Entropia Universe not immune to exploits

| 21 Mar 2007 19:28

Entropia Universe is one of those "fake money equals real money" virtual worlds. So if there's an easy way to generate fake money, it could become a little unbalancing. I don't play EU, so I don't understand the specifics, but being an old school exploiter from way back, I do understand the concept behind this exploit:

Follow Bots are a simple exploit. A player logs into EU on a second PC with a secondary avatar (which is illegal). They equip an expensive FAP (med kit), turn on an autoclicker, and then command their secondary avatar to follow their primary avatar. Whenever the primary avatar gets hurt, the Follow Bot automatically heals them. One player is now driving a team of two.

At this point, the primary avatar can walk around and hunt without Armor, and without ever having to stop to FAP themselves. This technique allows those who use it the ability to leverage their $25k FAPs to exploit the system. How? By not paying armor decay. By not having to FAP themselves, reducing a mobs regen. By not having to employ the services of a medic.

I think the reason why I don't play this game is because they named something FAP. So then FAP becomes the root of a verb. Fap. Fap. Fap. :fappery:

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bru, it seems you have played this game, but you must not be playing long because your post is full of incorrect information.

- You do not NEED follow mode to make this kind of exploit, you need the other account set up with an autoclicker set to 1 second intervals (free for download), it has the fap equipped, and you have the other avatar selected. The option to move to target when interacting is selected, and whenever the other avatar is clicked (every second) the 2nd account moves to target, and tries to heal. Avatar fully healed: "not wounded" message, else > heal.
- Every time someone doenst have to take their fap to heal, its more damage done to the creature (and on big creatures it makes a difference).
- Even ubers needs some kind of protection on the biggest mobs to go hunt them alone, and the 160 heal the modfap does (not 100 like you say) can provide protection to stay alive, but then you have a significant ammount of time reduced that you can shoot the mob, thus the mob regenerates -> Costs more money to kill it, and since money is what this game is about, its certainly profitable to hunt with a 2nd account clicking you all the time.
- There are already people with thousands and thousands of dollars worth on their account that are locked because they did something that isnt allowed, so why do you think this time its different?
- Best faps are not worth 10k$, they are worth 2 to 3 times that atm.

Get your facts straight.

In follow mode, the moment you use your mouse, you get out of follow mode. I guess the exploit worked in the past, but not today. Besides to get an uber-fap you pay like 10.000 real american dollars. An uber-fap will heal upto 100 health points meaning the mob attacking you would have to do more then that kind of damage. If you have the money to get an uber-fap in the first place, then you also have enough money to get the skills to hunt without armour. Last: if you get cought cheating, your account is locked. Someone owning an uber fap worth 10.000 real american dollars will not take the chance to get his account locked and loose all that money.

So in short:
- the exploit doesnt work (at least not in version 8.11)
- if one could afford an uber fap you do not need to cheat, because the fap is that good
- if you have a fap like that you will have skilled with it a lot meaning you have enough
evade to hunt without armour anyway
- ppl who have an uber-fap will not risk to loose it (get cought cheating and getting locked)

Ahh, thanks for all the info guys :)

Acctually this last Version Update (8.11 updated on Tuesday) we just got introduced Limited Faps -faps which can be used a limited amount of clicks before you have to buy a new one.
Also there has been looted a Limited-fap with higher heal then the 30k$ fap, so who knows, the price might go down. Doubt it tho.

The "regular" faps you can just put in repair-terminal and repair it (for money ofc) and use it again. The Faps I mentioned (and you mentioned in the initial post) is like deacon said, the uber faps. There ofc are alot cheaper options. The Uber faps however are so costy because they heal alot of HP at the same time as they are very economic to use.

To answer your questiong Razor, the Faps are able to be used forever, but, they must be repaired occasionally. The type of faps Skamnorth is speaking of are Uber Faps (read - very rare) and would last for many hours of continuous use without being repaired making it easy for someone to setup a followbot then go to bed.

It makes more sense now that I know what the acronym stands for, but it still sounds hilarious when you say it out loud. I do wonder if these FAPs are able to be used forever, or do they have a limited amount of uses? Seems to me that if the FAPs ran out, then the bot method becomes less viable, and would be abandoned.

True, EU if far from immune for exploits.

But then again if caught, the people owning those 25-30k $ faps will be locked and their items taken away from them. Now that burns I can imagine..

This summer we had a incidents where some elite and old players was caught by MindArk (company behind EU) as bot-hunters (not same exploit; this one was a bot making you able to auto-hunt while afk; running around in the same pattern.) and were locked. prolly more then 1000k $ worth on those accounts together.. now that buuurns :o

Btw, FAP is short for First Aid Pack. Makes a lil more sense now dunnit ;P

-Skam

Entropia Universe not immune to exploits

Entropia Universe is one of those "fake money equals real money" virtual worlds. So if there's an easy way to generate fake money, it could become a little unbalancing. I don't play EU, so I don't understand the specifics, but being an old school exploiter from way back, I do understand the concept behind this exploit:

Follow Bots are a simple exploit. A player logs into EU on a second PC with a secondary avatar (which is illegal). They equip an expensive FAP (med kit), turn on an autoclicker, and then command their secondary avatar to follow their primary avatar. Whenever the primary avatar gets hurt, the Follow Bot automatically heals them. One player is now driving a team of two.

At this point, the primary avatar can walk around and hunt without Armor, and without ever having to stop to FAP themselves. This technique allows those who use it the ability to leverage their $25k FAPs to exploit the system. How? By not paying armor decay. By not having to FAP themselves, reducing a mobs regen. By not having to employ the services of a medic.

I think the reason why I don't play this game is because they named something FAP. So then FAP becomes the root of a verb. Fap. Fap. Fap. :fappery:

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