“For the past months, our team has been hard at work at creating better methods to accurately and quickly detect players who have been playing unfairly,” Trion Community Manager Celestrata told forumgoers yesterday. “This new detection has already been enabled for a few weeks, and we’ve done this without adding any new or invasive security software to your play experience. […] Our first wave of bans on botters, gold farmers, and other types of suspicious accounts is now complete. You should all notice many less automated accounts in your travels.”
Celestrata says that “generally solid community members” have also been tracked using cheat programs and basically gives them their very last warning.
“Anyone who continues to run the detected hack or bot programs will be subject to a permanent ban, regardless of their tenure in ArcheAge. Please note that we can also see when alternate accounts are associated with other main accounts, so making use of these tools on a throwaway account will lead to disciplinary action on your main. We don’t like to ban anyone who’s playing and enjoying the game, but fair game play for the legitimate community members always has to be and always will be our top priority.”
tl;dr quit being cheating cheaterheads.