Runescape allows players to decide the fate of bots

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    I'm sure we've all played Runescape at one point or another. The popular browser MMO holds millions of accounts and is still active after many years. However, the issue of botting in the game has grown significantly, with developers Jagex recently laying down the law with a massive 1.6 million account nuke on players who were caught botting. Now, to continue combating the issue, Jagex have come up with a new way to deal with bots: democracy.

    The new Botany Bay area, while having nothing to do with plants, allows players to decide the fate of those caught botting. First time offenders will be marked by a large dragon claw that comes down from the sky and points at them to show other players their disgrace. I'm not making this up. After the third offense, players caught botting will be transferred to the Botany Bay area, where the community will vote on their fate.

    Players who participate in a hearing at Botany Bay will receive a pitchfork as an item. They also have the ability to throw fruit at the botting player, just to add injury to insult.

    Botters found guilty can be executed in a number of bizarre ways, such as being stomped by a dragon or disintegrated by the light of the Runescape Gods.

    So, Runescape bots, a witch hunt seems in order.

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  2. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    I'm glad I quit that shit years ago.
     
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  3. Anakir

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    This sounds hilarious and amazing. I don't play the game though.
     
  4. Guild McCommunist
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    I used to play Runescape pretty hardcore as a kid. I haven't played it in years but it's a pretty solid MMO actually. Cheap membership cost, tons of content updates, and it's practically playable on almost any rig.

    This does sound really funny though.
     
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  5. Fear Zoa

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    I haven't played in about a year but bots were the main reason I stopped playing. Why don't they use instantly permaban them, they ruined the game, let them have it.
     
  6. Crystal the Glaceon

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    People still play/care about Runescape?

    I used to play the game years ago, I haven't played it since though.
     
  7. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    I think I may actually check this out, just to see it in action...from both sides.
     
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  8. chavosaur

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    I used to bot the hell out of Runescape and then sell my gold to my friends.
     
  9. ShadowSoldier

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    I play runescape. Well, when I feel like it. I love the daily spins they have. And hell, that 350k lamp thing for the daily spins was like the only reason I leveled up so much. I still do the daily spins.
     
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  10. Gahars

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    Sounds like a Kanga-rune Court to me.
     
  11. Daemauroa

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    well, glad they got civilized. because what is more civilized than pitchforks and throwing fruit at each other in court...
     
  12. ShadowSoldier

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    I think it's funny. Why not humiliate them?

    Honestly, the only time I ever used a bot was an auto clicker and that was like 6 years ago.
     
  13. raulpica

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    Cool, I'd play it just to send every botter out there to death :creep:
     
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  14. injected11

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    I'm sure the accused would just find a scape-goat.
     
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    The dialogue during the trial is hilarious as f--k.
     
  16. dgwillia

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    Thats pretty cool, most MMO's dont have anything you can even do against botters except report. I remember Maple Story had an item you could use on someone that made them have to answer a simple question, but then the little kiddies started abusing it.
     
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  17. Another World

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    i still play runescape on occasion. when they brought back free trade the botters started to pop-up again. this seems like a great way to deal with it. i want my pitch fork!

    -another world
     
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    I haven't played RuneScape in about 4 years and started back up during Summer boredness... I gots a 10 year cape =D
     
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    This seems...interesting, to say the least. Certainly an odd approach to it not seen very often.

    I stopped playing Runescape around 2006/2007 or so, though I've been thinking of checking out 2006scape the past couple of days. Certainly seems interesting to be able to go back to what I remember it being.
     
  20. Hells Malice

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    Jagex really should endeavor to create a more sophisticated MMO. They're honestly pretty damn good, it's just that runescape is really restrictive being a browser game that is meant to be accessible both graphically and content wise, to anyone.
    Creating something with a bit more depth would be amazing considering how good they are at bringing out content at a constant rate, and then things like this.
    It's sad the community has given Runescape such a bad name, but really Jagex and the game itself aren't bad in the least...though honestly runescape classic > modern runescape.

    Yeeah only a couple...hundred thousand people...daily.
     
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