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ComMan
ROS BOT
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 17:34
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:01 #1

Hi,

Multibotting implies a new architecture for the bot and website. That's why we set up a separate crowdfunding campaign for it. Global objective had been set so that 100% of the bar could be reached with less than a few dollars per running bot license. Since the release of custom pickit and the announcement of the multibotting crowdfunding campaign, donations went down, and the bar has been filling up slowly.

 

We added 2.1.2 in order to try boosting multibot crowfunding, but even with this, we failed at getting more attention for this feature. We therefore took the decision to cancel the multibotting campaign. We also chose to lower the objective for the 2.1.2 compliant version so that the objective is already complete (it will go through beta program for testing as usual)

We apologize for this decision to all who were highly interested in the multibotting feature.

 

Ros-Bot Team

Rawshark
DONATOR
Joined: 10/09/2014 - 19:22
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:58

It's all good.  Thanks for the update.  

*You should have moved the bar to 45% for a little while instead of 100% so that you could have gotten some new donators for 46 to 60 level  ;)


ComMan
ROS BOT
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 17:34
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 17:11 (Reply to #2)

Donations are possible at any time


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FancyPancyUserName
DONATOR
Joined: 10/15/2014 - 04:23
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:53

I was excited for the multibot but I understand life happens. Any ideas coming down the pipeline for the next update?


enigmatike64
DONATOR
Joined: 09/05/2014 - 18:30
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 02:35

I'm waiting Season 2 to donate again.


I'm french so sorry for my english 

MrNiceGuy
DONATOR
Joined: 06/24/2014 - 04:50
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:10

Very sad :-/

How about letting the Bot do one blind click on "OK" by default after he try to put a stone in?
http://www.ros-bot.com/suggestions/multibot-210-fast-and-working-solution-6584

Then we will be able to multibot like in 2.0.6 again, with the right settings they stay all together nearly all the time.
It would take less time to change the guide to that.


FunkFlitzer
Joined: 11/18/2014 - 09:20
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:09

damn that was one of my biggest wishes
is there not even a slight chance for making a realy simple "follow the other char"

i wouldnt need more (got one char without any gear so only thing i need is to gear him up once)
 


blooski
DONATOR
Joined: 07/05/2014 - 18:58
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:29

It is sad to hear indeed, maybe for future campaigns you could launch a basic version of the bot and another one for donators with specific features.
Just an idea.

RatMan
MODERATOR
Joined: 09/19/2014 - 07:12
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:17

Possibly even just say how much your target is and people can aim to that goal fasteR?

phoenixskank
DONATOR
Joined: 07/31/2014 - 05:09
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:50

A big thanks to all the cheapskates who got us where we are now...

This was something me and my friends were hella excited about. Well, as usual, the universe is indifferent and we get screwed.

Thanks to the team, sorry people are so fucking cheap/ungrateful.


RatMan
MODERATOR
Joined: 09/19/2014 - 07:12
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:02

Funny how many people that keep talking on her on a weekly basis who say they want this but don't donate when they say they would minus those whom have a money shortage. If you can afford internet $5 goes along way.

RatMan
MODERATOR
Joined: 09/19/2014 - 07:12
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 17:02

Funny how many people that keep talking on her on a weekly basis who say they want this but don't donate when they say they would minus those whom have a money shortage. If you can afford internet $5 goes along way.

PaigowD3
DONATOR
Joined: 10/09/2014 - 10:17
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 02:40

Well that’s a shame. Im sure you have your reasons for keeping this bot donation bases but as you already know people generally won’t give if they can get it for free.

