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Vilmetzy #1 Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:22 AM

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Honest question: I hear a lot of people complaining in chat about "bots". Is that just an insult for bad players, like "tomato" or "noob", or does somebody really think that a significant number of tanks are played not by a human player, but by some sort of bot program?

Solstad1069 #2 Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:25 AM

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Its more about playing like a bot than actual bot programs.

barison1 #3 Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:28 AM

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the insult 'bot' became pretty common  to call out anyone performing bad or making mistakes or just being alive

 

 


Edited by barison1, 22 April 2019 - 10:28 AM.


Exskelibur #4 Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:33 AM

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Naah, a bot is anybody who doesn't do what you want them to do. For instance if you're hugging the mapborder with your [edited]in your heavy TD and you want that LT to scout, but he doesn't want to because you will never be able to target his spots, that makes him a bot.

If you assure him that you WILL kill his spots, and he scouts, then you find out that you're not in position to target his spots and he dies, THAT makes him a noob.

See the difference there? :P



NekoPuffer_PPP #5 Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:52 AM

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Short answer: Yes.

 

Long answer: It's a term the community has grown used to using as a way of expressing their dissatisfaction with a certain player on their team, and is an effective alternative to calling someone a...well, I can't say that here. :)



Balc0ra #6 Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:53 AM

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A bot 6 years ago is not the same as a bot today.

 

It's more or less used vs someone who don't do what they want them to do. As I get called it when I don't help someone yolo a 1 vs 6, or did not go cap when there was no need for it. But it also used vs players who just sits in base waiting for damage to come to him. Thus you might at well play with bots the way they play etc.



Suurpolskija #7 Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:59 AM

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An actual bot would actually have waypoints and would shoot at targets, so yeah, it's just an insult. Towards bots and their programmers. 

Edited by Suurpolskija, 22 April 2019 - 10:59 AM.


seXikanac #8 Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:10 AM

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View PostVilmetzy, on 22 April 2019 - 10:22 AM, said:

Honest question: I hear a lot of people complaining in chat about "bots". Is that just an insult for bad players, like "tomato" or "noob", or does somebody really think that a significant number of tanks are played not by a human player, but by some sort of bot program?

 

Any insult should be reported. Period.

Dorander #9 Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:17 AM

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Incidentally doesn't it strike anyone else as ironic that "bot" is used as a slur against "people who don't do what you want them to do"? I think that really contradicts the functionality of an actual bot. :P

 

But yeah, the only times people still seem to use "bot" in its actual meaning is when they're putting their tinfoil hats on and claim that all the people around us aren't really players but Wargaming bots, created to give the illusion that the player population isn't dropping. Which is funny, because data out there still shows that the player population is dropping overall so they're not introducing enough bots for some reason. :great:



Wintermute_1 #10 Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:22 AM

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Imo its very difficult to tell in-game if a tank is being controlled by a program, which is why the term 'bot' has become more associated with tanks that don't move or fire very much.

 

And some people just use it as a standard insult.



Homer_J #11 Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:30 AM

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View PostSolstad1069, on 22 April 2019 - 10:25 AM, said:

Its more about playing like a bot than actual bot programs.

 

I don't understand why a bot would be bad.

 

A bot wouldn't get distracted, or tunnel vision, would be able to fight and watch the minimap, would have perfect aim, know every weakspot, be able to work out the exact best angle to bounce shots....

 

If anything the insult should be playing like a human.



MeetriX #12 Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:31 AM

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View PostDorander, on 22 April 2019 - 11:17 AM, said:

Incidentally doesn't it strike anyone else as ironic that "bot" is used as a slur against "people who don't do what you want them to do"? I think that really contradicts the functionality of an actual bot. :P

 

But yeah, the only times people still seem to use "bot" in its actual meaning is when they're putting their tinfoil hats on and claim that all the people around us aren't really players but Wargaming bots, created to give the illusion that the player population isn't dropping. Which is funny, because data out there still shows that the player population is dropping overall so they're not introducing enough bots for some reason. :great:

That's because people copy paste words from the net without understanding.



Shad0wize #13 Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:40 AM

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It is regarded as an insult due to the fact that whenever you're firmly convinced said user is a bot he tends to write in chat and cuss at you.

Generally speaking people are genuinely convinced that no human could be that blatantly stupid at certain tiers. In most cases a bot program would, in fact be much better and quite suitable than having such a player in-game.

Honestly some players would be better off driving in a random spot on the map and then going afk, their passive spotting ability can prove itself useful, enemies can be greedy and try to drain their health pool resulting in better results for yourself and at least that way since he didn't suicide in said player might prove himself useful. They tend to be more useful that way.

 

I have high regards for the game, I believe people are playing it with the race car mods for a pc, pushing pedals to drive forwards, backwards and rotate, using a steering wheel to aim and honking to shoot. And that's just the most polite way to describe it...

 



_RNG #14 Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:43 AM

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bot it just another word for noob in this game

AvengerOrion #15 Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:04 PM

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I can call players who refuse to do anything useful* after pressing "play" something else if you like.

But I don't think you are going to like the result and you might want to buy a medical dictionary.

 

*using WASD keys and mouse functions.


Edited by AvengerOrion, 22 April 2019 - 12:07 PM.


hmrc #16 Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:21 PM

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View PostDorander, on 22 April 2019 - 11:17 AM, said:

Incidentally doesn't it strike anyone else as ironic that "bot" is used as a slur against "people who don't do what you want them to do"? I think that really contradicts the functionality of an actual bot. :P

 

But yeah, the only times people still seem to use "bot" in its actual meaning is when they're putting their tinfoil hats on and claim that all the people around us aren't really players but Wargaming bots, created to give the illusion that the player population isn't dropping. Which is funny, because data out there still shows that the player population is dropping overall so they're not introducing enough bots for some reason. :great:

 

It’s certainly used in WoT as a derogatory term instead of its more traditional meaning of a program that plays the game. Then again it could be worse, look what happened to troll when mass media starting using it. Blood Ninja was a troll and that didn’t mean he sent death threats to people he didn’t like.

Sfinski #17 Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:36 PM

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To some bot is a compliment as there are many who play worse than simple bot program would.

LincolnTank #18 Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:20 PM

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When i see insults I automatically wonder if that person is like the fat comic store guy from The Simpson’s. I laugh at these toxic people. Before I routinely disabled chat I frequently reminded them that the game is just pixels

JocMeister #19 Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:36 PM

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Sadly the real computer bots in this game are better than the average WoT player.

AvengerOrion #20 Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

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View PostJocMeister, on 22 April 2019 - 02:36 PM, said:

Sadly the real computer bots in this game are better than the average WoT player.

 

Last year's halloween event did proof that pretty well, as far as it wasn't proven already. :rolleyes:

 

 


Edited by AvengerOrion, 22 April 2019 - 02:57 PM.





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