This is a discussion on Reign Of Kronos - Closed Beta & Idea sharing within the Private Servers forums, part of the Knight Online (ko4life.com) category; Originally Posted by nickos3
I was thinking to add PUS items on my Vote System too, but damn, after thinking ...
-To make it clear we don't want to make the vote points rewards too easy since people will be donating for those items with there "hard" worked money.
-Making trades available on higher level (The abusers will still be able to "abuse" it but somehow we would really be taking there time and somehow preventing it of being too easy)
-We could as well be checking logs for proxy users. (Most of the modern KO players use Hot Spot Shield,which is changing the masked IP each time you re-open it which would tell us that there are people abusing our Vote point system)
There are more safety options for sure but i didn't mention them on the post.
But it totally depends on who is developing the vote system,if the person doesn't have the right knowledge to make it secured than he simply doesn't do it.
But lets say nothing is 100% secured now days,since modern crackers/hackers could actually very easy hack into USKO server and company. But they simply don't do it becouse they have nothing to gain.
In the other hand there are turkish bypasses and bug finders that can bypass the code written for the specific vote system.
XionaKO dont have any problems with their vote system it's secured enough for Private knight online server with low activity.
There is always a loop hole or way to bypass pretty much anything with the correct amount of knowledge. Almost every Vote System actually is buggy. You can click the link and close it, without even voting. And you will get your VP.
FYI, this is all your example does, and is really just implemented by everyone using my vote script.
I would really love to get into that argument but the fact is i tried to make it as clear as i could above.
-There are possibilities to bypass the votes.
-We will be doing our best to prevent those.
If you could lets bring the topic on to its purpose.
So people if you have any kind of ideas what we could do better please share them with us!
I wrote my own vote system a few months ago for Knights Revelations.
And I can honestly say two is correct (ofcourse ^^)
You cannot secure it for the exact reason as he states, but this is only true for web browsers though.
If you wan't to secure it you can make an embedded browser in a c# application that reads button clicks and text's. The postsbacks of those events could provide you with enough information. (Theoretical tho)
I did not try it because well.. do you really want people to download an application to vote? Really goes way out of the development scope of a simple vote option in panel.
So I'll stick with common sense and have a bit of trust in your players (it's also for their own good really)
I've been taking a look into other servers as well and i figured we could have some changes as well.
It's only normal for the "TOP" clans to take down bosses,but my recent idea was to make so named "solo" players or a small group of player
being able to obtain those special uniques (Those which go into ur shoulder slot ex. Wings,Pathos gloves),through a pk/farm kind of way.
Those will be available in the Power Up Store as well but we're thinking of increasing the farming/pk by making them obtainable by 2 different "Stones".
You would need to collect Nation Stones (Which will be obtainable by killing the opposite nation), Monster Stones (Obtainable by killing some "special" monster).
As an example you would need to collect 50 of the Nation Stones and 100 of the Monster Stones to get ur reward.
-I know systems like this were probably already used but im trying to think "outside the box" to make the server have the correct balance between PK and farming.
-As well working on some fun events which would be held in different Maps,so that could bring some more interest into the server.
Share ur ideas folks i know there are some people "surfing" ko4life that could be really helpful along this project.
If you wouldn't like to post ur ideas you can always PM me.