How Do We Prevent Players from Using Bots in Sunflower Land?
When players use bots in an ecosystem like Sunflower Land, the game loses value at its core.
If assets and progression in the game can be attained without a person actually playing it, then those bot-users gain an unfair advantage over the other players.
The people who don’t use bots will get discouraged and frustrated having spent real time playing and advancing their farms, while another group of players was able to achieve a greater level.
When people don’t play the game for the sake of playing it, the game loses its appeal to players.
Once the game is no longer fun for these formerly engaged players, the community surrounding the game starts to dissipate.
Its difficult for game devs to identify people using bots
It is hard for even the most technical developers to understand how many players have implemented bots to play for them.
It is a challenging technical problem that involves reviewing website log data, among other techniques.
Fortunately, the game developers of Sunflower Land have implemented strict no bot policies in the game.
Additionally, the mobile version of the game is playable on an app like Metamask using the dapp browser… you just need a crypto wallet.
While the SFL developers have stated that this is strictly against the rules and you will get banned if you try to do this, there is a chance that some people are using bots in a way that is undetectable from the game developers noticing.
People that use bots get blacklisted, which marks out your Farm NFT with a red X as shown in the image. Don’t be one of those people!
Good work to the SFL team for keeping the community strong and free of bots!