This is some pretty interesting news. I came on this morning to another contact from Zerxer.
Turns out Kolink made another account on GPX, to continue his bot-building. It’s quite strange that the head admin of a similar site (which also bans people for using bots) is trying so hard to build a bot for GPX. Well, they’re competition, so maybe not that strange. But it is incredibly pathetic to think about. We know he has the ability to make a bot, but that doesn’t mean he actually has to. I’m sure Zerxer isn’t out making a bot for Pokéfarm.
Not only did he create another account (ban-evading), but it’s possible that he’s building the bot so that he can distribute it (either publicly for anyone or privately amongst certain people). An anonymous person contacted Zerxer, apparently yesterday before the new ban went down, with some chat logs of Kolink talking about it. Please note that it’s POSSIBLE these aren’t real, but judging by the way he’s talking about it, I have no doubt that it’s real. Zerxer also pointed out that what was said here is actually how his bots are running on the site.
Kolink: I’ve got two little bots here, happily running along
Kolink: Currently the army is: PARTYD: Monitors the Party. If Eggs can hatch, they are hatched and boxed, and replacements are sought from (in order) the DayCare, the Shelter and the Lab. INTERACTD: Makes interactions with users who are online. Builds a queue, deals with 100 users, then adds
Kolink: A bit more control over PARTYD – if you need a party space (for an Exploration, for instance) then you have to snag it quickly before PARTYD gets to it (or kill the bot first). Also I want to make PARTYD inform you of Exploration progress, as well as Underground missions and Walker status, using the convenient notification bar.
Kolink: After that, it’s just User Interface that needs touching up, and it’ll be done.Maybe I can have CONFIGBOT that asks you for the username and password so it can log in for you, instead of having to provide a long explanation on how to get the correct cookie information.
How do we know he’s planning on releasing them? The last message. He’s touching up the User Interface, and adding a CONFIGBOT that asks “YOU” for your login information.
Now, some of you (most likely Kolink) are going to ask “How do you know Kolink actually had a second account?” Here’s a quote directly from the contact I got from Zerxer that explains how he found him right away after being contacted anonymously:
It wasn’t very hard to find him. I mean, his second account was using his regular IP, which sounds incredibly stupid. It was “distinct” from his original account’s IP in that the very last number was different, but dynamic IPs change like that frequently. It was obviously in the same IP range. Of course, once I found the account, it was a done deal. His status message was that he’s giving proper berry interactions to everyone (something his bot does) while his journal literally logged all of the account status (egg dex/poké dex completion, achievements unlocked, all the explorations that were completed). He even put very precise percentages for each of the completions, rather than rounding down to 2 decimal places, since we all know Kolink just loves to show off his smarts. That part there makes me think it was his bot that put that information into the journal. He even complained, in the journal, that there’s no BBCode for Overline to represent recursion, again another typical sign of him trying to point out that he knows things. All of that made it so incredibly obvious who it was. But, for good measure, I did apply some admin power and poke around the account and it was just as easy to see it was running a bot as Kolink’s original account was. Noticeably the same type of bot, too.
To back up what he said about the IPs, I took a look at all of the recent comments Kolink posted here, and while some of them (ones posted around the same time, for example) had the same exact IP, ones from different days had the same IP with the last digit being different. Just for those who don’t understand how IPs actually work. Zerxer also gave me the IP of the original account and the second account and both were identical to the IPs for his comments here.
Well, there you have it. Kolink made an account on GPX about a month ago, apparently got bored of it right away and started building two bots to cheat on the site, then got banned for it. Later, May 4th to be exact, he creates another account so that he can continue with creating his bots, which he plans on releasing for other people to use. He got banned again very early this morning. That’s the short version.
Now, there’s one more thing. In recent comments, both Kolink and Wolfin have been stating that they have no problem with someone posting a thread on Pokéfarm about things that get posted here, so long as they do it maturely and not troll-like (don’t post it in the wrong or multiple sections, and keep the flaming out). I call upon one of you readers (please, not multiple of you) to take this opportunity to let the users of Pokéfarm know that the admin that bans users on his own site for using bots is up to all of this on GPX, almost like he’s again trying to start a war between the two sites, while GPX administration still does not do anything against him or his site. If I hear that someone has done this, and the thread was deleted right away and/or the user banned, expect another post here. I might even have to get my hands dirty, so to speak, myself. Note that I do not condone trolling, however, and that is NOT what I’m asking for here. Zerxer does not know I’m calling for this, either, as his staff does not wish for members to post on Pokéfarm for negative reasons.
Update: This has already been done by someone and the thread was since closed, though it did wear out its welcome and I feel satisfied enough to cross out the request so no new readers try to post a thread about this.