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Need a CAPTCHA for mining

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Marcus Harikari
#1 - 2012-10-29 11:10:43 UTC
This bot/RMT mining problem is way out of hand. I propose that every time you fire your mining laser/strip miner, you should have to enter a CAPTCHA! Seriously, guys, this needs to stop! It's unfair! I work hard for that isk, hunting sleepers in wormholes, and some month-old character in a retriever is making more money than me? I demand there be changes, or else I will have Reese's for breakfast!
Rordan D'Kherr
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2012-10-29 11:11:47 UTC
I am curious how the new bounty system will impact the bot thingy at all...

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Brooks Puuntai
Solar Nexus.
#3 - 2012-10-29 11:15:02 UTC
CAPTCHA won't stop botters and will only annoy those who actually do mine. CAPTCHA is getting worse and worse to the point where only a computer could understand what they are.

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Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#4 - 2012-10-29 11:16:37 UTC
So, basically, you want to push out humans and make it a bot-only affair.

How about no.
Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#5 - 2012-10-29 11:17:11 UTC
I would never play a video game that requires a CAPTCHA for any in-game activity.
EvEa Deva
Doomheim
#6 - 2012-10-29 11:20:27 UTC
Drunk legit players and captcha don't mix.
CCP Falcon
#7 - 2012-10-29 11:21:59 UTC
Moved to Features & Ideas Discussion. Big smile

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Robert Warner
Back Door Burglars
#8 - 2012-10-29 11:22:31 UTC
You're suggesting that Captcha, one of the most infuriating concepts ever devised on the internet, should be introduced into a game?

Games are meant to be an enjoyable experience. There's a direct conflict of interest here.

There are many other ways in which bots could be discriminated against. The real question is whether CCP is willing to introduce measures to do so.
Robert Caldera
Caldera Trading and Investment
#9 - 2012-10-29 11:37:08 UTC
1) how is a high sec miner making more money than a WH dweller?
2) captchas suck balls, really.
T1nyMan
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2012-10-29 11:54:17 UTC
man these bots are getting complex.. you are all totally believable.. Shocked

Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#11 - 2012-10-29 12:19:34 UTC
De'Veldrin
Adversity.
Psychotic Tendencies.
#12 - 2012-10-29 13:34:08 UTC
No just no but Hell No.

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Zan Shiro
Alternative Enterprises
#13 - 2012-10-29 15:23:54 UTC
Marcus Harikari wrote:
I work hard for that isk, hunting sleepers in wormholes, and some month-old character in a retriever is making more money than me?


either you are doing it wrong....or you joined a wh corp that is screwing you over on your cut.



Jin alPatar
Entertainment 7wenty
#14 - 2012-10-29 19:56:56 UTC
Marcus Harikari wrote:
I demand there be changes, or else I will have Reese's for breakfast!


Absolutely! And while we're at it let's add 10 second timers any time you want to shoot someone in hi-sec. You hit your weapons, and a popup counts down 10 seconds before it fires. Also works on any aggressing modules like warp jammers.


(seriously, though. CAPTHAs? I need 3-5 tries for every one because I can't read the damn thing. If you're going to implement a time penalty on legitimate players, then add a time penalty on something you do. How about you need a captha to warp away from a station you just undocked from? That would certainly make things interesting!)
Sigras
Conglomo
#15 - 2012-10-29 20:03:27 UTC
CAPTCHA doesnt stop bots, it just annoys humans.
Val'Dore
PlanetCorp InterStellar
#16 - 2012-10-29 23:05:02 UTC
Echoing what everyone else said. CAPTCHA makes me homicidal.

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Nevyn Auscent
Broke Sauce
#17 - 2012-10-30 05:46:50 UTC
Lvl 4 missions make more money, lets implement CAPTCHA on them
And lets implement CAPTCHA on Logi pilots in 10/10 DED complexes also, since they can be bots, or basically afk once they get going. so every cycle of logi they have to do a CAPTCHA before they can Rep again......


Or..... yea, lets not.

That 1 month old character in a retriever will make about 5-7 Mil Isk an hour, assuming he's constantly at his keyboard. Since he also has to move his goods to market. Which takes time. Or sell to the region wide buy orders which are lower price.
Ganthrithor
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#18 - 2012-10-30 06:13:50 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Moved to Features & Ideas Discussion. Big smile



Can you move it to the circular filing cabinet instead?
Verity Sovereign
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2012-10-30 07:09:34 UTC
Zan Shiro wrote:
Marcus Harikari wrote:
I work hard for that isk, hunting sleepers in wormholes, and some month-old character in a retriever is making more money than me?


either you are doing it wrong....or you joined a wh corp that is screwing you over on your cut.


Step 1: Set up many 51 day trial accounts

Step 2: Train said accounts to fly retreivers

Step 3: Multibox them all to an asteroid belt (or ice belt if you are lazier)

Step 4: dock them all up half an hour later, receive ISKies

I often see multiple retreivers all flown by accounts with very similar names that aren't much over 10 days old... then 1 mack or Orca flown by a much older account near the cluster....

Its much easier to do with ice that doesn't deplete.


Why train into a mack when you can simply fly an additional retriever?
Jin alPatar
Entertainment 7wenty
#20 - 2012-10-30 15:06:44 UTC
Verity Sovereign wrote:

Step 1: Set up many 51 day trial accounts


If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, this got fixed. You no longer get a plex for a buddy invite if the buddy extended the trial by using a plex. Only if they use real money.
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