Level 1 General Command and Scripting/Automating Policy
Syntax: bot <start/stop/cancel>
While using the [BOTTING] flag, there are only certain commands you are legally
able to use: buildship, decrypt_file, develop, encrypt_file, makearmor, ponder,
research, secure, slice, and study.
Triggering any commands besides those listed above while using the [BOTTING]
flag is illegal.
What is Botting?
Botting is using a client's triggers and scripts to automate your character and
the mud's BOT command when you are not paying attention to the screen. You can
only 'bot' certain commands and only when used in conjunction with the
[BOTTING] flag, controlled by the BOT command.
The [BOTTING] flag has a two hour timer, after which you will enter [COOLDOWN]
and automatically go AFK. It is legal to have a trigger resume botting once the
30 minute period is over. The [BOTTING] flag does not protect your character
like the AFK flag does. Other players are able to steal from you, drag you
around, or even kill you (normal perm rules apply) while you are botting.
Occasionally, the imm staff will check to see if you are illegally botting
skill(s). This is typically done through the IMMCHAT channel, and can be
something as simple as:
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE: ( IMM | CHAT ) Xerakon mortchats to you 'Bot check.'
We'll try this a few times over a period to make sure we get your attention.
Just respond back using the IMMCHAT command letting us know that you are there.
As there has been a recent rash of issues where players are not claiming do not
pay attention to the IMMCHAT channel with the Mushclient, we highly advise that
you make sure the IMMCHAT channel is displayed on every window you use so that
you will not miss a message from the staff. Not watching IMMCHAT counts as not
paying attention to your screen, which counts as botting.
Offenses will be evaluated per account, rather than per character. Botting is a
serious offense! Any attempt to bypass the system or to bot illegally by any
means will be dealt with to the fullest extent of internet law. Illegally
botting can result in something as simple as a warning, going all the way up to
forfeiting everything you gained through botting and being helled.
Intentionally Messing with Botters' Scripts
Please do not set off other player's triggers, intentionally or
unintentionally. It's a good way to get yourself conked over the head with an
immortal fist of justice.