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#1 Posted : Friday, May 13, 2011 2:10:56 PM(UTC)

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I would like to propose 3 reasonably small changes aimed at making CCP hate us a bit less and making questor stay under the radar bit more:

1. Loop and stuck handling. It's a bit tricky to do right, but for people like DT it should be walk in the park. Questor should be able to catch situations where:
-it's stuck doing nothing due to missing gate, weird popup or soft dc.
-it's stuck repeating some action infinitely (examples - spamming undock every 3 secs due to with invalid bookmark, or trying to board t3 ship with popup about possible skillpoint loss)
-it's stuck trying to complete particular mission infinitely.

2. Graceful logoff built into bot itself. Being able to do it without ton of ugly hacking with cron and doing it gracefully (completing mission, liek player would, instead altQ-ing eve process) would help a lot in making typical Questor user online patterns more reasonable and thus avoiding CCP's and other player's attention.

3. Hardcode maximum time limit of 3-6 hours/session into Questor (not directeve!). It is something that's trivially easy to change for everyone with just minimal amount of clue (i.e - everyone who reads this forum) and it will keep totally clueless idiots from running the bot 23.5/7 and bringing CCP's attention to us. It's really a natural extension of current "don't be stupid" policy of limiting Questor use to people with alt least minimum amount of clue.

CCP has already caught few unlucky Questor users with their behavioural tracking. The major worry is that if such cases will continue and even increase (we can expect that some of banzored RR users might flock to here, and those guys ain't the sharpest tools in the shed...), CCP will follow their metrics and switch their attention to us. Another risk is, that if players start seeing mission runners that run 23/7 (after agent nerf and spreading out of missions hubs, such bots will be much more noticable), they will get suspicious and we might expect the same level of backslash, hate and threadnaughting the mining bot have received).

Edited by user Friday, May 13, 2011 2:23:37 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified


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