I know by now that everyone is getting tired of reading about the trials and heartaches of Eve Online bot users. These poor souls have lost their primary income stream because CCP came out and for no good reason introduced in Inferno the unified inventory system that is so complex that bot developers are still having difficulty adapting to it 9 days after launch. But I feel that these sort of problems need some attention so the Eve player base can give these suffering players the support they deserve.
Over the last two days I've focused on mission bots like H-Bot and Questor. But all types of bots are affected by the changes introduced in Inferno. Today's subject is the family of bot collectively known as Eve Pilot. I'll focus mainly on Eve Miner but I'll start off with another product from this developer, Eve Trader.
Eve Trader is, like the name suggests, a market bot. But Inferno made it much less effective than before.
29 May - 30 May
peanutym: newest version after inferno. old version you gave me did this also.
Buy or Sell orders it will scroll down 2-3 notches then stop. Seems to
work fine for exporting and changing the prices. it just thinks that its
over when its not. Only noticed it today, so upgraded versions and
reran setup with no travel.
Slav2: At first, if you use VMWare, I am not responsible for any
scrolling/mouse clicking bugs. VMWare is prone for such sort of bugs and
only VMWare 7 + Windows 7 shows more or less good stability here and
recommended to use. Second. Dont use newer items yet, some items were
renamed/added in Inferno and I did not add them to bot yet.
peanutym: Here is the logs. i stopped it once it went from sell order to buy
order. This time it didnt even try to scroll down and didnt go to the
last order in the list. Stopped 1 before it needed to start scrolling.
I also noticed it didnt update any of the orders. What setting do i
need to change for that? i have my current buy and sell taxes correct.
max price is 10%, min volume is 5%, sell profit is 5%, buy profit 5%.
its been that way since i got the bot and worked fine until inferno. So
maybe this has something else to do with it. also as said before no vm, running xp pro. never had an issue before inferno
joffrey1: Every time the trader clicks on "export file" in game, there is a popup
confirming that the files have been exported. The bot does not respond
to this, and I have to manually close the popup and check the box saying
"do not show again." Despite this, every time the bot exports any file
in game I get a pop up window. Is there anyway to disable these popups
or get the bot to recognize it? Also note this happens randomly, sometimes i log on the bot and get no popup.
Slav2: To disable popup you need to pause bot during first run and make
personal and regional exports ones. Then unpause bot and continue first
run. Bot should detect popups, but it does not wait for this window for a
long time. If you have lag this is possible outcome.
I never thought of TiDi as an anti-market bot tool. So CCP Veritas fights bots as well as makes big fleet fights possible. Is there anything he can't do?
Of course, the initial release of the bot after Inferno gave every indication that Eve Pilot users were in for a long rocky ride. This was the response 3 days after launch.
Slav2: Please test this beta version and reply if you found any bugs. Couple of modes were temporary disabled, miner will not work with POS and will not use jettison containers.
I don' know if I should feel sorry for this guy or laugh my head off.
Xanii: Any idea how much longer? I just bought this last night and can't use
it. It would be nice if there was something saying it was not usable
yet or at least not let me buy it while it doesn't work... Can I get the downtime added to my subscription please?
Slav2: Probably another day. It was able to complete first run but need more
tests before I release newer version. I dont think $0.17/day is so
important to care about. You may refund your order and repurchase later
if you need to save a few cents. Btw, how did you activate your license?
You could not do this without serial and you need to complete first run
to get serial. The term of your license does not expire w/o activation.
I think Slav2 is a bit agitated. But notice he says it will only be another day? Remember, he is dealing with his English speaking customers here. As I pointed out last week, he told the Russian bot users it might take weeks.
Some of the features were slow to appear and some users began to doubt.
jsvdfs: when can we expect the rest of the features? I am particularly interested jetcan mining. 5-6 days?
Slav2: I have added jetcan support but did not test it yet and was/will busy in RL today/tomorrow.
Kolerazie: @jetcan support. yes, unfortunately, does not go! He may not shift the 2nd load(cargo). Hangs itself on opening.
jaykay: Got a rough ETA on next version Slav? Not having fleet mode is a killer =)
sinthetix: Just wondering... Is this thing ever going to work? I just shelled out
60 bucks for something I can't even use. I only had EVE Pilot for about a
month and just got used to how to set it up and now it doesn't even
work. Maybe you should hire some help or something, I don't know. I feel
like I've been ripped off. I've been patient and I understand the game
has changed but damn. I got friends asking about this program and now
they aren't even sure if they want it.
So is this thing ever
going to work again or what? I've only just gotten the program recently
and haven't seen how you guys update it or how long it takes, but when
everyone says it would only be days and now it has turned into a week,
when does a week turn into multiple weeks and then months? I haven't
really seen any updates yet, just a link to a beta that doesn't work
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be a dick at all. I
just want to know whats up with this thing. I check everyday and it is
frustrating to look at the threads and see things like ''last post 1 day
ago'' and ''last post 1 day 12 hours ago'' etc..
Eve Pilot is a collection of 3 bots. In addition to the trading and mining bots mentioned above a courier bot exists. Three bots and one developer. I've blogged about Eve Pilot before and I've never been impressed. The bots are broken and probably will remain broken for quite some time. I really don't understand why anyone would go through the aggravation of having a bot. Especially Eve Pilot. Add that CCP Sreegs and Team Security is looking for botters to take all their ill-gotten booty away and I'm just amazed that a market exists for this type of product.