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OP  9/09/13 1:40:23 PM#1

Posted on Twitter by Mr. VanOrd himself...

  atenema

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Joined: 3/07/13
Posts: 6

9/09/13 1:56:16 PM#2

Yeah, it definitely appears to be getting worse. It seems as though every 10-15 minutes I'll need to add a few more gold spammers to the blacklist.

What makes it worse is there isn't an "easy" way to blacklist them either.  And sometimes the "clever" ones will whisper-spam you and by the time you get their ridiculously convoluted name typed into the blacklist, they'll have logged out and into a different gold-spamming character.

My current blacklist count is at 15 (all gold spammers.)

  Torvaldr

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Joined: 6/10/09
Posts: 5671

9/09/13 2:11:26 PM#3

There goes the idea that subscriptions mean less gold spam and botting. None of us with any experience or common sense thought that anyway.

@atenema - can't you right click the name in chat and report or ignore them?

I think a mind wipe so people could play an mmo like it was their first time again, would be easier to build than a new mmo people here would actually like. - DamonVile

  Vonatar

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/18/10
Posts: 572

9/09/13 2:15:37 PM#4
Blacklist the gold spammer and your chat window is nice and clean. Sure there are more, but you blacklist them too. Not a big deal.

  Aori

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Joined: 1/28/06
Posts: 1787

9/09/13 2:19:10 PM#5

You can blame this on the people who use qwerty as a password or the ones who can't help but click the non fishy square email saying they need to change their password.

Seriously people are on their forums right now complaining that square sent them an email to change their password and they got hacked because of it.

  atenema

Novice Member

Joined: 3/07/13
Posts: 6

9/09/13 2:22:02 PM#6
Originally posted by Torvaldr

There goes the idea that subscriptions mean less gold spam and botting. None of us with any experience or common sense thought that anyway.

@atenema - can't you right click the name in chat and report or ignore them?

Surprisingly not. The only options are to 'Send Tell', 'Invite to Party' and 'Friend Request'.

I would figure having a "Report Spam" /" Blacklist" option would be the norm at this point.

  Darknessguy64

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Joined: 8/30/13
Posts: 237

9/09/13 2:22:24 PM#7
Hah, you can see the spammer in the back too.
  echolynfan

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Posts: 721

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9/09/13 2:30:43 PM#8

I'm sure they'll do something about the gold spamming soon (and it IS awful) and while I originally joined a U.S. server (Ultros) SE was nice enough to transfer me to a Japanese server. So now...along with the gold spammers I get to look at cool Japanese writing I can'y understand.

I keep getting the urge to say konnichiwa to everyone :)

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  Reizla

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Joined: 12/09/08
Posts: 3032

MMORPGs are no longer about the mass multi-user anymore *sadly*

9/09/13 2:35:07 PM#9
Originally posted by atenema
Originally posted by Torvaldr

There goes the idea that subscriptions mean less gold spam and botting. None of us with any experience or common sense thought that anyway.

@atenema - can't you right click the name in chat and report or ignore them?

Surprisingly not. The only options are to 'Send Tell', 'Invite to Party' and 'Friend Request'.

I would figure having a "Report Spam" /" Blacklist" option would be the norm at this point.

Best way to easy blacklist these spammers:

  • right-click name and select reply
  • use shift to mark name and press CTRL-C
  • open social panel - blacklist
  • add person to blacklist - CTRL-V
Though still not very fast, it's the best way to make sure you have the right name to add to the blacklist.
 
...and yeah... gilsellers are appearing more and more :'(

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  Darknessguy64

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Posts: 237

9/09/13 2:37:18 PM#10
Hopefully the BUYERS will be banned soon....
  atenema

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Joined: 3/07/13
Posts: 6

9/09/13 2:39:44 PM#11
Originally posted by Reizla
Originally posted by atenema
Originally posted by Torvaldr

There goes the idea that subscriptions mean less gold spam and botting. None of us with any experience or common sense thought that anyway.

@atenema - can't you right click the name in chat and report or ignore them?

Surprisingly not. The only options are to 'Send Tell', 'Invite to Party' and 'Friend Request'.

I would figure having a "Report Spam" /" Blacklist" option would be the norm at this point.

Best way to easy blacklist these spammers:

  • right-click name and select reply
  • use shift to mark name and press CTRL-C
  • open social panel - blacklist
  • add person to blacklist - CTRL-V
Though still not very fast, it's the best way to make sure you have the right name to add to the blacklist.
 
...and yeah... gilsellers are appearing more and more :'(

Thank you so much!

