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Offline Phil Sutherland

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Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« on: May 22, 2011, 05:46:08 PM »
Today a member of the AA alliance used a Captcha suspension in an attempt to save their fleet. It partially failed.
Still they were exploiting a bug and should be reset.
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 05:50:13 PM »
:twisted: it is a cowards way out... as far as it being illegal.. well.. they got suspended for it..  :?
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 05:52:29 PM »
from what im told thats not quite how it went down. and a suspension is the same as v mode. attack still runs through, so i dont see any benefit for an intentional suspension. (other than maybe follow up plunder?)
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 05:54:53 PM »
Well my hunting partner locked the dios back. So she was going to go for follow up waves. Plus we couldn't launch on the heph because of the suspension.
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 05:57:46 PM »
oh damn, well i had asked why we had a suspended AA. and the reason was practicing escaping a 6 sec lock. i dont have many more details than that. but now they miss 3 days of res. was the heph locked? cuz i didnt hear of anything besides a loose lock.
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 05:59:41 PM »
:twisted: Yeah.. I'm SURE it was a loose lock to cause your member to panic like that..
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 06:01:21 PM »
i was told 6 secs, ppl panic when theyre under attack. i had a "lock" at my heph that was off by 2min57 secs and i was still freakin out.
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 06:02:12 PM »
:twisted: Well.. Obviously is was enough..
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 06:05:00 PM »
I don't buy it. Its very hard to get a Captcha and even more hard to get suspended from it.
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 06:08:36 PM »
Quote from: "Kip Shiller"
i was told 6 secs, ppl panic when theyre under attack. i had a "lock" at my heph that was off by 2min57 secs and i was still freakin out.
:lol:
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 06:08:59 PM »
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I don't buy it. Its very hard to get a Captcha and even more hard to get suspended from it.

agreed
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 06:10:14 PM »
I argued with Jason about this issue a couple weeks ago... but anyone that's ever argued with Jason probably knows how that worked out  :roll:
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 06:10:38 PM »
solo u got urself suspended intentionally in 30 secs from a captcha, cant be that hard lol

im going to "buy it" til im told otherwise
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 06:12:25 PM »
Its easy if you go to the link http://uni2.playstarfleetextreme.com/captcha
But very hard if you don't. You need to fail it 10 times which is very hard. To trigger a captcha you need to reload a page very fast for a long period of time.
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Re: Is it legal to use a Captcha to avoid an attack
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2011, 06:14:19 PM »
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solo u got urself suspended intentionally in 30 secs from a captcha, cant be that hard lol

im going to "buy it" til im told otherwise

all you do is hit the refresh button a bunch of time (f5 I think?)

The concern is not only trying to avoid an attack, but also, for instance, preventing a group attack from forming or hiding a group defend.
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