Tree of Savior banned over 3000 cheaters today

    
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Best not try to cheat your way through Tree of SaviorIMC Games is having none of that.

The studio told players this morning that it has blocked 1394 bots and banned an additional 1678 exploiters. It’s also temporarily halted sales of its $10 exclusive access packs while it sorts out the problems.

So how does IMC determine which reports are actually legitimate and which are abusive? IMC explained that it uses what it calls a “report influence index” attached to player accounts.

“If a user is reported repeatedly by others, that user is very likely to be a bot. In addition, if the reporter is an influential individual, their report is most likely valid so we can set a priority on which account to ban first. This is where the Report Influence Index (RII) comes in. In terms of numbers, a player with 10 RII has the same impact as 10 different players with 1 RII each when reporting suspicious users. Accounts with high report counts will then move to the next step of verification. Some have suggested using CAPTCHA, but that too, will be breached eventually. It puts needless restrictions on the players, so we are not considering its use. Instead, what we chose to use is a server-side classifier based on Machine Learning (ML) technique.

“The classifier uses the comprehensive activity log of a reported account to determine if it’s a bot in percentages. We will not be revealing the classifier’s exact mechanism, as it can be manipulated by violators to bypass the system. We train our classifier by constantly inputting new data. The fact that we can maintain its accuracy is its advantage, because we’re going to manually determine which factors should be considered to identify bots. The classifier’s accuracy depends on how we determine the behavior criteria, and we examine over 20 basic criteria. The machine showed 99% accuracy on our Korean server when we set the machine to output fewer false positives. If we set strictness value low, the classifier will detect more bot with lower accuracy and vice versa.

“An account that is deemed to be a bot becomes subject to restriction after a GM’s additional confirmation. If that account gets banned, then all the users who reported that account gain one RII point. However, should the reported account be declared clean, the reporter’s RII value will be negatively affected. The RII is not a simple difference between the numbers of accurate and inaccurate report counts, and the algorithm we use to determine the final RII value can be changed in the future. Therefore, you should not report bots if you’re unsure of their offense. The system can backfire on you if you’re not careful.

“For example, a player going afk while leaving a heavy object on the attack key has to be handled differently from regular bots. The classifier can deem the afk player innocent from looking at the honest play records, so afk players should not be reported using the report function as that will work against your RII. Lastly, if we’re not absolutely sure the reported account is a bot, then it will not be banned and the reporter’s RII will remain unchanged.”

Source: Official site. Thanks Leiloni!
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carson63000
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carson63000

You always expect bots and cheats in F2P games, but it’s a little surprising to see so many banned before it even launches for free play – you need to pay cash to get into Tree of Savior at present, no?

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
CastagereShaikura
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CastagereShaikura

DamnDirtyApe A Dad Supreme You and me both. As soon as questing is over. And reaching max level is when i’m done too. Don’t care to do it over again.

Qarran
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Qarran

Thumbs up!  Way to go ToS.  Keep fighting the good fight.  I wish other games would step it up.

Ironweakness
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Ironweakness

Okay, that’s good. I hope they still do the 30% off on the 21st. I bought the $10 pack before launch but I’ve enjoyed ToS so much I want to get the $50 and maybe the $30 as well. It’s a pretty good discount on the cash shop money.

mmofallout
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mmofallout

Zariarn Unless they paid with stolen credit cards which a lot of gold farmers do.

CrispyCycil
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CrispyCycil

Ironweakness Looks like they only got rid of the $10 access, I still see the $30 and $50 packs on there.  I guess if they want to get back in again they are going to have to drop more cash.  Serves them right.

DamnDirtyApe
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DamnDirtyApe

A Dad Supreme I left the Division at level 29.  Maybe I’ll come back to the game sometime when all of this stuff is worked out, but from what I’ve read I’m not missing a lot besides endless grinding for better stuff.  The older I get the more I just play these games while they are fun and drop out as soon as I get to the ‘grindy’ parts.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Wouldn’t this mean that all these accounts were early access founder’s packs and the botters just lost their account and the money they paid for it?
Score!

Ironweakness
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Ironweakness

I hope they are able to activate the founders packs again soon, they were supposed to go on sale in a couple of days and I was going to upgrade to the tier 3 pack because it’s an excellent value on cash shop currency and other in game goodies.