Free Trade = More Botters

United States
February 13, 2011 9:29pm CST
How satisfied are you, with free trade? I thought it would be a good update, but I was proved to be wrong. Wherever I go to get raw resources (Mine ores, chop yews), the area is FILLED with botters and I happen to lag severely in those areas. I wish there was a solution to all those botters. Are you guys satisfied with Free Trade? Or was it just an invitation from Jagex, to bring more botters... Please comment!
9 responses
• China
16 Feb 11
The most important is not about botting! It is about scamming! There should be a scam dectect system. I have being scammed off 6.6mil already. eventhough i quited but it is still really sad seing all those people being scammed out there. Doubling money, Tripling money, Membership etc. It is not acceptable. There is at least thousands of player being scammed off 1mil or more. This is not acceptable of what they are doing. Botting and scamming.
• United States
20 Feb 11
Yepp, and we need to report every single one of them... It's too bad we can send only one report per minute. If not, I would go to a popular botting site and report everyone of them, and then go to the next world.
• China
21 Feb 11
If you have notice there was around 5 bots at yews and mining guild or drawven mine. AFTER the free trade was back, now there is at least 10 at the mining guild, 8 at the yews.
• United States
24 Feb 11
There is a lot more. I logged into a random world and there were about 30 people in the Yew Tree area next to the Grand Exchange...
@bobbajob (80)
28 Feb 11
Botters are allays going to exist in the world of Runescape, but know these bots are getting to advanced meaning that jagex will find it increasingly hard to ban them. At the moment i believe that removing the trade limit has made it a whole lot easier for people who by runecape products with real money. But i have noticed that jagex has been taking over many sites which offer bots
• United States
28 Feb 11
Its true that botters will always exist. Jagex is definitely working on shutting down botting sites. However, not all of them will be shut down. There will always be a few. There are endless amounts of bots there, all we can do is hope for them to be banned.
• United States
12 Mar 11
That's really good on what they're doing! It's kind of the same as finding runescape accounts for sale on ebay haha. Hopefully they're still shutting down those accounts on there.
• United States
18 Jun 11
Actually, eBay helps get rid of those. I've talked to my friend who is a gold seller on eBay, and he says that it is really hard to sell gold because eBay shuts down the auctions because it violates the terms. At least some big companies are helping out with the Real World Trading!
• United States
15 Feb 11
I am definitely unsatisfied with the return of free trade. Because of free trade, scams are back, and with vengeance. Now, the botters have redoubled so they can transfer the money to their main account. It is terrible. Jagex probably have no clue of what they are doing. They probably just wanted more players to join. It is amazing what people will do for money...
• United States
20 Feb 11
Lol, Jagex probably put Free Trade back up for the amount of players to be back up. In Grand Exchange there are loads of people who will try to scam you, and say that they will "double your money"
• United States
12 Mar 11
yeah... earlier today this guy tried to scam me by closing trade and replacing rune set with iron set. haha it made me laugh then he scrammed.
• United States
28 Mar 11
yea i know wat yall mean this guy said he would give me full rune (g) for 800k but i never got the rune from him!
@Jul14nch0 (1414)
• Argentina
14 Feb 11
This is my point of view: I love that these things are back... I love the duel arena, I make millons there and I can now transfer them to my other accounts. I love pking and getting all the stuff the other dude was carrying. Now... the bad thing is that I am not sure if we could trust Jagex anymore. They told us that they have now a much better bot-detecting system, and also I have heard about botters with rollbacked stats and people beeing IP banned for botting. However, I have an IRL friend which botted 99 str, cooking, woodcutting, defence, and I don't know what else, with FREE bots (which are easy to detct for Jagex) and still have not been banned. And I also see a lot of botters out there every day. Is this true, that they actually can fight against botteres? Or they just need to increase the number of players and the revenue? (notice the servers have a lot more players now). Jagex said that WILDERNESS AND FREE TRADE WOULD NEVER COME BACK, years ago. Now I don't know if I can trust them when they say that last holliday items are NOT going to become rares, and I doubt about everything they oficially state.
• United States
14 Feb 11
I think we just need to report the botters and hope for the best. I might camp at a popular botting site and just report people there... It might take some time because you can only send one report per minute, but it will be for the best of Runescape. Jagex should get more moderators to look at these popular botting hospots and ban/rollback them... I love wildy though :P
• United States
28 Mar 11
The problem with reporting botters is that jagex may not even bother looking at your report, my friend is a mod and even he cant really help prevent botters i dont think jagex even cares anymore
• Portugal
1 Sep 12
Jagex is being money angry for the past few months. Watch squeal of fortune and solomon store. There are more examples.
@swanny686 (150)
• United States
1 May 11
I don't really mind the return of free trade, I usually have my public chat off so I don't see all of the website spammers. All the extra bots are just fun to lure into stupid situations, green dragons are the best place to do it haha
• United States
18 Jun 11
Yeah, you can usually earn a few hundred thousand gold from killing the bots that try to kill the green dragon in the wilderness.
21 Feb 11
Botters existed far before free trade's removal, and even then flourished during the lack of free trade. It has only allowed people to automate for themselves in the game world, as opposed to buying the items using real money. Now, they can do both in-game and out of game purchases.
• United States
24 Feb 11
Yeah. It's just that a lot more botting activity is showing after the free trade update...
@JackTidd (29)
• Canada
26 Apr 11
The game in general angers me now, I was account jacked a few months back and had 40M stolen from me, I finally got my account back, changed my password recoveries, ect. and a few days later it was stolen again... It's too easy for people to recover your account.... I am greatly considering starting a new level 3 and buying about 100M online.....
• United States
21 Mar 11
Alright, here's my two cents about the JaGex's decisions. They took away the wild and free-trading to stop Real - World Trading (RWT). After a year or so they realize it was a terrible idea. They lost tons of cash because of members quiting runescape. This also stopped people from making new accounts like pures because they had no way of transfering money to the accounts. The "Vote" that we did to get the wild/free trade back was just an excuse for them. They knew everyone would vote "yes". The bots never left, they were probably cut short because RWTs couldn't xfer money to sell. I love that it's back, you guys don't see how much you're missing if you think the update sucks. - King SVM
@Zerakyo (20)
• United States
12 Mar 11
Free Trade has personally done me wonders. When purchasing items on the ge... we still have the buy limit! But when you sell back the said item, your limit resets so you're able to buy the item over and resell. :]