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RWBY Volume 4 In-Depth Discussion and Spoilers: Finale Week

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  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33553683 - 1 year ago

    In reply to revanninja

    Can't they just add a feature for account-creating where there's the "I'm not a robot" check box? That could help.

  • revanninja

    revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

    #33553772 - 1 year ago

    Not fool proof I am afraid 

    It does stop the more basics ones but some of the higher end can and will recognize it from my understanding.

    It also doesnt stop a Human from going in and setting them up using an IP buffer to appear like multiple IP addresses under dummy accounts then letting the bots go to work until the accounts are shut down.


    I am not sure what the purpose for the spam IS in the first place since most of it seems to be copy paste of old posts then just spamming the junk text like crazy.

    My guess is Google word search hits to boost the linked sites exposure and bring it closer to the front page but I could honestly be wrong.


    Most of what I know is bits and pieces I have picked up here or there since my brothers are IT guys but I could be misunderstanding it or off base.


    We are clearly getting targeted for some reason either a vunerable software hack or because the RT and associated forums turn up closely with the intended boost in the first place. Hard to say WHY outside that we are.

  • FettucCR

    FettucCR

    #33554364 - 1 year ago

    In reply to Radius55

    If only bots felt pain and you could kill them with fire... But thank you.

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33554506 - 1 year ago

    In reply to revanninja

    Well, sometimes they bring up comments that rekindle intriguing conversations. That almost happened a page back, but I agree, most of the time it's pointless.

  • thesupertwins

    thesupertwins

    #33554514 - 1 year ago

    Hey guys! 

    I remember a while back on if y'all said that someone should take V4 and divide it up by each character arc to see the individual growth for everyone. 

    And someone actually did it! 

    https://youtu.be/lyIo7TalNz0

    This is the link for Weiss' but they have everyone else too. (RNJR, Yang, Blake, Oscar, and Salem + WTCH) 

  • thesupertwins

    thesupertwins

    #33554515 - 1 year ago

    Also don't fret about the RNJR one being like almost a hour and a half. Cause they included the V4 character short. And they had to include all the fights, the whole talk in episode 8, and the Kuroyuri flashback episode. 

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33554574 - 1 year ago

    @Radius55 little pattern I noticed- some of the bots are named "Ivxiaohuer" followed by 2 numbers, which go up incrementally. When one of these bots gets dropped or another bot of the same first-component name gets created, the next one's number is 1 higher than the last one created.


    Maybe you and the other admins could code the site so that it flags posts from site 'members' with a name following that pattern. I'll keep an eye out for other naming patterns.

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33554602 - 1 year ago

    Okay, since when have these bots begun posting excerpts from Harry Potter?

  • Radius55

    Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

    #33554608 - 1 year ago

    In reply to ImmaThinkin

    We don't have access to the code, and have already suggested as much to the developers. Unfortunately, priorities have been put on things like the video player. If you'd like this addressed, upvote MadManMoe's comment on Burnie's latest journal and add your voice in reply.


    Also, in response to something you said on the previous page, Captcha was implemented on sign up with no apparent change in spam frequency. It's probably people on the other side, not actual bots.

  • SAmaster

    SAmaster

    #33554616 - 1 year ago

    In reply to ImmaThinkin

    Months dude. Though they started with Pride and Prejudice.

    In reply to ImmaThinkin

    Wait so that's not the same bot?

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33554642 - 1 year ago

    In reply to SAmaster

    No, it's not the same bot. I saw Ivxiaohuer42 here a few weeks ago, then Ivxiaohuer46, as well as Ivxiaohuer47 and Ivxiaohuer48 on another thread. Then, Ivxiaohuer49-52 were here, I think.


    Same source, different individual entity, unless the bot is just renaming itself.


    In reply to Radius55

    Huh. These must be some pretty smart bots then. Aren't some of them here trying to lure people to Korean web sites that probably host some viruses? That might explain what these bots are here for- to get viruses on users' devices to get access to data or money.

  • Bumblebee4life

    Bumblebee4life

    #33555867 - 1 year ago

    Whelp time to abandon ship.  

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33556438 - 1 year ago

    In reply to lvxiaohouer56

    In reply to lvxiaohouer55


    My hunch was right, the names do go up incrementally! AHA! Elementary!

    l6eyj1H.jpg

  • Epsilon584

    Epsilon584 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Texas AF

    #33556700 - 1 year ago

    Wow, RT has really let this place go...

  • JROY

    JROY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaurdian Lvl.2

    #33557016 - 1 year ago

    In reply to Epsilon584

    They're working on it...