I know from experience myself creating an app that has gotten 50,000+ downloads in 1 week to only see an embarrassing $20 or so in my PayPal donations account. I then decided to keep it a free app but to add ads to it and make a better version which I charged $3.00  The app ended up making me over $100k and that is even after Google’s and Apple’s 30% cut, but had a kept it free I probably to this day wouldn’t have made even $1000

When I just released the app there was little competition in the category so daily downloads were high and I updated the app a few times a week and answered all emails nearly as fast as they came in. But as I lost interest in the app and competition was fiercer, so as sales dropped from 10k/month to 1k/month to so did the support for the app. In the beginning before I made money off it I had fun but in the end it felt like work which I was OK with until money wasn’t enough, so I totally know where you’re coming from.

I know your case is much different from mine with it being a bot you need to tread carefully and know the laws for where you operate.

The entire multibotting project for what was described did seem like a good amount of work, can I ask is the entire project scrapped? May we still see future updates such as botting in a group where the bot will follow the party leader?  Not sure how much work that would involve but we could make great use out of this feature.
 


Sbotme
DONATOR
Joined: 06/13/2014 - 22:38
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:15 (Reply to #13)

Could it be done like this??? Buy an add-in for multibot-funktion or other extras. This would be a great way to do it :-)
Motivation for programers to get those most wanted add-ins done + Custom bots for everyone who wants it.
Would this be possible or even worth considering for the amazing Ros-bot-team???  :-D


tik
DONATOR
Joined: 06/04/2014 - 05:25
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 04:45

i'm sure you'll get the fund :)
if most of people are like me, end year is never a good period for cash
that being said it is a good thing to keep those goals separated


joshdvt
DONATOR
Joined: 11/13/2014 - 20:48
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 07:27

Just made my first donation even at 100% thx for your work.


yurchik_p
DONATOR
Joined: 07/27/2014 - 13:46
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 07:31

Well, this is the reason why your bot should not be free. In general, people will not pay if they don't have to, and you will always struggle to finice your work when you will need to implement something more serious.
If you so eager to keep it free then make it free for basic functionality such as running bounties and rifts. For those who want advanced functionalities should have an option to pay for it and then be assured that the development of the new functionality will not be interrupted.
Isn't it fair enough??


MrNiceGuy
DONATOR
Joined: 06/24/2014 - 04:50
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 07:49

Multibotting worked very simple in 2.0.6 without any communication between the Bots, all we need is one little click:
http://www.ros-bot.com/suggestions/multibot-fast-and-working-solution-6584

  1. Give all Bots a Unity (75% dmg reduction) and maybe Strongarm Bracers (+120% dmg)
  2. Better Bot the same classes on different gear/builds together because of Smart Loot, like this you can gear them all rly fast e.G.: Firebird Wizard | Archon Wizard | Magnum Wizard or simply 4 Archon Wizards with Mad Monarch Szepter there are a lot of effective ways...
  3. Set all Bots to do Rifts and put them all in the same game
  4. Start the bots and let the first one open the Rift
  5. The other bots click on the Rift, try to put a stone in, realise that they dont enter the Rift (because they havent clicked on "OK"), run a new routine back to the waypoint and to the Rift Portal again but this time they click on the position where the "OK" Button appear, just a blind click without any communication between the bots... A simple try&error concept
  6. Now they are all in the Rift with the same POIs but sometimes a bot run a bit different way where other POIs get closer and they split up. To reduce this I set the pickit to nearly pick nothing. They die very rarely anyways because of 4x Unity
  7. In addition BreakAfterBossKill "True" will force all bots to leave the Rift together whereever they are and if one wasnt able to leave the Rift fast enough then he dont know whats happening and leave the game to click the resume button that is now on the normal start button position and start over again
  • You can check the bot activity on Ros Bot to see if anyone finds a good item for another char allowes you to connect to your Host PC with Teamviewer to press F6 in the 2 VMwares where the bot with the Item and the Bot who wants the item is. Teleport Town or die, drop Item Bot 1, pick it Bot 2, portal back, resume bots F6
  • Simply make an Item Checklist for the Bots in Excel, like this you have a gambeling overview and know exactly wich bot needs wich item

 


suntizzl
DONATOR
Joined: 10/19/2014 - 02:04
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:17

yea i was really looking forward to this.


