Option to disable bot trades
I would like there to be an option in which you can toggle to disable all trading between bots and players, this is an option to prevent bot abuse as well as colluding.
Under consideration game options trade Suggested by: PCChaseMe • Upvoted: 25 Mar • Comments: 47
Esqarrouth Admin Merged
What does this mean?
In the game setup settings lobby, they are asking for the ability to disable trading entirely.
When play 1vs 1 trading is a waste of time.
Demiculus Admin Merged
Is this during the game or while creating the game?
While creating the game would be great
I think this would help in player vs bot game where bot keep requesting things, over and over again.
Lets be honest: bots are a really nice functionality to have and based on good algorithms but they are very very bad in trading. One should have the option to (for example in some advanced settings options when creating a game) disable trades with them.
Demiculus Admin Merged
"Add an option to disable trades with an eventual bot in case a player leaves earlier" (suggested by PotatoRiot on 2020-03-15), including upvotes (2) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Situation: It is very frustrating when someone is winning just because the bot (read person who left mostly in the middle of the game) accepts his trading propositions all the time, even some propositions that mostly no one would accept.
Solution: To prevent this kind of situation there could be added the feature during the room creation where you can e.g. check the box if you don't want the trades with bots.
"Ability to disable Trade option" (suggested by Michael on 2020-07-24), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Add trading disable option." (suggested by Faunia on 2020-03-04), including upvotes (5) and comments (5), was merged into this suggestion.
"trades on or off" (suggested by Shawn on 2019-12-09), including upvotes (3) and comments (2), was merged into this suggestion.
"No Hot Tradin Feature" (suggested by Silver on 2020-08-13), including upvotes (2) and comments (1), was merged into this suggestion.
"=> check the box during room creation if you don't want trades with the bots <=" (suggested by Mikili on 2020-06-02), including upvotes (6) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Disallow trading" (suggested by Mark on 2020-06-23), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"When creating game, add OPTION: Trading with bot YES/NO. Or at least dont trade with the leader" (suggested by TOMAS on 2020-09-04), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Matt Caps Merged
Bot trades typically ruin the game because bots are usually willing to trade all of the time, which makes the game less fun. Having an option of disabling bot trades will make the game better.
"Add "disable bot trades" as an option in the game setup" (suggested by Matt Caps on 2020-09-12), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
It would be great to have the option to set no bot trading at set up for all games. This would prevent disputes during the game when players disconnect. In cases where players have agreed to not trade with bots, this option would save time and avoid misclicks.
Many times players prefer to not trade with bots, if an online player gets disconnected and is replaced by a computer. Suggestions are made in the chat box but they can be missed and can throw off gameplay. Accidentally trading with bots when an agreement is made can cause tension. Same goes for people who decide against the no bot trade rule. My suggestion is this:
Offer a "No Bot Trade" check box in the Game Mode setup screen to make the rules clear for players. If the NBT box is selected t
"No Bot Trade Option in Game Mode Selection Screen" (suggested by Sukh on 2020-09-29), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I would like a "no bot trades" option during game set-up, but with more controls than just all-or-none. I want the option to disable all bot trades, or just the ones with other bots, or just the ones with humans. I would also like a point limit, like if a human has 3+ points (or whatever threshold is chosen at setup), they can't trade with bots anymore. Once a bot is disabled or disqualified by the set conditions, they shouldn't waste game time by proposing trades.
"Prevent trading with replacement bots - option for host" (suggested by Ketchupplant on 2020-10-23), including upvotes (2) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Me and many I played with want to disallow to trade with bots in our games. As bot trades are stupid. If somebody leaves the game and a bot spawns, we want nobody to trade with bots but bots.
"Allow players to start games where players cannot trade with bots, only bots can trade with bots" (suggested by green on 2020-11-23), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I do not want to disable trades per se, just trades between bots and human players, as a config in setting up the game
Yosef Kazinik Merged
An option during set up, in which any player that leaves and turns into a bot, will be embargoed by the rest of the players automatically and in a mandatory fashion.
In other words, mandatorily restricting trades with unplanned bots instead of agreeing and trusting other players to do so.
"Setup Option to Automatically Embargo Players-Turned-Bots" (suggested by Yosef Kazinik on 2021-01-21), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Allow “no trades” as a game option
The players instead have to use the ports and 4:1 with bank.
No more 5-6 offers per turn and waiting for all trade responses until the end of the timer. Zzz boring !
"Allow hosting of no trade (NT) games" (suggested by Leso on 2021-01-30), including upvotes (2) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
""No trade with bots" option" (suggested by Danwe on 2021-02-15), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Add option: Ban trading with bots" (suggested by Filip on 2021-03-09), including upvotes (2) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Create a setting to not allow trading with bots." (suggested by ManOfTheLand on 2021-03-27), including upvotes (7) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Put a no trade button right above the dice" (suggested by player on 2021-03-24), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
This feature is needed so much. Players trading with bots imbalances the game. Please make an option to disable players being able to trade with bots
can you please change the subject to disable trades between bots and players?
Kaitlyn Moore Merged
Any game is frustrating when a player leaves, a bot takes their place, and the bot makes unfair or aimless trades that a human would likely not offer or accept. In many chats of the games in which a player leaves, the remaining players attempt to establish an honor system to not trade with the bot, but the agreement is easily forgotten or accidentally violated, because a simple embargo does not suffice in eliminating bot trading completely. It creates an unfair advantage for those who take advantage of the bot's ignorance.
To solve this problem, a pre-game option to "turn off bot trading" should be available alongside the options to select private game, hide bank cards, and friendly robber. This would give the game maker the ability to prevent any potential bot from participating in any trades.
Kaitlyn Moore Merged
Note: This would be a PRE-GAME option, making it apply to either all or no players.
"Option to Turn Off Bot Trading" (suggested by Kaitlyn Moore on 2021-05-13), including upvotes (2) and comments (1), was merged into this suggestion.
I consider an option to turn off bot trading a good title for this feature
Please rename the title of this to "Option to Turn Off Bot Trading". Thanks! Feature is so necessary.
+1 for this feature
it should be simple to implement and will improve quality of game - bots would not be anymore a game changer
Please make it happen that you can choose in the game options whether players are able to trade with bots or not.
- yes: trades with bots are allowed
- no: only trades between bots are allowed
could also change bot trading to check to see if the trade allows them to build something new or gain more resources than they give. Also since you can see what they want via their trades there's no reason to trade right then you can wait till your turn so maybe weight the cost to be more if its not the bots turn. Also give them the ability to calculate if they are trading with someone who could win this turn. I'm not familiar with the languages you use on the site but it could go something like counting up to max dev points you can have, counting resource cards so if you have the exact right resources you could win by building some roads or other means also if army is 1 knight away from being taken by that player the first hidden dev card is 2 points and does not count towards potential vp cards. dont check for them winning by getting dev cards. you could also just have everything as a number since its checking the worst possible scenario so no need to track specific resources.
"Option in rules to disable bot trades" (suggested by Lozo on 2022-05-28), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Add a "don't trade with bot" option at room making" (suggested by Bongo on 2022-09-25), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
This is the point I am always frustrated when bot trades decide the game, because bots are stupid and trade not considerable. The game is given away to one person at random. It is already a loss when somebody rage quits, but when the players then trade with the bot I get very angry. There should be an option to disable bot trades. I would always enable that option for my games.