1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest, Having Login Issues? Check this thread!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hail Guest!,
    Please take a moment to read this post reminding you all of the importance of Account Security.
    Dismiss Notice

NEWS [UO.Com] Macroers and Houses

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. petemage

    petemage Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,719
    Likes Received:
    1,474
    She could have moreover clarified it in public instead of just answering certain people in private. But that's her..

    GMs will use coming sense. I believe it when I see it. The same common sense they used to ban people at IDOCs, that blackthorn scripters or what not :pint:
     
    #101 petemage, Nov 28, 2019
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
    ShriNayne and Uriah Heep like this.
  2. Mayhem

    Mayhem Adventurer
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    18
    My question....why would they say anything at all, just enforce the rules using common sense....if the cops raid a drug house, I'm pretty sure they don't call first.
     
    Cyrah likes this.
  3. TheMiner

    TheMiner Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    56
    They might to their informants. Which in this case is maybe a 3rd of the population left
     
  4. Pawain

    Pawain I Hate Skilling
    Governor Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2003
    Messages:
    11,042
    Likes Received:
    4,531
    You can always cover your Turkey with that hat you wear.
    Happy Thanksgiving !
     
  5. Cyrah

    Cyrah Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,383
    Likes Received:
    557
    Bamboo hat? Oh yea, good idea Pawain! :) Happy T day to all of the turkeys!
     
    TheMiner likes this.
  6. TheMiner

    TheMiner Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    56
    So many ways to spin that lol, but Happy Thanksgiving all !
     
  7. Cinderella

    Cinderella Sage
    Governor

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    352
    Happy Thanksgiving
     
  8. Marquis de Sade 209

    Marquis de Sade 209 Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    225
    So as long as they are not scripting in a house everything is just fine? Resources can be put in a bank box as well, just saying! Unattended macroing to raise skills can also be done in a secluded area, especially on dead shards
     
    ShriNayne likes this.
  9. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria
    Professional Stratics Veteran Supporter Stratics Legend Glorious Lord ACW

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    4,339
    Likes Received:
    2,686
    Quit the stupid drama. None of this is about that. Seriously
     
  10. petemage

    petemage Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,719
    Likes Received:
    1,474
    As long as they pay for all accounts. This is all just about EJ when they say it only recently became a problem.
     
    Marquis de Sade 209 likes this.
  11. ShriNayne

    ShriNayne Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,911
    Likes Received:
    2,062
    I think the numbers showing the sudden 'huge problem' were made up, it all seems a bit odd and convenient, there has not been a steady rise in numbers, only that sudden huge jump.....Scripting and cheating were rife long before EJ started, the EJ players are now a convenient scapegoat, Messana herself said EJ accounts would be banned immediately, no warning, the bulk of the cheaters are still on paid accounts. They know they are much less likely to get banned, because they need the paid subs.
     
    Pawain and Uriah Heep like this.
  12. Merus

    Merus Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran CasteoftheForgotten

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,406
    Likes Received:
    2,884
    I think it just has to be said...

    As long as people like “Avatar” are allowed to openly and consistently flaunt the ToS, any talk of banning house owners for skill macroing in private “for the good of the game” is blowing smoke.

    IMO, the focus should be on scripting and ToS violations like advertising RMT sites, script farming mobs, multi boxing events, IDOCs, etc... not what some skill person is doing in his house.
     
    petemage, Theo_GL, Lord Frodo and 3 others like this.
  13. Theo_GL

    Theo_GL Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    6,673
    Likes Received:
    1,063
    If you really wanted to cut down on scripting - then limit the amount of goods any account can acquire in a day. After lumberjacking 2,000 boards you can't lumberjack anymore for another day. That would cut it down drastically. That and keeping endless journey accounts from acquiring resources.

    Again - rethink your systems and you wouldn't have to chase scripters.

    Endless journey has NOT brought back players and only really caused existing players to open a bunch of accounts. Another epic fail.
     
    petemage and ShriNayne like this.
  14. Theo_GL

    Theo_GL Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    6,673
    Likes Received:
    1,063
    Good ol 'Avatar' must be connected to the Dev team. Thats the only explanation for how only one person is able to blatently span general chat on all shards, all days, with no repercussions.
     
  15. GarthGrey

    GarthGrey Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Messages:
    5,197
    Likes Received:
    3,322
    Not only that, go check out his websight, it's a complete ripoff of intellectual property rights, there's no way BS/Mesanna doesn't know about that site and greenlighted it a long time ago.
     
    Theo_GL and ShriNayne like this.
  16. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
    Governor Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter Royal Knight

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2000
    Messages:
    23,700
    Likes Received:
    9,745
    They could kill scripting by putting in some sort of "minigame" that you have to perform to continue... If you mine for more than say 5 min then all of the sudden something pops up randomly that you have to do to continue... if you lumberjack for more than 5 min then once again something pops up you have to do...

    And they should have something that flags them if an account is running more than 16 hours in a day... anything more than that ought to flag them to send out a GM to have a look at what is going on. Especially if it happens more than 1 day... Sure some folk might play that much... but a normal person does sleep. Yes the GMs would then check up on some folk who aren't cheating or running bots but more often than not I'm fairly sure they would find a TON of bots this way.
     
    Draden likes this.