ComMan
ROS BOT
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 17:34
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:30

Evening,

We understand and share the sadness

Multibot never worked. It was just about launching several bots at the same time in the same game, for rifts only (and even, in big maps, bots would have taken different paths). It was working because there was no in game confirmation nor any exchange required between the bots. It worked somehow... by chance.

Also. We can't blame donations level. We tried crowdfunding thinking we would manage to have it get more interest. We failed. But in no case should one blame people who don't want / can't donate. This is a free software.


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yurchik_p
DONATOR
Joined: 07/27/2014 - 13:46
Sun, 12/07/2014 - 03:43 (Reply to #20)

Donators don't blame anyone, we just don't want to ge to the situation when the entire project will be shut down due to low donations........


Cap
DONATOR
Joined: 06/16/2014 - 22:10
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 18:15

I think the Diablo community is just very stingy and cheap in general. This project and THUD get very very little donations and these 2 are some of the most useful projects for this game. Its very sad theres little money to be made from this Diablo community. Seems as they just want stuff handed to them for free for some reason.


rollypoly
DONATOR
Joined: 07/05/2014 - 02:38
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:59

i imagine the holiday season had something to do with that...

it was kind of the last big thing this bot was really missing, aside from smaller functions, tweaks and sequence scripts. the appeal of multibotting has to be limited in the demographic as a whole... i'm not sure what else might bring the kind of support you're looking for... aside from maybe user/custom sequence scripts.

a focus/goal change would have been a better idea than to just cancel the campaign. using bot milestones to extract cash already didn't sit right with me... donations should be in appreciation of work, not needed to be paid before work will be delivered. it's trying to have it both ways and you, apparently, aren't getting what you want (money) and neither are we (features). the suggestion section has been horribly neglected and can attest to my assertion that we aren't getting the features we want.

i believe the plan was to offer a for-pay and a for-free version, based on various clues on the website and in the bot. maybe it's time to re-examine that plan? i'm down... hell, i want a developers license at $15/mo with 4 bot licenses and access to a sequence development kit. ;)

i'm still hopeful about this working out, but each step on this crowdfunding campaign has dampened my enthusiasm a little more. i love the approach to the bot itself... just not the approach to funding it. keep trying, something will work...


rwmwaffle
DONATOR
Joined: 09/16/2014 - 01:23
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 17:52

I honestly think the lack of a funding goal is scaring people away. A progress bar is great but I know of a few people who wouldn't fund this bot because there was no listed monetary goal, they were worried that it was just a money grab by people trying to get hundreds of dollars when they really only needed $40. 


Danemj3
DONATOR
Joined: 05/11/2014 - 18:48
Sun, 12/07/2014 - 13:57

I think like 95% of this site, donators or not want the multibot feature. If the donations were just coming slow then let them come slow. I think no matter how long it takes, people would be willing to wait. Versus just giving up on the project because donations are slow, and borderline complaining about lack of donations.


MrNiceGuy
DONATOR
Joined: 06/24/2014 - 04:50
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 06:32

95% would have wanted this feature but nearly everyone thinked you can only Multibot when you have more than one Diablo Account by your own, they dont know anything about sharing bots inside the community or with friends for more Exp AND automaticaly itemtraiding


Danemj3
DONATOR
Joined: 05/11/2014 - 18:48
Mon, 12/08/2014 - 07:10

Okay I'll try my best to understand what you mean. You are saying that people didn't think that multbotting would including botting with others? Well I can't speak for everyone on this site but everyone I know was definitely thinking of botting with other people. Also, auto item trading wasnt really something I was worried about. Just the fact that the more people there are in a game, the easier the monsters are to kill. And obviously you could pontentially run split bounties really fast. This all seems like basic features of multibotting to me, not just the people who have 2 account to themselves. I mean in D2 and other games, multibotting with mulitple people is quite common. So many I don't understand your meaning.


phoenixskank
DONATOR
Joined: 07/31/2014 - 05:09
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:30

Is this still dead? I know it's probably a silly question but I (and many others) really wanted this. I'm kinda crushed at this point. Ever since it was announced I've been plotting and theorycrafting for the "team" me any my friends would run. Killing this has kind of made it so none of us want to play anymore. Please bring the fun back!

