Announcing a bot-free nursery
wtfrank last edited by wtfrank
Too often, you see a novice zone colonised by open source bots, which expand rapidly and leave no room for genuine novice players. As an experiment I would like to try out a player-created solution to this problem.
Having recently declared two sectors bot-free, I would like to announce the opening of a player-created novice area, that is guaranteed free of NCPs and open source bots, open to anyone of GCL 3 or below as with the usual novice sectors.
The area of this player-created novice area is approximately the top half of sectors E25S35 and E35S35 on shard 2.
Compared to a traditional novice area:
- Guarantee of no open source bots (or that they will be wiped out soon after spawning in)
- No walls surrounding the zone
- No protection from nukes
Let's see how this works out.
duckymirror last edited by
What happens once you reach GCL 3?
You can stay there, as you would a normal novice zone. If someone spawns into it and they're already above GCL3, they may get attacked.
deft-code last edited by
How are you detecting NCPs? If this works out it would be nice if others were set up, but I'd hate for a bug in the NCP detection to wipe out someone needlessly.
@deft-code NCPs are detected via LOAN. So far this hasn't failed, but there is some minimal risk that things could go wrong with LOAN.
SemperRabbit last edited by
happy to outsource