Botwatch Update

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Mod William

Mod William

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Botwatch Update

We recently introduced the next phase of our anti-bot technology Botwatch, and it's already showing its teeth in the battle against botting activity in RuneScape. Last night alone, we conducted a mass ban of no less than 20,000 gold farming accounts - all members - in addition to a huge number of free-to-play and trial accounts used for the same purpose.

This is a huge blow against gold farming, and you should see the difference in game right away. These new anti-bot systems aren’t limited to gold farmers, however - users of 3rd party clients and botting software are also being aggressively targeted by the newly updated Botwatch.

Of course, this is just one victory in the ongoing war against botting. Our zero-tolerance policy stands, and we won't rest while botting and gold-farming spoils your game. It's an ever-evolving race, but with continued hard work and the support of the community, we'll stay well ahead of the game. We're already working on the next phase of anti-bot tech, which we're looking forward to rolling out over the coming months.

The RuneScape Team

27-Feb-2013 13:12:25 - Last edited on 01-Mar-2013 11:35:42 by Mod William

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Does the 3rd party clients mean Swiftkit?????
I hope not.


Oh thanks, good to know that Swiftkit is still legit :). Keep on scaping.

27-Feb-2013 13:48:32 - Last edited on 27-Feb-2013 14:06:54 by Angrymouse

Rare Kitten

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Keep up the good work Jagex Team :D The anti-bot programming combined with the release of the '07 servers has made me wub you all again ^^

Keep those nasty bots out of our game!

Also, first time on first page woohoo!
Being a kitty playing Runescape since 2001, and successfully dividing by 0 since 1986!

27-Feb-2013 13:48:56 - Last edited on 27-Feb-2013 13:53:09 by Rare Kitten



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What's being done about the gold farming gamblers? Some gold farmers don't actually bot, and that's just as big of a problem. (Though the old servers have reduced the amount of gambling going on, one of the positive side-effects on the main game.)
20,000 is a lot though, I hope it's as obvious in game as it sounds like it'll be!

27-Feb-2013 13:50:04

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