Do you ever make a statement to the whole world (or at least the entire Internet) and are wrong? Do you ever confidently make a statement on the Eve Online forums and are wrong? And when you are wrong, are you ever happy about it? I am. That's right, I made a statement last week that within a few days after Inferno's launch that the bot developers would get their act together and all the bots would be working again. Reading the forums shows that a week later that bots are running, but not very well.
For my first example for how wrong I was, I point to the H-Bot mission/ratting bot. I thought that the developer had everything figured out in the first 24 hours, but he was a little optimistic. On the 22nd, just like real players, botters started reporting issues interacting with player owned stations.
H-Bot: Shit+clicking the open button opens containers of any kind in a separate
window. So shit click open your corp hangar and position it on the left
of selected item. H-Bot now shift+clicks when opening containers.
synchr0s: and what if i use Corporate Hangar? now it always opens default "LOOT" division
Clevik: When I warp away from the corp hangar, it isn't automatically close the
corp hangar ammo window due to being too far away. Hbot is going to
have to close the window before continuing to rat.
H-Bot: This will probably be fixed by ccp tomorrow. If not I'll make H-Bot close that inventory.
Pepko: Any solution to the problem, that when you open corp hangar it shows you 1st tab all the time ?
Me_me_me: I´m still waiting to this fix. It´s getting completely annoying to
having close that window by manual after 1st reammo. HBOT should close
that window. Please fix that urgently!
The release notes for both the 24 May and 26 May releases said this about the issue: *crickets* For me, the funny thing is that the H-Bot dev is waiting on CCP to fix issues.
Even after the latest release on the 26th the bot contained bugs that potentially could get a ship destroyed.
s1ut: Warped to a Anom that was BM and finished ( some reason one of the
Sentry Guns Didnt Vanish ) The bot just sat there loosing shild and
salvaging i manualy warped out when it got to 40% shild left
Diligent: That (failing to warp after finishing an anomolie) happens since last game update and few HBOT patches. Before it was perfect running but lately it starts to loop after
finishing anomaly. It says that it don't see warp text but he is not
even clicking warp on results. HBOT does nothing about scanner window,
he opens it then "20:21:41|White arrow not found!"
mini breaks this option is enabled in 3.5 260512 ?
H-Bot: Yes mini breaks work. Keep in mind this is to simulate afk for few
seconds so use only low values for the duration because the bot goes afk
even when fighting.
lethalzero: beware i lossse one ship today for this
Even yesterday botters were reporting issues involving the unified inventory.
mevip: i have ammo problem too ... tried to test it last night ... drake with
no ammo *ammo refil enabled and bookmarks configured* . sent it into
battle and it didnt detect its out of ammo ... it wass fighting with
drones only ...
flabberjack: thats a different problem. the issue is with t2 ammo i think. when it drags onto the yellow area they do not move ammo across
lethalzero: please admin restore de old system for the ammo windows please
Something tells me that these bugs are helping Team Security find botters. Can you imagine a Drake continuously warping to and from a mission site for an hour without firing a shot? Obvious botter, right? So that might explain these last two entries.
Red Bull: btw, there are still bans occuring. fuck ccp
jastog: A lot of my corp mates got banned in last week. +14 days and all of them got negative wallet
I know that a lot of players have legitimate gripes with the unified inventory system. But from my standpoint as an anti-botting blogger I really hope that CCP continues its plan to improve the system instead of rolling it back.