RMT or botting but it would weaken the market for it and make it less lucrative for them to do so.

And you know what's funny, I don't see those against BOA really offering an alternative that would try to minimize botting and RMT.
Edited by Philmors#1843 on 11/18/2013 6:50 PM PST
Reply Quote

Please report any Code of Conduct violations, including:

Threats of violence. We take these seriously and will alert the proper authorities.

Posts containing personal information about other players. This includes physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and inappropriate photos and/or videos.

Harassing or discriminatory language. This will not be tolerated.

Forums Code of Conduct

Report Post # written by

Reason
Explain (256 characters max)

Reported!

[Close]