Third party bot developers have been under fire recently, and another bot program bit the dust today. Earlier this week the developer of Pokemon Go shut down MyGobot, and initiated a widespread ban. Under the threat of legal action, Necrobot shut down operations today leaving another void in the Pokemon Go project development community.
This all comes on the heels of more permanent bans being levied against players using GPS spoofers and bots to get ahead. In short Niantic is on the offensive, and don’t look to be letting up the pressure any time soon. Known as the catch flee ban, it’s another form of permaban that’s removing cheaters from Pokemon Go servers en mass.
Necrobot shut down part of Pokemon Go ban wave
According to the Pokemon Go Reddit community, the bans are continuing to roll in. For people who have been banned but have played legally, you can check out the appeal process here.
The Necrobot shut down statement is below, as devs said their goodbyes to the Discord community.
“Due to legal action being started against other bot creators/devs (we did not receive a letter yet) the Project development will be stopped. All Source Files / Downloads will be removed. We now have to say Good Bye to the awesome Community. Over 100k Members on Discord and 500k Downloads a day! The Discord Community will remain open for Discussions. It was fun, we had a nice time. Thank you for the Donations, all Devs will be getting their share by today.”
There’s no news from Niantic thus far on these bans, but more bans figure to be coming down the pipeline. What is your take on GPS spoofing and Pokemon Go bots? Do you know anyone affected by the Necrobot shut down?
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