For the last couple of Rumbles, we have received reports of what appears to be a bot guild. After reviewing the reported guild, we found no proof of exploitation among the accounts.
Over the weekend, players reported additional bot guilds that lead to a larger investigation of multiple guilds. After investigating the reported guilds, we have found a network of accounts that we can confirm were involved in exploitation and/or botting. We have permanently banned the accounts involved. Additionally, guilds with a large quantity of banned accounts have been disqualified from Rumble.
We will continue to review accounts used in exploits or bot behavior, please report any suspicious behavior to: https://animationthrowdown.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
Additionally - to respond to a few rumors over the weekend.
- Players that have had their usernames changed to player may be experiencing a different issue (account disconnects, name changes, etc) and may not be involved with the above.
- There are no developer or Kongregate test guilds on the live server.
TLDR: It's a sad day to be a Robot.