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Offline DarkKirby

Suspicious!
« on: Jan 13, 2007, 05:34 PM »
http://ratemyserver.net/index.php?page=serverstat&serid=1163&url_sname=BrettsRO&page_num=1

Everyone but a couple people gave the server a 100/100 review, and they were all around the same time because if you look on the side you can see that they are far apart since BrettsRO is on there about 5 times. 

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Offline Loki FortunaRO

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2007, 06:01 PM »
Well... it's entirely possible the server is just pressuring it's players to rate, or even possibly rewarding it.  However, I agree that NO server should get a 100... let alone nearly unanimous 100s!  That seems like skewed voting.

Offline yC

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #2 on: Jan 13, 2007, 07:37 PM »
they signed up on  2007-01-12, of course they are going to tell their players to make some reviews, that's normal =/ for servers that are not brand new but newly signed up ... usually players of the server give a near to 100 rate if they like the server, can't do much just hope ppl be honest

Offline llxwarbirdxll

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #3 on: Jan 15, 2007, 01:29 AM »
Of course you can expand the staff in ratemyserver
and have some of them play for a few days
on another server and review some of them.

Offline Pandora

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #4 on: Jan 15, 2007, 11:40 AM »
Yeah, some of those are probably skewed, but it would be too hard on the RMS staff to decipher that kinda stuff, which ones are legit or not. I just hope they check ip?

I saw a low rate server get 100 on the day of its opening, yeah like guild competition, server's economy and such were 10/10  ::)
heRO is a great friendly, sociable yet WoE active, unique and fun server of 5/5/3 rates with a great community, give it a try!



Click here to find out more about heRO!

Offline Orguss

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #5 on: Jan 16, 2007, 11:34 PM »
If RMS wants to hire me to personally test servers and rate them, I'd be happy to ;p I've only got... say 5 years of RO experience? ;p

Offline Loki FortunaRO

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2007, 11:41 PM »
How long has RO even been around?

Offline Pandora

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #7 on: Jan 17, 2007, 09:01 AM »
I think beta was like 6 maybe even 7 years ago?

I've been playing for 3 years.
heRO is a great friendly, sociable yet WoE active, unique and fun server of 5/5/3 rates with a great community, give it a try!



Click here to find out more about heRO!

Offline yC

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #8 on: Jan 17, 2007, 06:29 PM »
sometimes i see servers 3 with online player and has 10 reviews ... sigh ... abusing the system isn't a solution and they keep doing it ... keeping me busy checking these and that ...

i always think some ppl could help but bleh what can they do xD even the easiest task, look for dead servers (and remove), i have to do it myself T_T (how bout i make it a community thing, make a sticky topic in support forum and ppl can post there the rms site link of the dead server, it will save me some time to hunt them xD)
« Last Edit: Jan 17, 2007, 06:31 PM by yC »

Offline Caprion

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2007, 11:57 AM »
Is it possible to just run a quick SQL query to run a report on any server that has gone 3 months without a review, then just investigate those to see if they're dead?

Offline dravokivich

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #10 on: Jan 18, 2007, 01:36 PM »
sometimes i see servers 3 with online player and has 10 reviews ... sigh ... abusing the system isn't a solution and they keep doing it ... keeping me busy checking these and that ...

with just 3 people online at one time doesn't mean that they are the only 3 that play it. there could be another person on a few hours later, or another group of 15 people on during the weekend.

Offline yC

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #11 on: Jan 18, 2007, 09:38 PM »
Is it possible to just run a quick SQL query to run a report on any server that has gone 3 months without a review, then just investigate those to see if they're dead?

i could but heh there are plenty of servers dead without reaching 3 months of life xD

dravokivich: yes i know but it's amazingly cozy if u get 100% of the ppl to write a review.

Offline dravokivich

Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #12 on: Jan 19, 2007, 08:54 AM »
there are times when players are desperate for others to join so they just click as high as possible for everything because it makes it seem atractive. Then again i dont have access to the logs for checking up who did what with the voting and all that. I was just mentioning another perspective for those who dont have said access.

kopono

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Re: Suspicious!
« Reply #13 on: Jan 24, 2007, 09:56 AM »
Well, like my server... we have 141 reviews, but only have a max of 57 players so far. This is only because we were shut down to financial issues. After 2 months of being down, we started it back up because I decided to spend more money even if I was losing a lot.