Just encountered a demon hunter bot in wild who only played taunt minions but never attacked although he did use the coin so the bot must be fairly advanced. He already had the tavern pass level 50 Illidan skin and this was diamond 6 but i’m Guessing due to the time (1:30am CET) must be running his bot all night to get xp... One silver lining was I did manage to nuke him down from 30 with C’Thun for the achievement
So bizarre what they did to their own game...an awful reward system followed by a mechanic to grind up that even a mindless sheep or a bot can do all day... Blizzard really needs to spend some cash and hire at least a good developer to the game, otherwise this game is fucked. The main staff actually doesn't have a clue on what to do in the game anymore. They are really incompetent and the Big guys are just greed, soon enough this game wil only be played by sickos, Internet-Lawyers, fakechildren-developers, worse stuff and so on... MAN! I still remember these days with nerubian spiders, cat hats and no overpowered cards. Less greed and right nerfs even if they would give back more dust to the players, at least they would fix the main issues.
Am seeing these bots as well on standard ladder, just got one tonite.
Warrior, plays all taunt minions apart from Deathwing Mad aspect and Armorsmith, dumps whatever it can play every turn and then ropes to the end.
easy win but took almost 30 mins of which about 23 mins was its turn
Blizz need to deal with this, How do I report by email some guy from Asia whose ID is 3 chinese (and Im not sure about that entirely) characters. Maybe you should get an xp penalty if the rope hits the end.
I actually like the time for exp, but I wish there could be some hybrid version, that also didn't encourage mindless aggro. maybe turn based instead of time based, that would actually encourage fast play and there would be less roping, but it wouldn't encourage mindless aggro, or at least not as much.... though I guess that's coming from a fast control player, my turns generally aren't much longer then any aggro player as I simply can model all the possible paths and make a decision fairly quickly.
Have you actually tried the link that was also provided here? firstname.lastname@example.org through an email.
As if that would work. I faced a bot at xmas, he was pressing heropower and then moving the mouse over it for the rest of the turn, doing nothing else. roping every fkin round. I did make a screenshot, sent blizzard an email with region, time, my acc etc but im 100% sure NOTHING will happen. Especially if its a system OUTSIDE the system (in this game outside the actual game). Coding an ingame feature would take little time and the result would be good, they get reports, they check reports, done. In this case, they have to check EMAILS, then search within their system for the game etc, it sounds complicated as hell, because you cant see the bnet acc of your opponent. Overall, just fucking stupid after so many years. Spagehtti code is real.
Although bots are definitely an issue, I feel like there are some underlying issues at work here too. Namely: 1) how roping currently works and 2) how experience is directly tied to the time length of games. Both in tandem create a system where bots roping thrive. Bots are already terrible for the game, but ones that purposely rope to milk experience further ruin it for current players. Hopefully blizzard does something about bots, yes, but also the other two problems on roping (maybe make it a chess system where players have a 'pool' share of time) and rewards based on time length (why is this a thing).
Yeah, I figured i was facing a bot yesterday. Odd Warrior doing nothing but Armor Up and roping. I would have conceded, but I was on a winstreak. His hero power button would highlight every 10 seconds or so, but never hovered over cards.
Have been reporting these guys every time I see one now (maybe 1 every 2-3 days or so ) , Hopefully something is being done.
most of the ones I get seem to be the warriors with nothing but taunts and ropey ropey. Easy to beat but it takes 25 mins. The real giveaway is when you see minions arrow repeatedley towards your face when you have a taunt on the board.
Can we get some feedback from blue that the HSreplay links I send are sufficient evidence.
I saw an extremely advanced bot recently. It played token druid but had programmed exactly how to play the deck most “optimally.” It prioritized which minions to play in what order, it went from left to right attacking face with the minions, it was pretty impressive, tbh. The only way I knew it was a bot was because I was playing mill rogue and they couldn’t recognize that my face was stealthed. They would ignore all my minions on board, and just try sending the same minion to my face over and over, in a very repetitively timed manner, roping out their turn without bothering to value trade my minions, just blindly aiming face again and again. They did it when my face became immune from evasion as well. It also knew when a taunt was in the way and would target the taunt before sending their remaining attacks to face. It even emoted “well played” when it had savage roar lethal, but my face was stealthed so they just did savage roar and kept trying to send their minion at my stealthed face.
reported a guy throught the hacks@blizzard email on the 10th who was a warrior doing the rope plus taunt minoins thing, I attached an HSreplay link and everything, encountered the same guy tonite, so if they are doing anything it isnt fast