Simply Illustrated - Why Battle Points No Longer Matter.

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  1. The*Defiant

    The*Defiant Forum Overlooker

    I have played since 7/2009. And played this game honestly the entire time. Spent money. A ton of time. And for what? To sink players like the below (I edited the name) and they never fire back. Oh yeah...he was "farming".:( P.S. And why should I spend more money for better cannons and more cannon slots? This guy has a strong boat and I just chained him non-stop while he was running on "auto-pilot". I think my boat is strong enough!

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    ☠FIREBALL☠ Junior Expert

    m8 your wasting your time 95% bot now 50% bot 24/7 i know of some acc. have now botted for over 8 yrs. They could delete all the bots but it would leave about ten of us so game would close.
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  3. Satan_Himself

    Satan_Himself Forum Baron

    Im not trying to defend the perpetrator, but sometimes it is not worth to shoot back when you hit 90k and get shot for 220k without crit.
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  4. The*Defiant

    The*Defiant Forum Overlooker

    That isn't the problem I am having in this case. I am chain-sinking them and they aren't shooting back. They don't mind just "giving away" battle points in exchange for the 24/7 ability to farm. I think it is pathetic, in light of the spirit of the game. But that is just my opinion.
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  5. Bawdyn

    Bawdyn Forum Baron

    Not all ships that don't shoot back are bots and not all ships that return fire are live players.

    I rarely bother to shoot back, particularly when someone is hitting much harder than I do or has twice the HP. That said, if someone were chaining me, I'd try to get to a different map as quickly as possible. ;)
  6. The*Defiant

    The*Defiant Forum Overlooker

    You are correct on not shooting back (say it's a "live player" - probably a noob that sees it as pointless) and on returning fire (an "auto-player" battle option). But in this scenario, I am the one chaining the "auto-player". So my complaint is concerning the "auto-player infestation" of the game. This particular guy I chained has other boats, and when he is getting sunk and knows it, he comes after me without hesitation. But that is not a problem: the Light of Tortuga or Sharkfang Bay are always good options.:)
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  7. StarLightS

    StarLightS Active Author

    I've seen you rant about auto players for quite some time now and mate, it won't work I'm sorry. Players have been botting for 8+ years so why do you think they're gonna start banning everyone now? And you haven't got a respond from any staff yet about auto players right? That means they don't bother to ban them cause this is such a small game and the auto players are still buying the packs which means they make profit from them even if they bot. I'd also prefer if there were no botting but I've played for like 5 months now after my 7 year break and nothing's gonna change
  8. The*Defiant

    The*Defiant Forum Overlooker

    There will not be even a remote possibility of any change if it goes unmentioned. The staff does not normally respond either, btw. (And for the record, players have been banned for cheating; I knew one who got a one-year ban because she not only told me so, but also why - for using an "illegal exploit"). But hey - if you don't mind questing in the higher maps and it takes you a lot longer because the "auto-players" are shooting for yulong coins, then good for you. I choose to give my opinion. That is what this Forum is for. (And it is only recently that we have had this dramatic of a change, where the "auto-players" run 24/7. That should be pointed out by players who care). But I do thank you for your opinion.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2020
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  9. Bawdyn

    Bawdyn Forum Baron

    I wasn't questioning your scenario, I'm sure you can tell when its a bot. :) I just wanted to clarify your statement to make sure that others reading this thread didn't misunderstand and assume that all ships not shooting back were bots. ;)
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  10. The*Defiant

    The*Defiant Forum Overlooker

    Gotcha! Thanks was a good idea to clarify that point.:)
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  11. ~turnip~

    ~turnip~ Old Hand

    Defiant, you been complaining of bots and players with "non-spyable" names for as long as I can remember, even since the days where I was chaining you for being a noob. here's your simple answer:

    Non spyable players: if you don't know how to obtain their ID from mateys, learn it. changing the text format for spy is a non priority task for bigpoint and with all the background work they're doing for new client and more pressing issues, you won't be seeing a change in the text for spy function any time soon.

    Bots: Unfortunately, the others are correct. a huge chunk of the player base now bot so the approach to such rule breaking has changed from "if you're caught you're banned" to "it is not allowed, we won't instantly ban you if caught, but we prefer if you didn't" This change is through no fault but bigpoints and unfortunately, because of that, the bots now present a huge chunk of any monetary profits they receive and they can't really afford to ban these players for a prolonged period of time, hence the temporary ban waves and not permanant bans.

    As for the lack of joy from chaining bots that don't shoot back: chaining any player on a normal basis whether they shoot back or not is boring anyway. if you don't like it, don't do it, regardless of it they started it or not.

    you don't have to like these answers but they are the truth and reality, no change will be bought about this for a long time so you're unfortunately gonna have to suck it up and live with it like the rest of us. no amount of moaning will make them change it quicker, moderators can only pass up the feedback, they themselves will probably be tired of doing so because the developers don't do nothing about it.

    Just find the parts of the game you enjoy and play it. if there isn't any then stop coming on for 15 minutes of fame every buccaneers bounty and just quit the game and live your life. chao
  12. The*Defiant

    The*Defiant Forum Overlooker

    Here is my suggestion back to you: Don't let my "moaning" bother you, mate. If it bothers you, stop reading my posts in Forum. Last time I checked, we have free speech (at least here in the U.S). And you might want to re-read the "Subject Line" of my post: "Simply Illustrated - Why Battle Points No Longer Matter". And they no longer do. P.S. And since I don't think you work for Bigpoint, I would advise you not to try to speak for them.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2020

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