CaraLox

Jack Of All Trades
Characters
Loxana/Mrs Doubtfire/Cara Lox/ShamRoc/Axalon/Mini me
Platform
iOS, PC
With each update comes a new learning curve... we are all learning new stuff together! :)
Yes, and over all I really like the changes and kudos to the otters @Sarah Otter (share with your colleagues) very nice job and God speed on fixing the bugs :) thank you.
 
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Diet

Mad Otter Games
Developer
Just to be super clear.

What is happening now on live:
  1. A player exhausts a node.
  2. They click once. Get a warning message.
  3. They click twice. Get a warning message.
  4. They click a third time. Get a warning message.
  5. They click a fourth time. Get a warning message.
  6. They click a fifth time. They are kicked from game back to character select.
  7. The player logs back in.
  8. They click that same gathering node again. They will get kicked back to character select. THIS IS THE BUG.
  9. ...this continues on....
  10. The player has now been removed back to character select a total of 4 times.
  11. They click one too many times on an exhausted node. They are kicked back to character select for the 5th time...
  12. But now that it is 5 times, they are banned for 1 hour.
  13. After the hour is up. They log back in, and they can do it all over again.
This is how we want it to be happening:
  1. A player exhausts a node.
  2. They click once. Get a warning message.
  3. They click twice. Get a warning message.
  4. They click a third time. Get a warning message.
  5. They click a fourth time. Get a warning message.
  6. They click a fifth time. They are kicked from game back to character select.
  7. The player logs back in.
  8. They click that same gathering node again. They get a warning message (the bug is now fixed!)
  9. They click again, get a second warning message.
  10. Yada Yada Yada
  11. They click a fifth time, they get kicked back to character select a second time.
  12. ...this continues on....
  13. The player has now been removed back to character select a total of 4 times.
  14. They click one too many times on an exhausted node. They are kicked back to character select for the 5th time...
  15. But now that it is 5 times, they are banned for 1 hour.
  16. After the hour is up. They log back in, and they can do it all over again.
 

Caly

BRA Member
Characters
Caly Adaria Chrysis & 2 others
Platform
PC
Just to be super clear.

What is happening now on live:
  1. A player exhausts a node.
  2. They click once. Get a warning message.
  3. They click twice. Get a warning message.
  4. They click a third time. Get a warning message.
  5. They click a fourth time. Get a warning message.
  6. They click a fifth time. They are kicked from game back to character select.
  7. The player logs back in.
  8. They click that same gathering node again. They will get kicked back to character select. THIS IS THE BUG.
  9. ...this continues on....
  10. The player has now been removed back to character select a total of 4 times.
  11. They click one too many times on an exhausted node. They are kicked back to character select for the 5th time...
  12. But now that it is 5 times, they are banned for 1 hour.
  13. After the hour is up. They log back in, and they can do it all over again.
This is how we want it to be happening:
  1. A player exhausts a node.
  2. They click once. Get a warning message.
  3. They click twice. Get a warning message.
  4. They click a third time. Get a warning message.
  5. They click a fourth time. Get a warning message.
  6. They click a fifth time. They are kicked from game back to character select.
  7. The player logs back in.
  8. They click that same gathering node again. They get a warning message (the bug is now fixed!)
  9. They click again, get a second warning message.
  10. Yada Yada Yada
  11. They click a fifth time, they get kicked back to character select a second time.
  12. ...this continues on....
  13. The player has now been removed back to character select a total of 4 times.
  14. They click one too many times on an exhausted node. They are kicked back to character select for the 5th time...
  15. But now that it is 5 times, they are banned for 1 hour.
  16. After the hour is up. They log back in, and they can do it all over again.
So one more question just so I know is the ban just that character or account wide because I know I am only 1 click away from ban. Not complaining just would like to know for future reference.
 

CaraLox

Jack Of All Trades
Characters
Loxana/Mrs Doubtfire/Cara Lox/ShamRoc/Axalon/Mini me
Platform
iOS, PC
So one more question just so I know is the ban just that character or account wide because I know I am only 1 click away from ban. Not complaining just would like to know for future reference.
click and find out...:devilish: buahahaha
 
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CaraLox

Jack Of All Trades
Characters
Loxana/Mrs Doubtfire/Cara Lox/ShamRoc/Axalon/Mini me
Platform
iOS, PC
Lol thanks for the helpful answer. You trying to get rid of me? 😝
if you dont get an answer before I get home I will logon to test and try it :D
 
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Ekimie

Hunter
Royal Guardian
Platform
Steam
So one more question just so I know is the ban just that character or account wide because I know I am only 1 click away from ban. Not complaining just would like to know for future reference.
Get the ban when you were loggin out for bedtime and you're good to go in the morning
 
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Starker

Legendary Hero
Characters
StarkerBR / Starker Reborn
Platform
Android, PC
I was unfairly banned while collecting. You can't really see the exhausted collection point, make it red then! Ridiculous this system of banishment, innocent people are being harmed
 
