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Invictus

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Jul 12th 2019, 23:12:10

I've read on some threads about bots or programs that help your country. Are these tools still being used or did I take wrong?

Marshal

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Jul 13th 2019, 10:20:49

players can't use bots or any other progs to run their countries automatically.

bots are game created to increase land available (and fluff up market but that's side-effect).
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sinistril

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Jul 13th 2019, 18:23:16

Originally posted by Marshal:
players can't use bots or any other progs to run their countries automatically.

bots are game created to increase land available (and fluff up market but that's side-effect).


Without bots the markets would be trashy as fluff. You can't tell me any of the non bot servers have healthy markets.

Marshal

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Jul 13th 2019, 19:33:08

well bot servers markets aren't great either.
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sfbob

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Jul 17th 2019, 12:07:49

Originally posted by Invictus:
I've read on some threads about bots or programs that help your country. Are these tools still being used or did I take wrong?


Bots used to be a thing back in the earth 2025 days, players using bots to run countries, it was illegal back then and would get you deleted and maybe banned, it confused me when I came back to EE to find that now Bots are legitimate entities but describing something different from back in the day. Anyhow seeing as player bots were a thing back then I don't know why they couldn't still be used now esp on FFA???

sfbob

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Jul 17th 2019, 12:13:10

Here you go http://wiki.earthempires.com/index.php/Bots

Surely if it was possible then, it's still possible now?

Marshal

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Jul 17th 2019, 13:04:53

possible? yes

against rulex? very much
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Pang

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Jul 17th 2019, 14:05:10

anything that runs countries/plays turns/submits actions for you -- whether that's a browser extension or an autonomous bot program -- is very much against the rules.

think of the "bots" we run more as NPC countries. These are run on a codebase that we control and are there to provide some stability for land/market. Sometimes that doesn't work as designed, though :p
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Bug

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Jul 18th 2019, 4:24:48

yeah like when they all used to run a ton of turns with no cash or food and kill themselves..

THAT was the funniest FFA set ever..