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#1 Nov 27 2013 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
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I have been levelling Botany on Ultros, as I live in the UK I mostly play at off hours for everyone else, so its often just me and the bots (many of them), today I watched a bot supposedly trying to harvest oak logs from Rootslake (guessing it was those nothing else there is likely worth it).

Only this bot was useless, it would constantly spaz out, walk (it was perma stealthed) out into the middle of no where jump about a bit then walk back, over and over. Walk up to a tree look at it, then do nothing , then walk up to the next, look at it, do nothing , then the next and even occasionally it would actually do a bit of botany and harvest, but it was so bad I had to wonder if it was even worth it, to lose the char with such an obvious poorly programmed bot.

Any one else seen Bots behaving badly, any funny stories to tell?
#2 Nov 27 2013 at 10:48 AM Rating: Good
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Sounds like it could be someone testing a new bot to me.
#3 Nov 27 2013 at 10:53 AM Rating: Good
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Could have been a kid in another country just goofing around.
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#4 Nov 27 2013 at 10:56 AM Rating: Excellent
I've had people come up to me as I do stuff, and try to interact with me, I guess gauging whether I'm a bot or not.

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Best I can do is send them a tell with, "Wish I was doing something more exciting for you to watch." That gets a laugh back. Then they leave.
#5 Nov 27 2013 at 11:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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AngusX wrote:
Could have been a kid in another country just goofing around.

I told my LS that if they see me just jumping up and down in one spot, it's probably my 2 year old hitting the space bar over and over and over. Maybe I should teach him to mine for me.
#6 Nov 27 2013 at 11:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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svlyons wrote:
AngusX wrote:
Could have been a kid in another country just goofing around.

I told my LS that if they see me just jumping up and down in one spot, it's probably my 2 year old hitting the space bar over and over and over. Maybe I should teach him to mine for me.


2 years old!!! He should DEFINITELY be earning his keep by now lol. Mine them shards baby.... MINE EM!
#7 Nov 27 2013 at 1:39 PM Rating: Excellent
Seen the same thing with mining. One stealth character slowing walking around where iron ore is mined.

At first I thought it was a new player and sent him /tell letting him know the bombs in the area were non aggro. I got no reply.

Logged out to get my day started with. When I logged back in around 8 hours later he was still there with his slow invisible walk. Never seen him mine a single thing.

Maybe he was role playing the ghosts from ffxi gusgen mines
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