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A Sciptor in the Cavern of the Discarded

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Old Man of UO, May 7, 2010.

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  1. A scriptor has been running in the Caverns since I've returned for the past month or so. Believe me, it's not hard to tell it's a script when the character returns to the exact same four spots through the exact same steps. If nothing hits him for a short period of time, he runs to the next spot and never loots the kills, even the reknown. I just finished killing off the reknown that got away from him, and he ran on.

    Is there anything I can do?

    OH... to answer the question that comes up, ya it does affect my game play, and YA I do care because it is cheating.
     
  2. Llewen

    Llewen Grand Inquisitor
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    Well there's the obvious, have you tried paging on him?
     
  3. maroite

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    Get orange boxes, and while he is fighting in one place, cage him in! :p

    ok ok... thats probably not "legal"

    Best bet is to page on him!
     
  4. But are we allowed to page on them and will a GM do anything? What should I put in the page to get a response?
     
  5. I should ask... HOW do I page on someone... after 12 years it's not a habit of mine. Also, I am using the enhanced client.
     
  6. Llewen

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    Yes you are allowed to page on them, and in fact, if you want my opinion, you should page on them. You go to your main game menu, the one with the exit the game option on it, and choose "Help". Then you choose the "Someone is harassing me using game mechanics" option, submit your message explaining the situation, and target them.
     
  7. jbfortune

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    You won't be told what's happened. It should just get sorted...
     
  8. Thanks Llewen.
     
  9. GalenKnighthawke

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    If he's not looting anything, I don't understand why he's bothering....I don't see what he's gaining.

    Unless he thinks he can gain skill down there but that strikes me as extremely risky.

    I've seen huge amounts of Essences of Balance for sale of late; any chance he's got his script set up to loot only that?

    This is likely the only spawn in the Abyss that one can safely script to that degree, now that I think about it.

    -Galen's player
     
  10. It's a fully developed swordsman... he's not here for skill gain. I'm looting all the gold and ML gems... I haven't seen any essences, but they don't show on every corpse so I don't think I would be able to tell if that is the purpose.

    HEH... his sword is only 5/168 in durability... this could get interesting, unless his script is set to look for that.
     
  11. HD2300

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    Screenshots or it didn't happen!

    Blank out names
     
  12. HAHA... his sword went to zero durability and it switched to a Soul Seeker. Come see for yourself on LS.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Xalan Dementia

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    well if hes scripting lets hope no one throws a bunch of boxes or candlabras in the trash, it might just Accidentally box him in ;P
    If a script im sure hes set it to only loot arties and or ingreds. since everyone thinks the basilisk hide tunic is so rare im sure hes tryin to farm them for sales
     
  14. Tina Small

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    He might be running a script to look for and pick up/steal "stealable" artifacts.
     
  15. Nope... I've already got those! Looks like he is just after the new reagents or maybe the whatever artifacts drop into your pack after killing the reknowned.
     
  16. You know... it's taking a while but it IS possible to lead ALL of the spawn away!
     
  17. Kellgory

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    It is the Cavern of the Discarded, so maybe you should discard a bunch of boxes and candelabras. At least leave a path...even if it is in a spiral pattern.
     
  18. What happens when stuff actually DID spawn on the bridge! I'm not kidding! I wonder if it just threw the whole script off. He is till there trying to cast consecrate weapon...

    [​IMG]
     
  19. MalagAste

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    Ha serves him right... Hope you paged on him.

    Seeing him spamming spells while dead should clue the GM's in to his script.

    If not... we need new GM's.


    As for me ..... I always page if I see someone scripting.
     
  20. Over 2-1/2 hours in the GM queue... went from 9 to 6...
     
  21. WarUltima

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    Ohh so cute... and some people claim that people never ever scripts on tram.

    Too bad he has god-mode in their flowery pink world. In fel, if GMs dont do anything then you could have done something including taking all his hard earned illegally obtained items. But since tram ruleset facets has the worst kind of scripters/hackers there (and they have god mode vs players) your only bet is page on him and cross your fingers (most likely you will still see him there after you repeatedly paged on him a few times)
     
  22. Restroom Cowboy

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    I don't like scripters anymore than the next person...but who cares? The more farming accounts you get banned, the less business for EA and the more expensive things become. EA will then eventually fold and shut down the game like they did with the Sims...is that what you wish of UO in the near future? If not, enjoy the game as it is for its 13 years worth of flaws.
     
  23. Hey! How bout an update?!
     
  24. kelmo

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    *frowns* I care. Ban 'em all. If that kills the game it needs to be killed.
     
  25. That's a lot of faulty logic trying to justify cheating. The way I look at it, the less cheating the more honest people will want to play. Who wants to play by the rules when you know that the cheaters do better with less effort? Ban all the scriptors!
     
  26. kelmo

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    Indeed. If cheaters are all that keeps this game afloat, why would I play?
     
