Suggestion: Make loot pill time stack!

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Hi,

Most of us have lots of adj loot pills! And it gets annoying having to time the end of one pill with the start of another. In most cases we wast some time taking a pill early!

Please make the time on the loot pills stack at lease 1 or 2 pills!!

I think everyone would want this!

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At least being able to preload on pills would be a start, like we can do with every single other tool/weapon
 

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Have bots forgotten how to eat pills at regular intervals?
 

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This would only incentivize bots to go afk event longer SO NO.
I doubt that will make a big difference since we can hotkey loot pills, all it takes is a time controlled macro.
 
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I doubt that will make a big difference since we can hotkey loot pills, all it takes is a time controlled macro.
So until Mindark comes public and say this is ok to do it and incentivize all to use macro then let it be harder for them not easier.
 

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oh come on, this isnt a bot issue, they would just get a pet or damn, add what? 5 lines of code?

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doineedtoeatapill = time.time
...
if (float(doineedtoeatapill) - time.time)) > 3600:
____keyboard.press("2")
____doineedtoeatapill = time.time
....

I dont remember the code to press a button in python but its gotta be something similar to that. I needed 4 lines. add some fluff and probably some () somewhere.

seriously, this has got to be only annoying to those of us not using bots.
 
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So until Mindark comes public and say this is ok to do it and incentivize all to use macro then let it be harder for them not easier.
To solve the issue with bots MA need to put some efforts in things that do make a difference like spawnareas where
you have to navigate forward yourself and where the system can't see next target too easy.
[EDIT a bit tired, changed one "you" to "MA" :p ]
 
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To solve the issue with bots you need to put some efforts in things that do make a difference like spawnareas where
you have to navigate forward yourself and where the system can't see next target too easy.
I don't see any thread about that topic where I can come and say what I believe about that topic.
This topic is about stacking pills so you can be afk 2 weeks.NO
 

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So right, it's really hard work and exasperating to have to come back to your PC every hour to do a click.. :LOL:

Yes please MA, for goodness sake, let us hunt while we sleep !
 

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You could develop a macro to automatically take a pill each hour :)
 

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just to be clear, i wouldnt mind getting rid of the auto loot mechanic all together. felt much cooler to actually click the mob and then get a swoosh.

I just dont think bots are inconvenienced by this at all
 

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What's the point of using autoloot pets then? :D
 

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What's the point of using autoloot pets then? :D

Most botters use an auto-loot pet of course.

But now, many have the Tezla pet that they would like to level up too while they are sleeping, so they would not refuse 10 hour auto-loot pills now.. :whistle:
 

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Halloween 2020 ring. 55 meter loot range. Covers all of your botting needs. :p
 

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I don't see any thread about that topic where I can come and say what I believe about that topic.
This topic is about stacking pills so you can be afk 2 weeks.NO
Nope this topic is about stacking pills so you don't miss out to loot some mobs, in some areas they are
hard to see and easy to miss when loot pill is timed out. Sure could be solved with a ridicously prieced
pet or manually loot all. ;)

Hunting 2 weeks afk is about exploiting the system.
 
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tbh too, i dont think MA minds bots. and why would they? i may be unpopular with this but in this case I look at MA like a casino, if someone wants to loose their money at their table while not even playing, more power to them xD
I understand that miiiight hurt the system, the platform in the long run, in MU and complicated interactions, but not necessarily actually, but thats a discussion for another time and another thread. (which im not even really interested in having)
In a recent forum topic (not sure which one) a Mindark official pretty much clarified that any botting by use of a macro keyboard (dumb auto F pushers) are completely within TOS. As long as it didn't interfere with other active hunters.
 

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In a recent forum topic (not sure which one) a Mindark official pretty much clarified that any botting by use of a macro keyboard (dumb auto F pushers) are completely within TOS. As long as it didn't interfere with other active hunters.
He did also say it wasn't the official p.o.v they have but that was his interpretation?
 

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ohhh I remember that! right! I felt that made sense, he said its hard to tell too or something like that.
 

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He did also say it wasn't the official p.o.v they have but that was his interpretation?
Yeah I believe so. But I would say that an Officials interpretation of his own companies rules holds a fair bit more weight then wild speculation by the playerbase. But yes it isn't water tight, hence why I said "Pretty much"
 

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ohhh I remember that! right! I felt that made sense, he said its hard to tell too or something like that.
Yeah. A dumb auto F pushing macro is indistinguishable from a dumb human pushing F without paying attention, or a trained dog with a headset pushing F. (lol at StevieB, we don't buy that), Or Homer Simpsons drinking bird.
If MA could track keystroke timing, they might be able to detect a few crude macro operations that run on repeatable timings.
 

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nahh they are not gonna measure times between inputs, even tho its easy to do, its simply not economical, or even sensical . Even IF they wanted to.

Auto clickers have always been ok, in every game I have ever played. Even if its just because the argument for them is: "what if someone has carpal tunnel". they have been around even when we had to click the mouse for every shot. And since MA, full well knowing this, have added the "f-hunting", they are obviously encouraging this, even if it is tentatively.


but we are getting really off topic, sorry jak. In short, Id like some sort of pill planing feature
 

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OMG, this wasn’t about bots, sad some botters think it is.

this is about the inconvenience of having to set a damn timer so you can keep the pills active, and about how you wast loot pill time by loading early so you don’t forget.

simple, so it can’t be used for 59hrs just make it so 1-2 pills can be stacked, not more. Easy peezy.
 

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I don't see any thread about that topic where I can come and say what I believe about that topic.
This topic is about stacking pills so you can be afk 2 weeks.NO
This has nothing to do with what you say! Look at OP again, I even said you can only stack 2-3 pills!

This would only make it easier to not have to mess with timing the end of pills and wasting time or realizing you don’t have a pill active by looking at a unlooted mob for a split second and having to take a pill again after the fact. So you are saying that you have 3-4 mobs on you and your loot pills run out you don’t get annoyed? I’m sure you do.
 

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The discussion shouldn't just be loot pills, but any pills. I don't take Neuro A and instead opt for the regular Neurostims because having to break flow every 15 minutes would irritate me to no end. Plus I would likely forget
 
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The discussion shouldn't just be loot pills, but any pills. I don't take Neuro A and instead opt for the regular Neurostims because having to break flow every 15 minutes would irritate me to no end. Plus I would likely forget
I agree! :D
 

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It mostly helps bots, so bad idea.
 
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