Originally Posted by Nebel
I like to cheat in video games as well. Almost always in single player games. Online games, botting, etc. Guess I just love living on the other side.
Although I don't do things to hurt other people (scam, cheat in FPS games - I don't play those).
I'm kinda fine with people like you. Botting in online games (e.g. extensive farming) is something the game design is to blame for. There are only two reasons to bot:
1) Because it's an endlessly repetitive activity that requires you to play like a robot anyway.
2) to make tons of ingame money and potentially real money (chinese farmers).
1) Is the game's fault because first of all NO game should force you into a robot's routine - I'm looking at you MMORPG's, especially those Asian (well no, mostly Korean) ones.
2) Is also indirectly the game design's fault. ANY online game which is designed ground-up to revolve around getting as rich as possible (Runescape, Maple Story) and rewards you to sit 24/7 doing a robot's job in order to get rich (see point 1) has already shot itself in the foot and rolled out the red carpet for botters.Treating a player like a machine will inadvertently make him/her use an actual machine to get the job done and is therefore terrible game design.
So yes, while botters can make me rage when I'm trying to sell something on WoW auction house...I can also thank them to keep the prices low (and more importantly stable) for when I'm buying things, so some insanely rich nutter can't price-jack everything through the roof.
FPS hackers however can burn in the deepest circle of hell.Edited by Tippy - 6/23/12 at 9:29pm