And I think the part about having no total on the bar is valid. It sketched me out in the beginning. Luckily I decided I didn't give a shit and donated anyway. Most won't be so casual though. Giving a total is a much needed part of the "security" of it all doe donators.

Regardless of what happens, we can't thank you enough, but if you do this we'll need to thank you a lot more! Please don't let us down. =)


MrNiceGuy
DONATOR
Joined: 06/24/2014 - 04:50
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:37

How about a little click on "OK" to get our lovely Multibot feature in the absolutely best area?
suggestion_2-4_bots_in_rifts_2.1.0.png

http://www.ros-bot.com/suggestions/multibot-fast-and-working-solution-6584

It would be a good consolation for the people that donated higher amounts to get the feature and its much better than most people think because you can gear up one char using the loot of 4 chars. I played like this for month and it worked great. Much more efficient than solo botting and in addition its very easy to realise:

  • Open a Rift
  • Check if you are in the Rift
  • If yes: Do Rift
  • If not: Click the Rift Portal again and click on "OK"


e.G.: I would love to gear up pretty fast in Season 2 and that is definitely the fastest way. Its faster than Multiboxing even without a follow party leader option or shared POIs. The time you play your char with some friends by your own the other 3 can farm Uber Keys you can use later on to get Hellfire Amulets for yourself and your friends ;)


yurchik_p
DONATOR
Joined: 07/27/2014 - 13:46
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 03:51 (Reply to #29)

You suggested it more than three months ago and it seems like they are not interested in implementing this...


ZlrTrace
DONATOR
Joined: 10/08/2014 - 18:16
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:50

oh man, i was really looking forwrad to multibotting.  hopefully it comes back


ZlrTrace
DONATOR
Joined: 10/08/2014 - 18:16
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:57

Oh btw, i did get my own little multibot action going. Using autoIT, I had the enter button pressed twice every 10-15 seconds, which is the only thing that was required to enter a rift that was already open.  PM me if anyone wants the source for that script.  Very simple, with added functions.  


ScorpTron
DONATOR
Joined: 09/14/2014 - 01:24
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 17:37

Very disappointed, but at least now there will be no more need for donations.
 


ComMan
ROS BOT
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 17:34
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:22 (Reply to #33)

Feel free to claim any donation back if you had be donating with multibotting in mind


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MrNiceGuy
DONATOR
Joined: 06/24/2014 - 04:50
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 20:09

@ ZlrTrace
I have never used AutoIT but ye, should be easy to realise, even with a macro keyboard or something like that. Please send me the informations in a link or post it here:
http://www.ros-bot.com/suggestions/multibot-fast-and-working-solution-6584

@ ScorpTron
Ros Bot providing very fast updates on patches. Only for that I would like to donate again...


hwangwang
Joined: 12/14/2014 - 20:31
Sun, 12/14/2014 - 21:15

very nice


superbee
DONATOR
Joined: 12/14/2014 - 09:22
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:07

i dont get key :(
i have buy 10 s


ComMan
ROS BOT
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 17:34
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:35 (Reply to #37)

Keys are free
Go to My Account > Licenses


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loklok2
Joined: 12/17/2014 - 05:04
Wed, 12/17/2014 - 05:14

wow good


craneo
DONATOR
Joined: 09/30/2014 - 14:55
Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:01

I did a 100$ donation for multibotting

Oct 31, 2014 order 31916

​I would like my donation back

( I have done another donation, but the other one was because I like the program. so its correct)

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