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WG - can something be done about this?? In every game there is at least one or two.

Maybe I am TOTALLY wrong, but this is the observed behavior - I can not think of any other explanation, but a bot.

 

1. No camos

2. They stay in spawn until someone starts shooting at them or they see an enemy

3. They shoot at the closest enemy

4. No effort to change course - showing broadside or not even trying to use islands

 

It is becoming worse and worse. What can be done?

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22 minutes ago, Zen71_sniper said:

WG - can something be done about this?? In every game there is at least one or two.

Maybe I am TOTALLY wrong, but this is the observed behavior - I can not think of any other explanation, but a bot.

 

1. No camos

2. They stay in spawn until someone starts shooting at them or they see an enemy

3. They shoot at the closest enemy

4. No effort to change course - showing broadside or not even trying to use islands

 

It is becoming worse and worse. What can be done?

 

dont worry.. some of those are real players. just very bad at game...

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15 minutes ago, Zen71_sniper said:

1. No camos

Why does this denote a bot?

 

I don't use camos

(a) Because the models look so good without them

(b) They look like an explosion in a toddlers crayon box for the most part.

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4 minutes ago, The_Tyke said:

Why does this denote a bot?

 

I don't use camos

(a) Because the models look so good without them

(b) They look like an explosion in a toddlers crayon box for the most part.

As long as you don't play dds that way the damage you inflict on your team doing this is still negligible. It is still stupid and likely losing you games, but hey. 

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20 minutes ago, robihr said:

 

dont worry.. some of those are real players. just very bad at game...

I thought about that option, but they don't move until enemy is at their spawn. For me that is a telltale of a bot.

 

Really bad players in BBs, are already at the map border by that time :Smile_teethhappy:

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2 hours ago, Zen71_sniper said:

I thought about that option, but they don't move until enemy is at their spawn. For me that is a telltale of a bot.

 

Really bad players in BBs, are already at the map border by that time :Smile_teethhappy:

 

Well, grind your way up to the high tiers, you'll be surprised how many bad players linger around in the spawn area and those are not bots, as they make their dissatisfaction known in chat about how bad the team plays.

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2 hours ago, The_Tyke said:

Why does this denote a bot?

 

I don't use camos

(a) Because the models look so good without them

(b) They look like an explosion in a toddlers crayon box for the most part.

 

Talking about taking things out of context. OP cleary stated camos was one of four points to assume, its a bot. :Smile_facepalm:

 

3 hours ago, Zen71_sniper said:

2. They stay in spawn until someone starts shooting at them or they see an enemy

 

I have noticed this behavoir several times now. This is really really odd. Yesterday a New York showed this in my team, today also in my team a Bayern. Before that a Montana in the enemy team. The Montana i thought to be afk, but the moment I shoot him, he starts moving & shooting back. Had this a few times before but definatly increased recently. It tends to be BBs, altought, its easier to notice if a BB is showing this "playstyle".

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To be honest, many of the things You describe are more proof for a really bad player than a bot. And to be even more honest, I sometimes wish I had more bots inmy team than the usual potatos..

 

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Sometimes i wish my teams contained bots, just logged off after a 5 loss streak because of weekend warriors doing their best to lose the game.:fish_palm:

A bot plays for the objective, actually aims okay, uses correct ammo types every now and then, makes an effort to dodge torpedoes.

 

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If there were a plague of bots that'd be an improvement to average player skill.

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My "bot" loaded in game and literally spend his entire game doing nothing but sit in the spawn waving his gun around. His only in game reaction was to insult the enemy team and call himself a hero as they kill him :fish_palm: I think I'll rather have actual bots if this is the case.

 

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Since I don't have a replay here is the result screen:

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He literally did nothing the whole game, nothing. 0. I've seen actual AFK ships that get some exp but this is a first.

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Funny how I first read this topic and then go play my first ship for today and our only CV player is afk. I'm not sure if he started to move after he had been detected by the red onslaught as I was busy evading shells and failing xD

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8 hours ago, warsinger2 said:

Fun fact those pve bots are actually better than a good 1/3 of the player base. 

 

They know how to;

  • Aim
  • Move
  • Focus fire

1/3 of the player base only knows a 1/3 of those points :Smile_trollface:

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9 hours ago, warsinger2 said:

Fun fact those pve bots are actually better than a good 1/3 of the player base. 

One third? You're being generous, sir, make it more like a solid HALF.

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Bots are pretty rare imo,  what you guys see are slow loaders or disconnected players. Easy to see because the guns stay in neutral position.

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11 hours ago, warsinger2 said:

Fun fact those pve bots are actually better than a good 1/3 of the player base. 

 

1 hour ago, lafeel said:

One third? You're being generous, sir, make it more like a solid HALF.

 

You 2 are far too generous, Id have bots instead of 75-90% of the human players.

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On 11/10/2017 at 4:00 PM, The_Tyke said:

Why does this denote a bot?

 

I don't use camos

(a) Because the models look so good without them

(b) They look like an explosion in a toddlers crayon box for the most part.

As you might've noticed, OP gave a long list of things indicating that someone is a bot - it's the combination of them, not just lack of a camo, that makes him believe he's not facing a real player. There are many players that don't use camos but for a bot it's pretty damn unlikely to spend credits on one, seeing how he gets no real benefit out of it and it adds additional unnecessary cost to the battle.

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1 hour ago, Lieut_Gruber said:

Bots are pretty rare imo,  what you guys see are slow loaders or disconnected players. Easy to see because the guns stay in neutral position.

 

No, they're really not talking about those. Actual bots are pretty common. (the ones that only start moving or firing a single salvo after they've detected an enemy, and then stop once again waiting to be killed). They really are like a plague

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I've seen at least one, an Atlanta not doing anything until engaged, then moving and shooting randomly (AP against hillsides on the opposite bearing to the enemy...). Another was either a quite clever bot or an unbelievably bad player, wasted smokes, used guns instead of torps and torps instead of guns.

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16 hours ago, pra3y said:

He literally did nothing the whole game, nothing. 0. I've seen actual AFK ships that get some exp but this is a first.

To be honest, it is nice he indicates he is from the derp clan... 

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1 hour ago, Cosseria said:

or an unbelievably bad player, wasted smokes, used guns instead of torps and torps instead of guns.

 

Earlier today in Co-Op I saw a person "forget" that their T4 Cruiser Kuma wasn't a DD, as they only used torps (1 torp hit that I saw out of 10+ fired) and I didn't see them fire a single shot, not a single one!

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