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Vondle #1 Posted 10 February 2021 - 07:53 AM

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Dear Commanders,

To improve your game experience, here are the actions we've taken on the Asia server in the last month to keep our game fair and clean:

  • 202 accounts permanently banned for botting

 

Please be aware that using bots is prohibited in our Game Rules:

5.07 Using bots, clickers, macros, keyboard and mouse recorders, or any other similar methods that enables gameplay without the participation or with passive participation of the player within the battle.

Players who use bots (programs that imitate user actions in the game), clicker apps, and other similar methods of imitating user activity are violating the Game Rules. Having found such a violation, Player Support specialists will block the violator from accessing the game immediately.
 

The full list of banned accounts is as follows.

1 – 10 Jan 2021 (11 accounts)
11 – 17 Jan 2021 (2 accounts)
18 – 24 Jan 2021 (100 accounts)
25 – 31 Jan 2021 (89 accounts)

 

NOTE: Reports submitted via the Player Support page are being processed individually by our team and will not be reflected in the list of banned accounts shown on this page. Please rest assured that all rule violations will be dealt with appropriately in due course.

 

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Ezz #2 Posted 10 February 2021 - 05:59 PM

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Seems you've cleaned a lot of p000000 out of the pond. Cheers!

Who the [edited] are you? Get Spoofed! "wouldn't be a proper WG balance change if they didn't [edited] something up after all "

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SJNKILLER #3 Posted 10 February 2021 - 09:18 PM

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if someone play blind shoot and you say use hack..fk off that...


 


Edited by SJNKILLER, 10 February 2021 - 09:18 PM.


dX_SNAKEEYES_Xb #4 Posted 10 February 2021 - 09:56 PM

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Waiting to see More bans in future...:) Good luck WG on keeping WOT clean.

LeSigh #5 Posted 11 February 2021 - 04:52 AM

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Vondle,

 

If you pop in again. Should players reported via the Google doc method promoted in Bot reporting on Discord appear in this list if banned?

 

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CrispyDuck_ #6 Posted 12 February 2021 - 05:12 AM

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Cheats next?

StinkyMoko #7 Posted 16 February 2021 - 08:26 AM

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You need to do more against the bot accounts. It's good you're doing something, but it is seriously not enough. 

LeSigh #8 Posted 16 February 2021 - 08:40 AM

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It's particularly irritating because all it would need is someone to play the game, know what to look for and take action.

 

I'm reporting up to 20 a day via the google doc and there are more I could report but:
A, It's time consuming if you are platooned and your platoon mates want to continue playing

B, You see players you are 90% sure are botting because of the location they go and how they play but because they are on their own not in a group of botters it's not enough evidence to prove it unless it's one of the dedicated bot accounts.

Right now a query on the player database for accounts created post 1st December with under 10 games in an Excelsior and the rest in SPGs would net you a number of the bot accounts. Another query for the same dates looking at the tier 4 Sentinel would. Thirdly one that does the same for the US tanks leading to the M41 HMC, and leading to the Grille.

That would clean up alot of the dedicated SPG bots but someone taking time to play the game in mid tiers during this marathon could go the next next step and watch for clustered SPGs. They could find the above accounts and also nail the large numbers of players botting the Marathon in SPGs at all tiers for a free tier 8 as well. At least half the SPG I'm seeing in tier 9 games are botting, players between 44% and 56%.


Edited by LeSigh, 16 February 2021 - 08:41 AM.

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Ezz #9 Posted 16 February 2021 - 09:10 AM

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As easy and effective as banning via query would be, they don't even ban based on a replay of arty synching, so i can't see it happening.

Who the [edited] are you? Get Spoofed! "wouldn't be a proper WG balance change if they didn't [edited] something up after all "

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LeSigh #10 Posted 16 February 2021 - 09:56 AM

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I've had 2 x 3 arty synch battles today, seen 4 Excelsior code bots and 2 Sentinel, plus at least 5 tier 9 botters. 

 

I've played 8 battles.


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LeSigh #11 Posted 16 February 2021 - 01:21 PM

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I forgot the Player_nnnnnnnnnn bots. They've been being reported for 3 months now. There are a few real accounts in the range but surely you could query them all with games in arty and if 98% of the games are in arty they are botting, cull them.
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StinkyMoko #12 Posted 17 February 2021 - 01:45 PM

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LOL, who are you guys talking to? :P

Ezz #13 Posted 17 February 2021 - 01:59 PM

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Each other mostly. We're well aware wg doesn't want to go anywhere near the botting issue beyond once in a while a wave that appears to catch a fraction of what's out there.

Who the [edited] are you? Get Spoofed! "wouldn't be a proper WG balance change if they didn't [edited] something up after all "

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morttresrapide #14 Posted 17 February 2021 - 04:54 PM

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the sad thing is a WG employee could use an account with any number of mods like free camera and/or arty/tracer  detector and just give them instant 24 hour bans each time they get banned it gets longer until perma ban

StinkyMoko #15 Posted 17 February 2021 - 07:10 PM

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Wouldn't it be nice if one of the W.G. gentlemen or women chimed in on the subject and said "Hey, I'm bloody sick of all the bots ruining the gameplay, I'm going to make it my personal mission to address this issue".

 

You can't tell me that anyone playing this game from tier 6 upwards doesn't notice the bots, the impact on the game is not exactly subtle. 



AlexTheKid72 #16 Posted 19 February 2021 - 02:44 AM

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Pretty sure there's a new program around that tells the bot to join the biggest lemming train.
Several games with even map distribution they looked left, then right, then left then right. Like they were unsure which lemmings were the stronger pack.

They are prolific in lt's now as well as arty :(
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kovacs #17 Posted 19 February 2021 - 07:10 AM

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Edited by kovacs, 07 March 2021 - 10:38 PM.


Ezz #18 Posted 19 February 2021 - 07:27 AM

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Scored a 66k 52% account with a prime replay. Numerous prems, reward tanks etc.. Feels good knowing that they won't be seeing any of that any more... well unless wg go limp.

Who the [edited] are you? Get Spoofed! "wouldn't be a proper WG balance change if they didn't [edited] something up after all "

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AlexTheKid72 #19 Posted 19 February 2021 - 08:32 AM

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The botters sure are taking the piss when they bot in-clan on 20k plus game accounts. Fearless.

I think the state of play means our hopes of bot removal are already crushed. They might slap 200, but there's thousands .....

Edited by AlexTheKid72, 19 February 2021 - 08:33 AM.

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Ezz #20 Posted 19 February 2021 - 08:42 AM

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This 66k account will be a good test case. Clear as day botting (can pm replay if anyone wants it). Lots of prems, 260, f155, fv183, 121b etc. and unless wg pull some bizarre 'but it was only one battle' shit then it should be all gone.

Who the [edited] are you? Get Spoofed! "wouldn't be a proper WG balance change if they didn't [edited] something up after all "

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