Botting Royale! RiD vs. RSbot vs. NeXus!
As of November 29th, 2010, the underground act of Runescape botting is dominated by three major bot suppliers. These are RSbot, the largest, and free, NeXus, otherwise known as Rsbots and Autofighter, and Robotz in Disguise. From my point of view, I will rate all of these, and in the end, pick my overall favorite. Make sure to leave your opinions below!
The image above explains it all. In April, 2010 (I believe..) Jagex took control of **********, because when searching "RS" on google, it came up on the first page. RSbot has since been moved to Powerbot, and all of its factors remain the same. Let's get started on this.
RSbot, I believe, is the larges Runescape botting community, with over 2,000 page views per day, if not more. It should be noted immediately, that Powerbot (RSbot) is free, unlike our two competitors (For the most part..) RSbot is powered by user-created scripts, and few admin scripts. There is one problem with this though. One person that made a.. Let's say, Green dragon Killer. This person went to college and got a 4 year degree in Programming and computer science. Most likely, it will be an okay script. However, you can get a freshman in Highschool, who created the most basic script, to kill anything green, and eat under 30% of HP. I don't know if this is correct, and if it is not, I'll edit it. But I believe that most scripts on Powerbot can not counter Randoms.
Going back to a previous statement, Powerbot is free. What does this mean? A huuuuuge amount of level 3's walking around with Woodcutting capes, Mining capes, etc. These scripts aren't Necessarily bad, but it over-publicizes the bot, causing Macro Detection systems to be improved. If you don't believe me, look at the image above. Jagex has taken control of that Domain name, simply because of the amount of bots in the game (and Copyright Infringement of course...)
This Concludes Powerbot.
The NeXus bot, otherwise known as iBot or Autofighter, is another prime example of a popular and widely used bot. Before I go into detail, let me explain one fatal flaw. This bot uses a client to play Runescape, Train Skills, Click, etc. This infringes Jagex's Rights. The creator of this bot (Mark Snellman, Snellman Brothers) is already being sent to court because of this website. You can read the case sum here:
Anyway, about the bot itself...
Users go to Autofighter and select a bot, ranging from 5$ to 25$, for unlimited use. Each Purchase comes with an Auth (Authorization) Code, that you enter into the client. If your Auth Code is found using two IP addresses at once, your Auth code gets disabled, and so does your bot. I have... Experience with the NeXus. It got my main banned long ago. It was sad, really. Does that stop me from botting? NO.
I will say one thing though. Out of all of the bots, I think the NeXus handles Random events the best. I've never once failed/got stuck in a random, like I have with Powerbot and RiD. The NX (NeXus) can be minimized easily, because the client does all the work for you. NX, however, has a robotic-like cursor path, and while it does not click on the same pixel, it has a pixel radius.
This concludes NX.
Robotz in Disguise
If you're anything like me, when you first heard the name of this, you thought "LIKE TRANSFORMERS???"
All Joking aside, this is my favorite. Why? There is no need to ask why if you have used it. When I first watched the trailer for MTA4, I thought it was a person moving the mouse. It fooled a HUMAN. What does Jagex look for aside from long constant hours? Simple. Robotic Mouse paths, and the same pixels clicked. RiD Kills both of these issues. Plus, It has an auto talker! Holy Crap! It has really reached a point where you can not distinguish between a human, and a bot.
This concludes my comparison of the three mainstream bots. Make sure to leave your opinions below!