I see, so people argue that Autopot is "Cheating"; indeed, it is not far off the mark, it is a third party program, a tool, which is originally made to gain advantage over others, especially in the competitive environment of PvP and WoE.
However, I presented those suggestions and ideas in my previous post (while taking my stand on a NEUTRAL SIDE) under the assumption that this Automatic Potion Usage will become a part of game's system itself, instead of WP legalizing the use of a Third-Party, or even in-house downloadable "Cheating" tool or program, alongside the said "System" to be only available on fields with monsters in them (its usage and availability in Towns, PvP Areas, Agit Castles and other PvP aspects of the game are not included).
I only gave options, ideas and pros, since most of what I've seen about the issue concerning this tool are cons and complaints (and again, mainly on areas concerning the PvP side of the game). As someone on a neutral side, it is required for us to look at both sides of the same coin, to look on both of its positive and negative aspects, and not concentrate on the negativity only and how people abuse a neutral tool that only does what it was originally created for.
And just because I gave out the pros, it doesn't and shouldn't be misinterpreted as me agreeing for this system to be put in the game and that I would complain if it did not get implemented and that I will not be able to play unless I am able to "cheat"; in fact, I would like to keep the status quo on potion usage, it's already as good as it is; but if they ever decide to implement an Automatic Potion usage in-game, I won't complain and I won't harbor any negative thoughts and emotions over it (PROVIDED that it is only usable on the PvM side of the game, and never on the PvP side such as PvP and WoE), if they decided NOT to put such system in-game, I also WON'T complain and harbor any negative thoughts and emotions over it. Simple as that.
Indeed, Autopot is a program that automatically does things for the user; which is akin to a Bot program; therefore I place the Autopot and Bot in the same category, albeit Autopot is something that spams potions for you; which, naturally, can still be accomplished by a human player WHILE actively playing the game.
Both of those are tools that can be used for good or bad purposes (Autopot, Bot). I don't know why people usually hate the tool itself, which is inherently neutral, instead of directing that to those who created and uses that tool in the wrong way, for selfish reasons or to gain advantage over others who doesn't have access to it.
I also do not understand what the higher-ups are thinking when it comes to talks about Legalizing or Implementing an Autopot mechanic in the game; given that so many people hate such mere, neutral TOOL already?
Autopot and Bot are the same the way I see it, they are just two sides of the same coin. So I guess people who use Bot to help other people through buffs and healing other players who pass by them and asks for a heal and buffs are also Cheaters, since, they basically "unable to help people unless they are able to cheat", and it seems that's how people views it according to my limited observation of the posts.
I also have to agree that the Sura combo I mentioned can still be done while spamming potions; provided the shortcut placements are correct and convenient and with little practice, and I can do it without the use of a tool, hence I said that adding a system in-game where the game itself uses potions for you would reduce a player's stress levels, PvM-wise in terms of situations like these.
"I find that having Automatic Potion usage would be really helpful in accomplishing such thing while giving less stress on my part." I view it only as a less stressful way of "playing". It doesn't, and will never mean, that I cannot accomplish such thing without relying on a Tool anymore; human capabilities are limitless, surpassing one's limitation is possible albeit it requires one to experience a certain degree of stress.
It's all possible, but to some people it might be a stressful thing to do, along with such system providing convenience to the user who doesn't want to stress themselves for whatever reason, PvM-wise.
I can play a Sura just fine using such method; I do not care about "Cheats" at all, I purely judge something as "Cheating" on a purely Subjective basis, and I use such judgment on people and in the way that they use or abuse their tool in order to satisfy a selfish desire; after all, it won't give me any benefit if I hate on a mere TOOL, who only does its job.
In addition, a lone full support AB who doesn't yet have Coluseo Heal for whatever reason (or even if they have, taking its cooldown, SP requirement and the caster's remaining SP into consideration), frantically supporting and healing a party of 10 people, who are constantly being attacked, while being attacked himself; unless they have a higher level of multitasking abilities, I do not know how else they can deal with the requirement that they must continuously heal and buff every party member while keeping in mind that he must also use potions himself because he is being continuously attacked by a monster; thus, an in-game option of having the game itself use the potions for you might come in handy; but at the end of the day, people argue that such feat, like in my AB Support example can still be done with practice; and I agree as well.
But I am a person who, if something is stressful, and can be avoided, I will avoid it; games are meant to be fun indeed, not something that causes people stress. It can go both ways; Autopot or not.
Better yet, WP, since this issue has stirred the ire of people who hates mere neutral tools, along with other types of people who are against it for any other reason; it would be better to just keep things the way it always was and never implement/legalize such tool; that other people call "Cheat Programs".
I am neutral or open minded on the idea of an in-game system providing the players an option to make the game itself use potions for them (AND ONLY ON THE PVM ENVIRONMENT), but if there is a side where I will stand on the "Pro" stance, it would be about "Keeping the status quo, because the current system of potion usage, it's spammability, and which can only be used provided the player presses a shortcut button containing it or double clicks it, is as good as it is already".
That or either make damage adjustments in PvM and PvP, in order to make feasible the change in the mechanics of potions into something that regenerates the character's HP/SP for a small amount continuously every second or every 2 seconds, just like those MOBA games, while adding a cooldown which is the same as the duration of these Regenerative Potions; this will surely eliminate the "need" for an Autopot system since one can already multitask while having a peace of mind that their potions are continuously healing them, even if by a small amount, over time, to reduce chances of death.
And once again, the only concern here is the PvM usage of such "System"; putting such thing in PvP and WoE will make many people disagree, even for me who stands on a neutral ground; would immediately disagree.
I merely stated the pros it can have on the PvM side of the game, PvP and WoE are out of the question.
I'd like to observe what this particular gaming society will do about this neutral tool.
Edited by Accelolita, 04 July 2015 - 01:33 AM.