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The main reason why I’m writing this news article is because it saddens me to see people going everywhere looking for llama badges and spending HOURS trying to get as many as some other people. :thumb169071809:

So you’re asking yourself as to how some members of  GoldenLlamaClub have that many llamas? Wonder now more. Here’s how they did it.

They use a macro-creation and automation software utility which allows users to automate repetitive tasks. A good example of this is AutoHotKey, but there are lots of other softwares like this one, some free, others not.

What this software can do is to basically use keyboard shortcuts like, say, ‘Ctrl+a’ to launch a program, do a mouse click on a specific spot(once you set the x-y co ordinates) on your screen and even run loops once you’ve written the proper command for it. :eagerpee: by Ikue

So how will this give you llamas? Here’s what they do. You must set your hotkeys such that they do the following actions.

:bulletblue: Open a window using the random deviant link (which is this: www.deviantart.com/random/deviant )
:bulletblue: Left click on the give button
:bulletblue: Left click on the ‘give a llama badge option’
:bulletblue: Left click on the ‘give’ button

Set your hotkeys to do this, and press them over and over again to give random deviants badges. You can distribute a LOT in a matter of minutes. And as those deviants with 10000+ badges have shown us, you’ll be getting a LOT of badges back from the active accounts you’ll be randomly giving to. :thumb169236628:

Here’s a link to prove that it really works: comments.deviantart.com/5/3290…


And now you’re probably wondering how to write those commands such that you’ll be giving llamas using hotkeys instead of going on people’s page individually and clicking and waiting. There I cannot help you, but I’m sure some members of GoldenLlamaClub will be glad to help you(the programs have their own 'help' which might be enough for you as well). If you’re a llama whore, this ‘unscrupuous’ method is for you. Llama Hug by atnezau



Why should you do this?
Well if you’re spending hours asking for llamas, posting messages at 2 minute intervals in chatrooms or I don’t know what, well deviantART is an art site, don’t waste your time doing that. It’ll take more than months for you to get 10000+ badges. Spend your time more wisely. Take some minutes off your ‘llama trading’ and fully understand what I‘ve just written above and you might save MONTHS.

:swoon: by PunkyB Of course, it relies on people giving back llamas, so you should keep on doing that.

Why shouldn’t you do this?
Llama badges started off as a community before some deviants decided to take it to another dimension. Some now view llama badges as badges of stupidity, whereby people lost days and months just to acquire those 20x27 pixel images. :beatadeadllama: by capncraka


And yes, this is why dead accounts, and even plz accounts at times have a badge. Even if you might only receive back around 22% of those you’ve given, the sheer amount you can give using this method will make it such that you’ll be receiving like, thousands back. And that in a very small amount of time compared to what you’ve been doing so far. I BEAT BLISS x2 by KimRaiFan

There you go, now you know how some people have so many. :iconipoopedplz:

Just as a side note. The fastest ever method is using llamatrade. But you need points, in thousands for that. :B

Now that you know it all, the golden llama is within your reach if you want one. :|


And if you're interested in those, here are some prominent llama groups on dA:
:icongiveallamagetallama::iconllama4llama::iconllama-in-return::iconllamamarket::iconllama-trade::iconllamaaddict::iconthellamacollectors:
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KC12344325 Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Genius.
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Nayro Aug 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I've finally decided to try this out and, well, what can I say... it does feel like I'm cheating. I gave away about 7k llamas manually (lol yes I have no life), by going to people's pages, and of course taking a glance at art, reading some personal info/jounrals and faving their stuff on occasion, this method is just... It's more suitable for people that do not seek for communication, I suppose, whos only goal is to get a new look for their llama badge or accumulate as many llama badges as possible (or being extremely greedy for pageviews, either way), especially if they don't have money, this method is definitely the fastest and probably of the easiest. But it doesn't seem very fair.
I'm getting rid of that iMacros thing for the sake of dA community, spread the love. :highfive:
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prosaix Aug 17, 2010
Now they've set up a sort of filter which prevents you from giving more than 70 llama badges per minute, or something like that...
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Nayro Aug 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Yes, they did, and I kept tripping it several times a day even before I started using iMacros. :XD:
It's 75 badges per hour I believe. I'm not quite sure. :shrug:
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Emfen Aug 14, 2010  Student General Artist
I found out that it is also a good method to get more watches as you go. :la:
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Senzune Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FYI, I got the Golden Llama Badge by myself. I did exploit something, but without use of any 3rd party software.
I do know of methods of doing it automatically, but frankly, it has no use.
A recent update to DA security added a spam filter to the site, which ensures a limit of approximately 75 Llama's per hour.
Something like that, can't be certain.
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prosaix Jul 28, 2010
And I'm sure you won't tell me what the 'something' you used is right? :(
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Senzune Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tabbed browsing. Instead of being tied to 3 seconds per page, it takes about 1 second per page since tabs keep loading even as you open them.
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prosaix Jul 28, 2010
Yeah, you open multiple tabs... and then, you manually give away llamas to each of them??
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Senzune Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. Combine that with #GiveALlamaGetALlama, and you can get points qui- you COULD get points quickly. Spam filter annoys the fuck outta me.
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