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#1 2014-01-30 02:35:58

seannybgoode
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Registered: 2014-01-30
Posts: 1

My castle just got robbed by a bot

Yup that's right. James Robert Winters in 935 steps, because the bot kept retracing its steps over and over. How do I report this/how do I post the security camera footage?

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#2 2014-01-30 03:59:10

Zalethon
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Registered: 2014-01-22
Posts: 23

Re: My castle just got robbed by a bot

Players retrace their steps often to see what they can see through the fog of war, which reacts more slowly than the player moves. Jason can see the footage anyway, and he checks the forum, so you've reported it just by posting this.

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#3 2014-01-30 05:05:13

SnakeAes
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From: SoCal, USA
Registered: 2014-01-23
Posts: 41

Re: My castle just got robbed by a bot

The fact that someone retraced his steps doesn't make him a bot. If you had a combination lock with hundreds or thousands of possibilities and he happened to trip the right one on the first try, THAT might be suspicious. But retracing your steps is something most players do all the time.


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勝兵先勝而後求戰,敗兵先戰而後求勝。
"Victorious warriors win first, then go to war; defeated warriors go to war first, then seek to win."
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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#4 2014-01-30 06:52:59

jere
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Registered: 2013-05-31
Posts: 540

Re: My castle just got robbed by a bot

Bots would be pretty awful at this game, I think.


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#5 2014-01-30 12:36:21

ChartaBona
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Registered: 2014-01-29
Posts: 20

Re: My castle just got robbed by a bot

Part of the reason for the self-test is because the game can't intrinsically determine if you're design is fair. If the game can't even figure out your maze, how would a bot?

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#6 2014-01-30 13:50:59

jasonrohrer
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Registered: 2013-04-01
Posts: 1,233

Re: My castle just got robbed by a bot

Yeah, I watched that tape.... it was long!

But your maze was really complicated (nice design there!), and the person was just being REALLY careful... trying doors, then back-tracking to make sure opening the door didn't have some side-effect elsewhere.

The longest robbery ever (in the last 5-10 days) was 2800 moves long!

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#7 2014-01-30 14:59:17

ukuko
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Registered: 2013-04-06
Posts: 334

Re: My castle just got robbed by a bot

jasonrohrer wrote:

The longest robbery ever (in the last 5-10 days) was 2800 moves long!

Yeah. And the robber only went one step into my house.

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