Posts by Prins Ogidius

    Have you considered that they may be getting paid for this?

    Yes,it has been a theory that has been out for years. Wars always mean ambro sales and as a guy who has fought in this game for over a decade I can say i couldnt survive or win without it when your building 1200 ships a night on your accounts desperately trying to fight guys with gen scores and gold that never ends.

    Why they go so out of their way to make this game unplayable for anyone else is beyond me.

    To make this game playable again the black market should be scrapped if they cant do 24 hours trade bans on gen banks.

    Then there is your answer. They work for Gameforge, and keep doing this because you keep spending money.


    You sound drunk. But thanks for your confession. In your hurry to insult me further, I believe you have given me all the information I need. Btw, while it is very relevant to this thread, we're at a different venue now. I have no use for you anymore, so I won't respond to you again.


    Prins Ogidius

    [mod='Hera']Please stick to the topic of this thread[/mod]


    I'm not assisted by any CoMa, thanks. We have arrived at a higher level.

    You see a cage because that is all you know. I'm not in any cage, I'm on the outside looking at you and feeling pity. I am about the only adult that still cares.

    This is far beyond a personal issue, no matter how often you utter those words. It can easily be the end of the zoo, if I feel so inclined.

    You have been falsely accusing people of cheating since at least 2014, chasing away the best players and killing your precious discord and forums as well. The real cheaters, as evidenced by this thread, go free for years.

    Enjoy it while you still can.

    Prins Ogidius

    Thanks for explaining the restrictions that Gameforge has put on Ikariam operating staff.

    However, while staff seems nearly omnipresent, there are still some non-staff forum members that face no such restrictions.

    And I'll repeat: there is no bug in the current anti-bot script to report, it works as intended already for years. Thanks!

    We are aware of your opinion, thanks. Constantly repeating it is spam.

    Bugs can stay unnoticed for a while. Once discovered, they need to be investigated. Replication is normally the first step. From the initial post it's clear how that is done.

    Further, the piracy bot was changed recently. Your script from years ago probably won't detect it anymore. I can't test this myself because it doesn't run on my system.

    "The jury system originated because for thousands of years before that a judge had the power to hang for example, any young man he simply did not like" - Runaway Jury.

    The support system is for complaints. This is a bug report. If you don't understand the difference, leave it to people that do.


    We won't discuss here how the implemented system works.

    You're not asked to do that, you're asked to solve the bug and report back, nothing more.

    This is not a bug and there is nothing to fix. If you have any issue with a ban for piracy scripting, please open a tickeThanks

    Enlighten me. What else but a bug produces incorrect results, and why don't you want to see it fixed?

    This is not about scripting. If it flags the illegal use of a script, it works as intended. This is about the fact that it also flags users that simply click the Capture button a lot. It is very easy to reproduce, it just takes some time.

    And we can do without the ad hominems.

    Currently (I don't know since when) the staff is running a gamelog counter that flags players as cheaters when they click the Capture button more often than a certain threshold number of times within a certain time frame.

    However, this threshold can easily be reached just by sitting at your screen and clicking that button regularly for 2.5 minute runs, the lowest Pirate Fortress level. This is not against the rules and therefore flagging it as cheating is a bug. In the operating software, not the game software, but a bug nonetheless.

    When you start playing and your first town is founded in a semi-random spot, you get the option to skip the Tutorial. Don't do that. You may already know everything that it teaches, but it gives a lot of free stuff and only takes a few minutes to complete.

    Follow the instructions in the order that they come. However, you don't need to do so to the letter, and deviating at the following points is worth the effort.


    Assign 27 Workers. You will want 12 Scientists and 1 free citizen to build a Spearman.


    Build only 1 Spearman instead of 3. You will need more later, but not right now. You still get 3 Spearmen for free as a reward.

    Trading Port

    Don't use Ambrosia to accelerate. You still get the award and you can either save up, or use the Ambrosia for something more valuable. Use this one-minute wait (until finishing time is reduced to 5 minutes and you can accelerate without spending Ambrosia) to give yourself and your town decent names, so people around you will know you're a real player.

    Merchant ship

    Buy one more Merchant ship. Now you have three and won't need to come here again for ages.


    You are asked to upgrade the Warehouse to level 3, to teach you how upgrading works. Instead, upgrade the Academy to level 3. This will be accepted just the same. You probably won't need a level 3 Warehouse for days, but you do want more scientists.

    Barbarian Village

    Send all your 4 Spearmen. While two are enough to defeat the single Barbarian without a loss, four will do that in only one round of fighting. Remember to send your Merchant ships with them, or you won't be able to transport the loot.

    When you finish the Tutorial, you should be about 7 minutes in and ready for the next Guide.

    Don't forget to finish the Well Construction research which is coming up soon. This is high priority. Assign extra scientists the moment the Academy has finished upgrading. You need to do that in the Academy itself, as you can't assign more than the old maximum in the Town Hall right after an upgrade (Academy, Sawmill or anything else).

    Have fun! :)

    As it appears, you can get banned just fine without doing anything illegal. But yes, I've seen those players as well, and they can do as they please.