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Lost Ark has had some points with bots just lately, where bots have been making up a good portion of the concurrent participant base. These bots created points with queue instances, driving up crystal costs, and invading runs for necessary game modes similar to Chaos Dungeons, Abyssal Dungeons, and Cubes. Players have been hoping for the builders to handle these botting points, and the builders have created a dev submit about how they’re addressing the bot points within the game.
This submit made on the game’s official boards described how the Lost Ark crew was coping with bots within the game. The crew completely banned thousands and thousands of accounts that participated in botting and gold promoting, and level-gated space chat to maintain bots from promoting gold-selling providers. They additionally up to date the game’s reward buildings to make it tougher for botters, in addition to up to date the game’s Easy Anti Cheat system.
Players have advised a Captcha or two-factor authentication system, however the builders stated this was an unrealistic resolution. According to the builders, “these tools would require a sizeable platform and architectural changes to implement in Lost Ark. Real-world account owner identification is another method used in some regions, but the global scale of the Western version of the game and varying laws in the territories where we operate Lost Ark make this a less realistic solution for us.”
Lost Ark gamers in communities similar to Reddit and the official boards have anecdotally reported fewer bots within the game, general praising the builders for the latest hotfix that eliminated a sizeable quantity of bots from the game. Naturally, it’s not cheap to count on all botting within the game to vanish, however hopefully, it is a begin for the game to slowly whittle down the bot inhabitants with the intention to appease lots of the points that include them.