Are bot checks bugged? (in General)

TheHatchetman January 17 2009 2:51 PM EST

I've had a couple of *minor* problems lately with botchecks. I would get the first one wrong and the second one right. Only problem is that i'd be entirly sure that i got the first one right. Happened three times in a row the other night, and when i mentioned it in chat, hakai said she'd had the same issue... I decided i'd ignore it until I had more to go off of than just "I think I got it right". So I present to you, an incorrect botcheck I just got earlier:

I'll note the i've never lost anything due to this, but this just seems off

DoS January 17 2009 2:53 PM EST

After staring at that picture for a little bit, I can kinda see that the n continues into the e.

TheHatchetman January 17 2009 2:54 PM EST

Oops, just lost something due to this. Forgot that i went to make this post in the middle of a cycle and kinda sorta tried to heat it up and cast hardness again :P

Flamey January 17 2009 2:55 PM EST

gape would look too retarded, it would have to go up and its touching the p. I suppose it is easy to get that wrong though. Unfortunately placement of letters really for that one.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 17 2009 3:10 PM EST

Another thing, EVERY botcheck with "FF" "TT" "TF" "FT" need to be removed from the system, I miss those 95% of the time. And hey, I wonder what spellcheck thinks I misspelled? I hate how it doesn't recognize things that are SUPPOSED to be misspelled...

TheHatchetman January 17 2009 3:14 PM EST

alrighty, i can see the e there :P I'll keep quiet until i find a better example :P

AdminG Beee January 17 2009 3:34 PM EST

There's a bug alrighty. Unfortunately I think it's with you Hatch. lol

Your missed checks so far this year are pretty conclusive examples of similar misses to the example you've posted :)


2:27 PM EST	done	don	
January 15 2:09 AM EST	box	vox	
January 15 2:09 AM EST	sofa	sifa	
January 14 12:45 AM EST	dome	somw	
January 13 10:38 AM EST	sari	ari	
January 8 9:21 PM EST	earl	ear	
January 8 2:06 AM EST	gel	fel	
January 7 10:25 AM EST	hard	har	
January 6 10:41 AM EST	wars	war	
January 5 10:37 AM EST	fend	fen	
January 4 1:50 PM EST	verb	ver	
January 2 1:37 AM EST	furs	fues	

AdminShade January 17 2009 3:35 PM EST

This word would indeed be done... :)

DoS January 17 2009 3:39 PM EST

Might I take a gander at what I've missed this year? :D

TheHatchetman January 17 2009 3:45 PM EST

If that's all of them, then something is up at least a little. I know I missed three first tries in a row (which is what caused me to say something in chat)the other day with like 6 first try misses total. That's showing two, and i remember messing up on the sifa one (I tried hitting backspace a few times after enter when i looked up and saw the i :P)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] January 17 2009 4:06 PM EST

the f & t issue is actually pretty simple once you figure out that the f has a tail that extends below the baseline.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw January 17 2009 4:11 PM EST

the f & t issue is actually pretty simple once you figure out that the f has a tail that extends below the baseline.

Yup, the Fs also kind of bend at the top, too.

Soul Eater January 17 2009 4:36 PM EST

botchecks are kind of annoying, I hate when I get the f's and the t's confused.

Solare January 17 2009 5:48 PM EST

Bot checks are annoying, and most of the time confusing; but unfortunately they are necessary, for one reason or another.
I have more trouble with the 10 minute bans, honestly. I'll click one battle and it will tell me I can't fight 2 battles at the same time. Honestly that makes no sense. No warning, just a penalty for doing nothing wrong. Both are very obnoxious though, and waste a great deal of my time sometimes.
But hey, I'm still playing the game right? I'm all for improvement on bot checks and such though. I personally think they need to be toned down and written in less of an obscure manner.
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