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    Your next city is now given to you within an image, using the same system as our normal captcha verification images. This should help reduce the effectiveness of those that choose to script.

    If you find a way to get around the system, or find a place where the next city is still displayed as plain text, please let me know.

    Of course, also please inform me if you have any problems using the new system.

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    Whoaaaa! Neat!

    Although, I haven't been collecting them for a WHILE by now... I'm retired...

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    Not sure if this is a good thing....
    "How do you kill Women and Children? It's easy you just don't lead them as much." Full Metal Jacket

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    Quote Originally Posted by js3486
    Not sure if this is a good thing....
    Why not?

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    Personally all the codes to prevent cheating are getting cumbersome, It took me days to figure out what some of the characters in the verification code were. Secondly a resourcefull person will crack the current system.
    Last edited by js3486; 10-20-2005 at 04:54 PM. Reason: gramar
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    Quote Originally Posted by js3486
    It took me days to figure out what some of the characters in the verification code were.
    That should be less of an issue here, as I removed one of the fonts that's hard to read, and mis-reading a character or two won't really matter, as long as you can figure out what city it wants.

    Secondly a resourcefull person will crack the current system.
    Possibly, but we need to fight it. If they crack it, we fight back. Otherwise, the game is bad and frustrating for the legit players.

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    booo hisss

    but seriously. If you want to eliminate us from scripting the jewels you need to put the jewel code in a sql table and reference the record number. This way not only are you using a clever formula to create the codes but you are storing the code and it's matching "answer" in a table that we can't see and having a record number isn't going to help us at that point because we can't very well poke into the table to get the answer.

    As long as there's a formula at all, it'll get cracked. That last doozy took me and another player almost an entire day to crack but we got it.

    I'd rather spend 8 hours cracking the algorithm than one minute collecting jewels. I'll always try getting around your system until you move to a turn based system instead of a jewel based system (time invested system).
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    look at my eyes : time for new glasses ?
    thanks to all the cheaters for the new system mickey needs to protect,
    next step: cities and codenumbers with email to pick the jewels ????????
    What comes next ?

    irritated
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    ooohhh. yes, email the verification code with a link back to the site that we have to click then we arrive at the site and have to answer a trivia question that's spelled out to us with random garbled characters... I like it!
    Chad +1 from War_Peace
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