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05hit #1 Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:43 AM

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Today I waited 1:35 for the battle to start and expected the opposition team to be populated with bots only. To my surprise there appeared to be a human on the other team called "Boris", the rest all had an asterisk in front of the name since I use the "Who's the AI bots" mod: http://forum.worldof...os-the-ai-bots/

 

During gameplay, I noticed Boris flew much like a very aggressive bot with a penchant for ramming and an unnatural physical attraction to my aircraft. After the game I tried to look at his stats or send a message but these functions were not available, same as the bots. Out of curiosity, I looked Boris up in the Hall of Fame. He had no aircraft and had flown no battles, not even in version 1.9 of the game.

 

Since Boris is a very Russian name, I can only assume that this is in fact a bot made to appear like a human player. Has anyone else noticed anything similar, perhaps with a different handle?


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Its news to me. But ill keep an eye out.
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cobra_marksman #4 Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:44 PM

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" Since Boris is a very Russian name, I can only assume that this is in fact a bot made to appear like a human player "

There was a Bot the other day flying in a P-38, that zeroed in on my bomber 3 times in a row.

 Every time that I respawned,:hiding: he was waiting to attack. :playing:

All 3 times ( while heading to the plant ) he alone shot me out of the sky.

Was surprise to see that he only had min. damage after shooting me down for the 3 time.:amazed:

It wasn't boris nor was he on top of the chart, (somewhere in middle ) but it did seem he was set up on attacking bombers only.

But do be careful,how you word that WoWP  is putting out fake players,:P they have handed out warning and suspensions on accounts for less.:ohmy:


Edited by cobra_marksman, 31 August 2019 - 03:18 AM.


Captain_Underpants53 #5 Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:04 PM

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I worry most about the 'unnatural physical attraction' part.

 

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 Since Boris is a very Russian name

 Its also the name of the very British [edited]who just suspended UK Parliament to ram through Brexit.

Perhaps having a boorish brutal ramming bot with the name is WG way of commenting on that ?
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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 30 August 2019 - 10:04 AM, said:

I worry most about the 'unnatural physical attraction' part.

 

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Me too, I would hate to see what he say's about my relationship. :B



Four_Leaf_Tayback #8 Posted 30 August 2019 - 04:32 PM

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It was probably a bot that for some reason did not register on the Who's the AI Bot? mod.  I think I have seen this before, but cannot verify it, just when I read the OP's post, it was not surprising.  
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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 30 August 2019 - 03:04 PM, said:

I worry most about the 'unnatural physical attraction' part.

 

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HF that has a b0ner for my bomber?



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View PostFour_Leaf_Tayback, on 30 August 2019 - 11:32 PM, said:

It was probably a bot that for some reason did not register on the Who's the AI Bot? mod.  I think I have seen this before, but cannot verify it, just when I read the OP's post, it was not surprising.  


I stick with the old-fashioned surefire way of right-clicking everyone on the roster...



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BB3_Oregon_Steel #11 Posted 31 August 2019 - 12:09 AM

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Ok, you guys are getting weird. 

 

Ewwwww Ewwwww Ewwwwwwwww!! :ohmy:


"Don't mess with me because I can squish you like a bug, that is If I should decide to notice your existence in the first place".  

 

Yes, it's haughty and its arrogant but you're a battleship with 16 inch guns and Britannia Rules the Waves.  Maybe a bit of arrogance in this case is appropriate.  


CorvusCorvax #12 Posted 31 August 2019 - 04:05 AM

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View PostBB3_Oregon_Steel, on 31 August 2019 - 12:09 AM, said:

Ok, you guys are getting weird. 

 

Ewwwww Ewwwww Ewwwwwwwww!! :ohmy:


Naw, I was always like this.

 



05hit #13 Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:19 AM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 31 August 2019 - 02:44 AM, said:


HF that has a b0ner for my bomber?

Yes, I wanted to use words to that effect but didn't want it edited.

 

Anyway, I saw another bot last night that did not register as a bot, this time by the name of "Henryk".

An interesting thing I noticed is that Boris was flying an Avia BK-534 and Henryk was flying a PZL-P-38 Wilk, both Euro Premium Aircraft.

The profiles are searchable in the database with no battles and no aircraft, both created in 2011.

 

View PostFour_Leaf_Tayback, on 31 August 2019 - 02:32 AM, said:

It was probably a bot that for some reason did not register on the Who's the AI Bot? mod.  I think I have seen this before, but cannot verify it, just when I read the OP's post, it was not surprising.  

The question is then, why don't they register as bots when it seems clear that they are?

 


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wylleEcoyote #14 Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:23 PM

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Maybe Boris and Henryk are secret Press accounts?

 


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Four_Leaf_Tayback #15 Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:35 PM

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View Post05hit, on 31 August 2019 - 03:19 AM, said:

The question is then, why don't they register as bots when it seems clear that they are?

 

That is a good question.  Maybe they are "gifted" bots.

 


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