I'm not sure why I haven't thought of doing that yet (lol) but this will make adding in the "Liilliji Iiljjil" names much, much easier! <3

  Ikeda

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/07/10
Posts: 1972

9/09/13 2:43:31 PM#12

Yea.. I have a couple on my list now.. but more disturbing is the Barrens-like chat I dealt with lastnight.  Some dude was telling people to kill themselves if they were furry lovers or f&!#ts.  He then PM'd me and told me to kill myself.  (rolls eyes)  Seriously, how old are you dude... (I did not respond, I just Blisted him with the goldspammers)

 

  Onoria

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Joined: 11/15/11
Posts: 23

9/09/13 2:52:02 PM#13
Why not just create a new channel with only FC, whispers and friends. That's what i did

  dave6660

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9/09/13 3:29:12 PM#14
Originally posted by Onoria
Why not just create a new channel with only FC, whispers and friends. That's what i did

This is usually the best option for any game that supports custom channels.  "Global" or "World" chat is universally annoying and rarely has anything worth reading.

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  Sk1ppeR

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Joined: 4/29/12
Posts: 534

9/09/13 5:45:48 PM#15

I remember Gw2 being literally nucked by botnets to brute force account data since day one. What they did was to implement SICK security systems and guidelines for a minimum time. Let's see how long it takes Square to protect its users. Being all premium and whatnot :) Fast forward a month or so onward ... there hasn't been a single gold spam in the chat in Gw2.

 

so...all your P2P fallacies are just that ... fallacies. A way for you to explain to yourself why are you supposed to pay a monthly sub for a service that should otherwise be already there regardless if sub or not. Yet its not there :))))))) 

  kmpat

Apprentice Member

Joined: 4/05/13
Posts: 14

9/09/13 6:08:19 PM#16
Where there is demand there will be supply, but I agree SE need to do something about this on their end.
  Sircampsalot08

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Joined: 3/12/13
Posts: 18

9/09/13 7:12:51 PM#17
Originally posted by Reizla
Originally posted by atenema
Originally posted by Torvaldr

There goes the idea that subscriptions mean less gold spam and botting. None of us with any experience or common sense thought that anyway.

@atenema - can't you right click the name in chat and report or ignore them?

Surprisingly not. The only options are to 'Send Tell', 'Invite to Party' and 'Friend Request'.

I would figure having a "Report Spam" /" Blacklist" option would be the norm at this point.

Best way to easy blacklist these spammers:

  • right-click name and select reply
  • use shift to mark name and press CTRL-C
  • open social panel - blacklist
  • add person to blacklist - CTRL-V
Though still not very fast, it's the best way to make sure you have the right name to add to the blacklist.
 
...and yeah... gilsellers are appearing more and more :'(

 If you receive a RMT /tell spam, the easiest way to add the spammer to the blacklist is to type /blist add <r>, which adds the person taht sent you the /tell to your blacklist.

You can also use the command /blist add "Player Name" (with the " ") and if you see a spammer in front of you, you can target them and use the command /blist add <t>.

SirCampsalot

  Voqar

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Joined: 1/28/04
Posts: 477

9/09/13 7:18:28 PM#18

IMO they only way this stops is to obliterate buyers.

 

These games log everything.  The data is there.  If they wanted to, these companies could identify and get rid of the cheating losers.  Simpley delete the accounts of and cc ban anybody caught buying AND publish that you are doing this.  Take it a step further, put it in your TOS that you will publicly riducle cheaters and publish their character names, guild names, and servers.

 

If players regularly saw a list of deleted players getting posted they might think twice about cheating.

 

Since there is little enforcement and cheating is all but condoned, it's become a normal part of the MMORPG scene, which is just lame.

Premium MMORPGs do not feature built-in cheating via cash for gold pay 2 win. PLAY to win or don't play.

  Hitman211

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Joined: 9/09/13
Posts: 53

9/09/13 8:48:06 PM#19

Buyers are the problem for sure.

If you stop giving them money they will go elsewhere.

If you don't like spending time to build your character, his bank, and his wallet...you are playing the wrong type of game.

 

I wouldn't mind a player buyer ban wave, open up those servers a bit and send a strong message out to people.

  rykim86

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Joined: 10/15/10
Posts: 238

9/09/13 8:55:11 PM#20
Originally posted by atenema

Yeah, it definitely appears to be getting worse. It seems as though every 10-15 minutes I'll need to add a few more gold spammers to the blacklist.

What makes it worse is there isn't an "easy" way to blacklist them either.  And sometimes the "clever" ones will whisper-spam you and by the time you get their ridiculously convoluted name typed into the blacklist, they'll have logged out and into a different gold-spamming character.

My current blacklist count is at 15 (all gold spammers.)

/blist add "name"

 

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