Platform
PC
I was unfairly banned while collecting. You can't really see the exhausted collection point, make it red then! Ridiculous this system of banishment, innocent people are being harmed
The fix for the bug will be in the next patch, as previously stated by dev :)
 
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Joleen

BRA Member
Royal Guardian
Characters
Kavita, Katona, Chephirah, Avani, Lash LaRue
Platform
Android, PC
I've not seen one plentiful gathering spot, but the highest my main character can go is Stone Gardens and the areas under that level. Right now, all I'm feeling is the punitive end, and perhaps if I saw even one plentiful node, anywhere, my opinion could 'possibly' change some. I've seen PD talking a lot in world about how 'fun' these nodes are and not one person has chimed in to say, "Hey, yeah! I had so much fun on that plentiful node I found . . ."

There is always great controversy that comes with big change. I think the lowered drops of globules and gems added a 'stink' on top of what could be a good thing, so I'm not going to beat the drum on something the devs said they'd fix within a couple of weeks, but the changes have hurt a great many people. A large amount of people who won't go to the forums and complain - they simply leave the game.

Botters, cheaters, and exploiters come and go, it's always the faithful player who pays for what the bad guy does.
 
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Platform
PC
While you may have only seen me talk about the plentiful nodes in world chat, many others are looking/finding them. <I mentioned it in world chat because many do not read patch notes and I wanted to try to 'get the word out'>

Your best bet for finding these nodes will not be in 'normal' gather areas. Guildies and I have had luck in regular zones...Like Cook Cavern or Hogfish Mine - places that people don't normally go for gathering.

These nodes are like Zingara for combat. They're rare. They're random.

Regarding the glob drop rate, devs have stated that this is being looked at and addressed in the next build. I don't recall gem drop rate dropping, but my memory is not all that great.
 
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Kitty the Hunter

Villager
Platform
PC
I am concerned that while this bug is in place players are getting warnings and bans they would not have gotten if the bug was not active. Can we get our records 'purged' after the bug is fixed for any players who have only made a simple mistake?
 
Platform
PC
I am concerned that while this bug is in place players are getting warnings and bans they would not have gotten if the bug was not active. Can we get our records 'purged' after the bug is fixed for any players who have only made a simple mistake?
I believe Diet said in another post that it's not actually a ban. You are simply booted from the game for an hour.
I don't think the current system keeps track of who is banned or how long.
 

Kookaburra

Bog Frog
Characters
Kookaburra, Kooky
Platform
PC
I've not seen one plentiful gathering spot, but the highest my main character can go is Stone Gardens and the areas under that level. Right now, all I'm feeling is the punitive end, and perhaps if I saw even one plentiful node, anywhere, my opinion could 'possibly' change some. I've seen PD talking a lot in world about how 'fun' these nodes are and not one person has chimed in to say, "Hey, yeah! I had so much fun on that plentiful node I found . . ."
Well I will chime in now then. I have not gone out hunting them but have found several (maybe half a dozen) when I am out running normal zones. They are great fun - tons of mats, gems and plenty of bonus drops and repair globules. My hunter with mid-30s gathering skills has gained at least 25 levels from plentiful nodes alone with no special effort to go out and hunt them down. When I have been with my normal playing partner and we see one, we have taken turns until the plentiful node is empty. I am a big fan - they are fun and profitable!
 

Kitty the Hunter

Villager
Platform
PC
I believe Diet said in another post that it's not actually a ban. You are simply booted from the game for an hour.
I don't think the current system keeps track of who is banned or how long.
In one of his posts, Diet said the records of whoever is warned or banned is kept forever. Player can get a warning now and again in a year and it would still count towards the ban. I will try to find that.
 

CaraLox

Jack Of All Trades
Characters
Loxana/Mrs Doubtfire/Cara Lox/ShamRoc/Axalon/Mini me
Platform
iOS, PC
In one of his posts, Diet said the records of whoever is warned or banned is kept forever. Player can get a warning now and again in a year and it would still count towards the ban. I will try to find that.
I rememebr that too, also see to remeber sayingsomething like in the future that couldmaybe possibly be changed...
 

Majenta

Villager
Forum Moderator
Platform
PC
I didn't find it but if its important devs will clarify.
Post 34 in this thread.

The game "counts" the number of times you have been kicked to char screen, and that count remains. So the fifth time it happens, you get an hour long kick (effectively a ban) even if that is long after the 4th time. As Diet stated in that post, they may change that in the future.

But I don't think they are keeping a list of all those banned for botting, or publishing a "Mad Otter's 10 Most Wanted." The game simply remembers you were kicked before, in much the same way that it remembers you were level 46 before you rebirthed. There are more sophisticated ways they can investigate to see if someone is actually botting, this is simply a first stage.
 
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