  • Dinobot01

    Dinobot01

    #33557306 - 1 year ago

    I have a theory about Watson form team WTCH. I think he's based on Dr. Watson from the Sherlock Holmes books

  • revanninja

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    #33557321 - 1 year ago

    In reply to Dinobot01

    There is no Watson its WATTS as in the unit of measurement for electrical current.


    While its currently unknown who he is suppose to be based on his name Frankenstein might actually be correct.

  • The-Batman-Who-Laughs

    The-Batman-Who-Laughs

    #33557720 - 1 year ago

    In reply to revanninja

    I had that theory about Watts as well. Could he be the one to create Dark Penny/Malice?

  • revanninja

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    #33557788 - 1 year ago

    In reply to Garro

    Probably not.

    Frankenstein used living tissue and Penny is entirely metal. And we also have her father who is...someone we just dont know who yet outside of an image of a bald dark skinned with a bush white beard and remaining hair.


    Right now we know almost nothing about Watts outside he is smug in the extreme.

    But Watts is in Mistral.

    Which is where Pyrrha is famous.

    If Watts IS Frankenstein some kind of revived Pyrrha or controlled Pyrrha, depending on your view of Vol 3 finale and the dreams of 4-2, Might happen and would be an effective tool.


    I have spoken on this before but if they use her right and back her up with important people like Leo they could create an anti-atlas desire in mistral and possibly set off a war.

    People think Atlas is behind the fall of beacon due to the images of Atlas robots attacking people and with Atlas closing its borders plus stopping its Dust shipments its all too easy to spin that as it preparing for war. 

  • The-Batman-Who-Laughs

    The-Batman-Who-Laughs

    #33557844 - 1 year ago

    In reply to revanninja

    Sure, Penny's a robot, but easier to bring back then Pyrrah. And I'd rather have Pyrrah 

    come back later. That way it's more awesome.

  • revanninja

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    #33557849 - 1 year ago

    In reply to Garro

    Yes Penny is MUCH easier to bring back all they need is a local copy of her memories and a backup body.

    As for Pyrrha they cant go too long because interest will wane. 

    Most likely by sometime in vol 5 they will either hint or stinger Pyrrha's return.

    With her full reveal in vol 6 that way they bookend it.

    Her "death" in 3, her reveal in 6, and then her return in 9 with 12 being the final volume is the idea I have been working on.


    For Penny though there is a LOT of ways to play it from her not having knowledge of RWBY to her not recalling the tournament because her backup was too far back and so its from those times.

  • The-Batman-Who-Laughs

    The-Batman-Who-Laughs

    #33557865 - 1 year ago

    In reply to revanninja

    Same here. How I want Pyrrah to come back ( this is just an idea) is during the Fall of 

    Atlas ( which would be Volume 8-9, depending how they do it ) is Salem suddenly 

    appearing before Team RWBY ( after they and reborn Penny defeat Dark Penny/ Malice)

    and summoning Grimm Pyrrah to fight for her. Then after she kicks WBY's ass she throws 

    her javelin at Ruby, only for Jaune to go "Noooo" and jump in front of it and hitting him

    instead. Team RWBY escapes ( to wherever's safe after Atlas), leavening Jaune 

    behind in the ruins of Atlas, thinking he's dead. Of course he's not and becomes 

    infected by the evil of the Grimm ( thanks to the javelin) and that unleashes 

    his Dark Side/ Tyler Durdun version of him, who wants him to defeat Salem to 

    become the new overlord/herald of the Grimm. At least that's how I see it. 

  • SAmaster

    SAmaster

    #33557879 - 1 year ago

    In reply to revanninja

    Not even memories, just her personality.

    In reply to revanninja

    Dr. Polendina would obviously be Geppetto.

  • revanninja

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    #33557881 - 1 year ago

    In reply to Garro

    ...yeah I dont want that at all.


    See the way I see it is she is used to start a war with Atlas in mistral. RNJR KNOW something is wrong and they cant get close to her Watts leo are keeping everyone away.

    Then when their plan works they tell Pyrrha to kill RNJR. 

    Jaune goes in and fights with Pyrrha pleading with her to wake up. He is holding her off. She is better then he is no question but Jaune knows her style she taught it to him afterall so he is keeping ahead of her.

    But he screws up either because he keeps it up for so long or something else like rubble. 

    He falls and she goes in for the kill but he activates his semblance which is a shield and as it hurls Pyrrha back we hear 

    For it is in passing that we achieve immortality. Through this, we become a paragon of virtue and glory to rise above all. Infinite in distance and unbound by death, I release your soul, and by my shoulder, protect thee.

    And then Pyrrha looks up and says jaune? before Watts whisks her away giving us the clue she is in there.

  • revanninja

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    #33557883 - 1 year ago

    In reply to SAmaster

    Disagree but I wont debate with you.