Already been bombarding Shapy with PM's these days, so I'll try to get your attention on it too, muzzel, since he seems to have outdone himself, and this really needs attention. Here's what's been up:
Fortnight to 3 weeks ago or so, bots were down for abt a week's time; totally off of garena n bnet both. Shapy told me it was a so-called server change "they" decided (forced down our throat if ye ask me), and that they would be gonna give us a free month to compensate.
After that, the quality of both bots, starting with dgbot began to deteriorate. How so? It became more n more "invisible" to more n more people. As people didn't see the game hosted. Huge lags also appeared. Got to a point where we only used farmbot (we call Gaia ORPG bot that).
Right before dgbot started going downhill, it was being overused. Here is why: Frambot needed 6 ppl to auto-start, no other way. Not very realistic, not these days at least with certain lack of players on the horizon. Ppl got tired of waiting so dgbot was being overused (to me it seemed one reason for the lags). I asked Shapy and he improved it with adding votestart there too. One thing went awry however; he set the prerequisite number of people for votestart to enable, to "2". Means with two people in a farmbot game, one of them can type !votestart and it starts the game..!
Dgbot's vote is at least 3 out of which two must vote and so on (max -1 vote), which makes more sense.
Dgbot is completely out of the picture (and has been so, as u can see it's not been getting any games for a week or two). I've actually had 3+ people just these past few days coming to garena from bnet and joining FoF due to dgbot being inactive there, hoping to find game. Right before it went all invisible to half of us in garena, we realized it was disconnected from bnet (no longer shared like before). Here is how: some of us use both bnet and garena and we tried to set a game in dgbot. We from garena (after relogging several times just to see dgbot) and a certain friend from bnet went to the bot and we both announced it is empty, while we were both in a dgbot; meaning each bnet n garena had a dgbot of their own.
And just tonight farmbot also started playing hide n seek with several of us, including me. Funny thing is that some see it some don't, and that makes it hard for me to decide as to what the prob is. Given the overall status quo, I'll cast my vote on Lunar Ghost or w/e incompetent scammer has been on the receiving end of our donation money. I'll have you reminded, this all happened After the "server change" downtime.
Contrary to the fact that my good friends and I make a habit out of helping starters or low levellers with farming, we had to ask some people to leave or even votekick ppl from farmbot today to just get a proper boss raid team. It wasn't cool. We need the dgbot to restore order of things.
Here is why I'm voicing concerns to begin with, in case you were wondering.
I'm eAzY_8765 on garena and along with my old buddies, I made Fellowship of Fun (166240) previously GHoF (Gaia's Hall of Fame). I've been playing with more people than majority of Gaias players could boast of, and I keep track of things, with some 500 hr of Gaias on those bots. We have 170+ ppl here atm, currently quite active too, both farm n bosses. I've donated too btw, 50 USD no longer needed to hide imo; it's just that just Shapy n I decided to keep it unspoken of so that people wouldn't presume we didn't need any more, if you know what I mean. As of tonight I and some friends see neither of the bots, hence unable to play Gaia atm.