You have probably been in this situation yourself, whereas your opponent has Dinosaurs leveled up to 10 or even 15 levels higher than yours. Somehow, that opponent has especially leveled up Common Dinosaurs, Baryonyx, a few Rare Dinos, but never do they have Legendary or Unique Dinos on their roster. Strange isn’t it?
Well, after suffering 14 consecutive losses against bot accounts ourselves in the Battle Arena of Jurassic World Alive, we decided that it was time for us to share some information about Bot accounts.
Why do we face Bots?
There are two [known] scenarios where one may face a bot:
- You have lost 2 consecutive Battles against players;
- It took longer than 10 seconds to be matched against some (in this case, the odds are not 100%, but they are increased).
How to tell if you are facing a bot?
There are four [known] different elements that can tell if you are facing a Bot in the Arena.
Indicator #1: Roster
They will have Common, Rare, and/or Epic Dinosaurs leveled up to level 25 or higher; and somehow have managed to have no Legendary or Unique creatures on their team.
Isn’t it incredible that someone managed to level up their Euoplocephalus to level 30, but somehow doesn’t use any of its Hybrid forms (Amargocephalus or Tragodistis)? Well, if this happens to you, your opponent is more than likely a bot.
Indicator #2: Moves
Bot accounts will often used moves in strange ways, such as Adrenaline Surge/Pulse as their first attack or simply use a basic attack like Strike while you know it would have had a Pounce somewhere in there.
Perhaps Ludia hopes that this will allow you to win the battle, but at level 25 and above, even a simply Strike can be very lethal.
Indicator #3: Swapping
Bot accounts will not swap unless they have lost two Dinos.
Even though any players in the Arena would swap for a different Dino for any of the reasons mentioned here, Bots will not swap unless they have lost two Dinosaurs.
Indicator #4: In-game name (IGN)
Bot accounts’ IGN will be a combination of two of the prefixes/suffixes below. Usually, combinations will be made with an item from the first column as a prefix, and an item from the second column as a suffix.
How to avoid Bots?
Yes, it is possible to do so. Sadly, there are only two [known] ways to stop fighting bots.
- Win one fight against a Bot : This one is self explanatory. Once you win a game against a Bot, your next game will be against a player guaranteed provided that you then use the method indicated in 2.
- Cancel any match that takes more than 8-10 seconds to load : We had previously published something to that effect, but not everyone knows about this trick yet. Once you enter the loading screen (the one where you wait to be matched-up), simply cancel any Battle that takes longer than 8-10 seconds to load. The odds of being matched against a Bot beyond 10 seconds of waiting are increased. Match-ups that take less than 8-10 seconds (provided that you haven’t lost two consecutive Battles against a player before or already are stuck in a Bot loop), will [almost] always match you against an actual player.
Let’s be honest, Bots are a pain in the behind (we’re trying to stay professional here). We hope that this overview of Bot accounts will help you in the Arena, but also help you avoid them as much as possible.
Ludia could easily fix this by having Bot accounts use rosters from other players, but somehow doesn’t use this option. Why? We truly don’t know and it makes no sense to us why they don’t.