Runescape auto typer
Getting Around The Rules
One of the tools is the use of a RuneScape autotyper or autoclicker. An autotyper is a macro which carries out a single command at a constant rate that you can fix. Basically, you let the program do all the hard work while you sit back and watch or do something else.
The RuneScape autotyper was popular when Jagex launched the online game in 2001. At the time, items could be won by performing a series of repetitive actions that required hundreds of clicks of the mouse which proved tedious and time consuming for players.
This software led to what came to be known as gold farming, where players collect or farm items by exploiting or over exploiting repetitive elements or portions of the game.
But a game that’s so popular attracts hundreds of millions of dollars in reward points “items” in RuneScape and naturally attracts hundreds of people who try to circumvent the rules.
An item is earned or collected in various ways, one of which is by learning and honing a skill like mining, fishing or wood cutting. Players could also kill monsters and collect the items they drop. These items can be traded for real world money running into millions of dollars and are the most sought after aspect of the game.
The rules of the game have changed over time and Jagex, the creators, have introduced a series of changes and updates that have imposes several restrictions on the trading of items. But hackers and programmers have found ways to work around these restrictions.
So although there is a ban on the use of third party software called macroing there are websites, forums and chat rooms dedicated to cheating and finding shortcuts to that pot of gold.
Macros like RuneScape autotyper make use of bots or Web robots. These are computer software applications that run automated tasks at speeds that are much faster than the human hand and brain can perform. This could be useful, for instance, if you are a merchant on RuneScape and need to type in your sales pitch over and over again.
Apart from being tedious, this could be a daunting task if the player is a slow typer. No wonder RuneScape autotypers were so widely used.
But when Jagex discovered that players were relying on autotypers and hence cheating, they clamped down pretty hard. The RuneScape economy was under threat of collapse by the forces of inflation and deflation in much the same way was in the real world economy.
Jagex therefore reduced the extent of repetitive tasks to earn items and introduced the Grand Exchange. This placed severe restrictions on trading of items for real world money.