Are there any good automation tools for playing Ikariam?
carriann last edited by
The game at ikariam.com seems to be ripe for playing by automated robotic players. Are there any such players available in open source format?
This is specifically prohibited by the Ikariam TOS and you can get your account banned from using such applications.
From section 5, Specific terms for the use of online games, subsections 5.3 and 5.4:
5.3. The user is also prohibited from running the online game (including all individual web pages) with other programs besides the Internet browser or the client program that has been provided. This refers in particular to so-called bots and other tools meant to replace or supplement the Web interface. Also prohibited are scripts and completely or partially automated programs that provide the user with an advantage over other users. This includes auto-refresh-functions and other integrated mechanisms of the Internet browser, if it includes automated operations.
5.4. The user may under no circumstances
a) create or use cheats, mods and/or hacks, and any other third party software products that may change the result of the online games,
b) use software, that allows "data mining" or otherwise intercepts or collects information in connection with the online games,
c) use outside of online games, buy for "real" money or sell or swap virtual objects that are used in online games. This includes all evasions, similar actions or actions that match in their effect the aforementioned bans.
There are not any solutions we could provide that would not violate the TOS.