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Giveaways Are STILL Being Stolen By Bot Accounts.

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Giveways NO LONGER exist to be given to actual AlienWare Arena members.
Almost all keys are being snatched by bot accounts in no time. This is another time that again, a giveaway like Street Fighter V that occured today, ended in no time. Being a "Master" Level member does absolutely NOTHING to guarantee a key to a member, unlike as the Level perks claim it does. Alienware Arena went through several updates to a lot of things, but this is STILL not fixed in any way. Which comes to a point where one can only think: is it just for the people to see that interesting giveaways happen, only to attract more to people to never have the chance to claim at least one key these days?
I'm a member since 2016, I've participated since then to multiple giveaways in which I successfully claimed keys, but after a point, it became not possible, especially to popular games such as Street Fighter V, and not only. I've said this stuff before. Demos and DLCs nowadays are the only keys that you can find at any time. Can you guess why?
Bots always were a big problem. in general, for Alienware Arena. The updated ARP System only put a small blockade, but it became worse later on.
So if Alienware Arena staff really care about it, make a change. Change the way giveaways work, and make the Level system actually be worth it.

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Alienware should register Steam keys like Sega do - directly register to the user Steam account, so bots will not be able to sell those keys.


StingerFG said:

Alienware should register Steam keys like Sega do - directly register to the user Steam account, so bots will not be able to sell those keys.

That would be a great solution, I believe. Thanks for that idea! I wonder if AlienWare Arena could implement that.


StingerFG said:

Alienware should register Steam keys like Sega do - directly register to the user Steam account, so bots will not be able to sell those keys.

Its a good idea till you win something like a skin for a game that you have not bought yet because you were waiting for the game to come on sale.

 

Example, I won a fallguys skin, cause I was trying to win the actual game, I have not bought the game yet cause I don't have windows 10 (which it says it needs) which I thought I was going to have by now along with a new system cause my current system is just a slight upgrade from a baked potato.

I also won a dead by daylight dlc before I won the actual game.

As long as we can hold onto the unclaimed key for as long as we want without worry it will become invalid then fine, that would be ok. but if we have to claim it right away, then its a bad idea for cases like mine, where I try for something but don't get the game for it for a while.


StingerFG said:

Alienware should register Steam keys like Sega do - directly register to the user Steam account, so bots will not be able to sell those keys.

Not only SEGA but Ubisoft also does that.



Keys don't get taken by bots. We have numerous security measures to prevent this. We are constantly improving these measures to make sure our users can claim the keys. Yes, sometimes the keys go fast, especially if it's a popular game and some people may miss out. 


iJess said:

Keys don't get taken by bots. We have numerous security measures to prevent this. We are constantly improving these measures to make sure our users can claim the keys. Yes, sometimes the keys go fast, especially if it's a popular game and some people may miss out. 

No bots are STILL taking keys. If you don't believe bots are getting better, faster and smarter at what they do then that's just delusional thinking. 2020 and 2021 scalpers have more than proven that bots CAN and WILL efficiently and effectively clean out GPUs, Playstations 5s and anything else they set their eyes on. They're constantly evolving to both bypass and avoid detection. Simply saying "Our security measures are unbreakable it's just that popular games go fast." is more of an excuse to tell others "We're both tired and done of addressing this ongoing issue. Stop whining deal with it and get gud scrub!" Is basically what you're telling folk more or less.  



or someone making numerous AlienwareArena accounts with multiple emails claiming keys and either giving them away to their stream viewers or selling them...I have heard of this on streams in the past....and I am sure they have a way of not having to go into each email themselves individually and having to claim keys i.e. a bot...don't quote me on this as I have no idea how bots or hacks work or why anyone even likes to use them as yet I am sure there is a way...I seen it done years ago with the Alienware RA skin for Smite ppl having numerous keys for the skin and giving them away in streams or trying to get gems for them while in game


iJess said:

Keys don't get taken by bots. We have numerous security measures to prevent this. We are constantly improving these measures to make sure our users can claim the keys. Yes, sometimes the keys go fast, especially if it's a popular game and some people may miss out. 

Hey sorry for necroing the post, Jess, but... what about people with multiple accounts? Is there a way to report someone who snatched more than one copy of a game? I saw someone with 3x Trover Saves the Universe on a trading site... Their nickname there matches the username of an AWA member so I'd say there's a good chance they're the same person. (they also have 3 copies of the Serious Sam games that were given away some time ago btw)