  27. Update... ghost is still casting and still #6 in the queue

    [​IMG]
     
  28. Czernobog

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    This.

    Ban em. They are ruining the experience for the rest of us. I hate to see someone getting all the best gear and millions upon millions of gold by doing nothing. Its not fair to those of us who are casual players.

    Too bad it wasn't in Fel or on Siege and you could've of ended his little run

    :gee:
     
  29. Did his rotting corpse decay and disappear with all his ill-gotten gain?
    I hope so...
     
  30. kelmo

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    There are cheaters in Fel and Siege. We can shut them down in the short term...
     
  31. shulginist

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    Or better case the other rats looted him so someone else could get a nice surprise.
     
  32. Yep.. waited and watched. :popcorn:



    He left the Caverns and I am still 6 in the GM queue... running UO in the background while doing data entry. If I log off now, what happens? Will the page get canceled? Are there game logs for the GM to review if he has already logged out?
     
  33. OMG - If you are still #6 in the que then someone up there is out to lunch, literally, or gone home for the weekend. Only reason you advanced is others gave up and logged out...

    But thank you for your dogged persistence in attempting to right this wrong!

    I saw a thread earlier stating that the abyss should have been Fel ruleset - would have made solving this problem easy I think! (or at least less time consuming for you)
     
  34. Guess I need to start watching the CotD to see if he shows up on Atlantic...where did I put those candlelabras?
     
  35. Lorddog

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    you couldnt kill him via area effect means like explosion potions?
    couldnt you check his dead body (bones) to grab all his ingredience goodies?
     
  36. Goodmann

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    Teacher, Johnny is cheating please STOP HIM!
    I bet you the kid who got pummeled in school. Close to 3k post and you don't even know how to page corretly on someone. SAD
     
  37. Picus at the office

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    The que never updates past #6, ever. You will never have a idea if you should wait it out or leave. IMO I think that the dev team wrote it this way so as to avoid player interaction. Might not be the current dev team but this bug has been around for 6+ years.
     
  38. Llewen

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    You can safely log off. Pages don't get deleted like they used to when you log off, so if the GM's can do something about the issue they will, even if you aren't online.
     
  39. Petra Fyde

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    My page would have gone something like:

    'The character currently in cavern of the discarded is attempting to cast consecrate weapon while dead. I conclude the char is unattended. Please check'.

    After sending it I'd have gotten on with whatever I'd planned to do anyway. You don't have to sit around waiting for something to happen. Report it and move on.
     
  40. MalagAste

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    I will not ever ignore a cheater... I always page... but after paging harrassment..... from what i understand their account is then "flagged" somehow and they check the journal for the half hour or hour before and after the page...

    And once I target the offender... I typically leave and go on my merry way...

    They aren't going to tell you what they did anyway. So standing about is rather pointless... but since you directly target the offender they know who to look at.

    At least that is my "understanding" of how the paging system works for harrassment.
     
  41. You mean because I've never paged on anyone before? I'm sad... will you be my new best friend and make me happy?
     
  42. Nexus

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    I usually do pages something like....

    "Great and Powerful Masters of Sosaria! Hear your humble servants plea, I hast found one under some mysterious plague. They toil endlessly ignoring both friend and allies greetings. Even in death they maintain their quest and I fear their soul has been ensnared by the evil Sorcerer "Script". Please release their souls so they may once again share in the joys and sorrows all men are intended to endure.

    I do something similar for any type of page I need to make, usually I get quick results I guess I humor them.....
     
  43. Goodmann

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    They should take actions on people paging for no reason. I can move on the same tiles killing the same monster not replying to anyone but only gm's. So this should work both ways. Page on people but they better be scripting or the person that pages should be dealt with according. GM's are taking time out of other players in que to come investigate "OMG DREAD JOHNNY IS MINING AND NOT REPLYING TO ME"

    If EA is worried about scriptors then THEY will put an ati cheat in game, NOT some random player that doesn't know #$%^
     
  44. I'm sorry... was that you in the Caverns?

    You sound like a real smart feller... will you be my friend and teach me how to play?
     
  45. Storm

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    lol Funny stuff there :)
     
  46. That was mean spirited. What did Kelmo ever do to you?
     
  47. Lord Chaos

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    How exactly can you see that he's trying to cast while dead? When I try to cast a spell while dead I am just told I can't do that.

    And whats that weird language which is only for the spell casting.
     
  48. Lord Chaos

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    Lots of things, but for one, which is sufficient. He wants the kill the game I love.
     
  49. Viper09

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    Just because you cannot cast while dead doesn't mean the words will still not display while casting. As for seeing what the ghost is saying/casting...Spirit Speak.
     
  50. That's the enhanced client showing his casting text when I run by his ghost. The mod option I have for the journal makes it look that way.

    By the way... the GM did finally respond. I can't really blame the GM for the delay, it's not his fault if they are understaffed.
     
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