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People are running bots to farm items.

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  • Broco
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    Originally posted by Kidades View Post
    And they get what? 20 common/uncommon items and maybe one rare which they can sell for $0.5 after 20 hours of abusing?
    This is not how this works. If they are clever they have everything automated, the e-mail-account-creation, steam-account-creation and playing the actual games.
    Basically what they could do is to set up a VM-Host and create like 20-30 VMs (virtual machines - aka a software that emulates a computer you can handle just like a real computer, e.g. play Dota on it) and play one instance of Dota on each VM.

    The number of VMs is only limited by the hosts hardware, you can easily rack up a lot more VMs with better hardware especially since Dota runs on Linux and Linux is VERY efficient with virtualisation.
    Realistically I think with a little pimping on a modern PC you can run ~50 instances of Dota on one PC. And that fast $0.5/20hours becomes $1/hour.
    Add more machines = more money.
    Might not seem worth the effort for most of us but there are countries where $1/hour is considered a pretty nice income, especially since you don't really have to do anything except investing in hardware, and hardware has become incredibly cheap.

    Edit: Before you get suspicious, I'm an IT-guy and work a lot with scripting and virtualisation and this is how I would do it, IDK if this is actually the case, just wanted to point out that you aren't limited to one instance per physical computer.
    Last edited by Broco; 11-02-2016, 09:35 AM.

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  • Staples
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    Currently 2-3 botters in co-op bot matches on average right now, it's basically impossible to do a bot match on off hours because the cosmetic farm botters will throw every game.

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  • Tappie
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    I reported three bots that are partying up last night, but I see their still playing check this it's one of their recent games 2354485502 I call it battle of the bots, and valve was nice enough to give one of them an item.

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  • Tigro
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    I experienced something similar, alchemist running attackmove to mid for several minutes, then somebody (wisely) abandoned. This will have the same impact as botting in Diablo 2, who remembers, knows, that D2 botting killed last season completely, by absolute inflation of high runes. But here it can go to more serious matters, getting marketable items, for real money.

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  • KiLerZolika
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    Can someone send me a replay ID? I want to see that "bot" because I never encountered with it.

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  • Noo
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    Originally posted by Kidades View Post
    And they get what? 20 common/uncommon items and maybe one rare which they can sell for $0.5 after 20 hours of abusing?
    Or 3 Arcanas, who knows?

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  • Keowee
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    Originally posted by Kidades View Post
    And they get what? 20 common/uncommon items and maybe one rare which they can sell for $0.5 after 20 hours of abusing?
    Never underestimate Asian grinding. No matter how (in)effective the script abuse is, the fact is they are doing this.

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  • Kidades
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    Originally posted by Kumori View Post
    pay?
    They can do this for free afaik.
    Create free account.
    Recruit them.
    play untill they are lvl 10 for the bonus battle points.
    Create new accounts.

    Repeat.
    And they get what? 20 common/uncommon items and maybe one rare which they can sell for $0.5 after 20 hours of abusing?

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  • Kumori
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    Originally posted by Heh_ View Post
    Who would pay money to run bots in order to unlock untradable boxes?
    pay?
    They can do this for free afaik.
    Create free account.
    Recruit them.
    play untill they are lvl 10 for the bonus battle points.
    Create new accounts.

    Repeat.

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  • Heh_
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    Originally posted by zangetxu View Post
    Bots are there to get levels, inorder to get that box unlock, they are farming cuz they have 400% battlepoint increase. Mb valve find someway other then account mute. to punish them.


    This will be happening till 3 jan, untill then we got no choice i guess.
    Who would pay money to run bots in order to unlock untradable boxes?

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  • zangetxu
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    Originally posted by vladn View Post
    Report who? the BOT? the account on which the BOT is playing/using? And then what? the account will get muted... big difference...
    Bots are there to get levels, inorder to get that box unlock, they are farming cuz they have 400% battlepoint increase. Mb valve find someway other then account mute. to punish them.

    Originally posted by F2P View Post
    All these bots do is start off with boots, run mid, feed, and fill up their inventory with bracers throughout the entire course of the game.

    I really hope Valve gets some detection going soon on this since it's a pretty obvious pattern to pick up. I really wish they would have the stones to just start shutting down accounts from playing altogether when they bot.
    This will be happening till 3 jan, untill then we got no choice i guess.

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  • Keowee
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    Bump?...out of all threads about this issue this is the only one that got attention of more than 2-3 users.

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  • Linken
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    Practicing my druid in a bot match. Encountered a player-bot on my team.

    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198096829068/

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  • sakeoe
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    Originally posted by func_door View Post
    Bots that do what? Bots that actually play the game would probably require some interfacing with the game's datastream, which is more easily detected than a bot that doesn't need that because basically attack-moves to mid constantly
    They just queue for a BG then run into enemies and die.

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  • Heh_
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    Originally posted by sakeoe View Post
    Im not a bot expert but doesn't Blizzard catch botters all the time?
    Nope. Blizzard is notoriously bad at catching botters/hackers. The in-game economies crashed due to rampant botting. Blizzard's banwaves only catch a small proportion of botters; those that use publicly-available "free" bot programs. The good botters write their own programs and don't get catched.

    Also as func_door said, botting in Dota2 is much, much easier as all the bot needs to do is click at an area and ignore anything that occurs in the game. D3/Wow bots still have to interact with the environment.

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