Spectral Bots Reactivated

The “Spectral” series of bots were suspended from play a few weeks ago due to a simple exploit that allowed cheats to rank up unfairly. The problem has now been fixed, and the bots in this series are reactivated.


Thankyou!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

These are by far the best high SDK bots I’ve come across, thank you for fixing them. Just curious, now that the exploit has been patched, can you tell us what it was?

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You could pass after 2 moves and have the game end in white + 6.5

This was being abused by both sand baggers and helium baggers to manipulate their rank.


I’ve heard of sand bagging but never helium bagging. What is the difference :face_with_monocle:?


Thank you so much for your hard work and for making these available for the community :smile:

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Sandbaggers artificially lower their rank so they can beat up weaker opponents.

Heliumbaggers artificially raise their rank to gain some kind of increased self worth (eg. “I am a dan on OGS” when maybe their true rank is 11kyu)


Thank you for improvement and putting them back on!