Stopping Gold Farmers Like Trying to Halt Tide, Says RedBedlam Founder

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Antilogic81

The Dutch managed to reclaim about 1/3 of their land from an ever present ocean....I'm pretty sure something can be done to stop this problem.

 

The real answer "We aren't going to pay X amount of employees or hire a Z amount of employees whose sole purpose is to hunt down farmers"

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neo1piv14

Exactly. Noone wants to fork over the money to pay people to watch for that kind of thing. Same thing goes for anti-bot codes. The only game I've seen that actually had a good antibotting system was a MUD that I used to play way back when. Whenever the game would detect that you moved in a completely systematic pattern and did nothing but attack, no talking, forming, etc, it would buff up the next mob you attacked. A player who was actually at their computer would see that and run away. A bot would sit there and die. Pretty simple stuff. I guess that's harder to implement in a non-text based game though.

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graill

There are plenty of ways to totally stop gold farming, however with subs in the millions the MMO industry would be killing revenue and they simply wont do this.

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Digital-Storm

Please tell.

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yugiah

As of yet, I think there is just one major mmo that managed to stop these guys pretty well. RuneScape, ridicule me, I don't care, but the truth is, illegal gold trade in that game is practiacally zero although quite a few liberties were sacrificed to keep it like it is now.

Just felt I'd point that out.

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chronium

and what did runescape do?

The only real effective way I can see to stop illegal gold farming is by offering a legal one run by the developer or publisher or whoever has the rights. That way they can provide a safe means for their customers to play the game how they want to.

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yugiah

They pretty much put limits on trade completely, so merchanting is gone now. Trying to give away something expensive for free is just about impossible, and most players were/are terribly upset. Check the website, because there have been tons of changes if you're interested.

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