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Tithian

““At this point, most of the ISK and other stuff sold on the shady RMT sites out there comes straight from other players’ hijacked accounts,” CCP laments. ” Errr… that would make sense if there was a steady influx of people, thus a steady influx of victims. The game’s population shows a downwards trend, and it was just halted a bit by the influx of the “F2P” clones/accounts. And those generally have very few assets worth stealing. The majority of illicit ISK is coming from people farming anomalies 23/7 in deep null with dozens of accounts, with carriers and such. You know they’re making bank when they can just shrug off the occasional loss of a supercarrier to a roaming fleet (there was a recent incident where the bot bugged out and kept farming with hostiles in local). The mining bots (that they say is the majority of those that got banned) can hardly catch up to the real RMT machines, the people running those are in most cases legit players with 2-3 accounts trying to PLEX and get some funds to blow shit up. This is just CCP saying that “eveything’s blown out of proportion guys, we don’t have… Read more »

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Diego Lindenmeyer

as always, they ban useless bots … Just go after the ones operating them, i am sure they know who they are just by following the “gold”

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April-Rain

I dont get why they should be a 1st,2nd ban, cheats should be just outright banned for life.

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Stropp

It’s always possible to get a false positive with things like bot detection and cheating. Often they rely on player reporting to identify cheats and that can be dubious at the best of times.

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Yuge McBigly

What is the ship in the screenshot?

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agemyth 😩

Seems like we are about at the point where we can basically have weekly roundup articles on all the botting, cheating, and toxicity banning games are boasting/damage controlling about all the time these days.

Its a great thing assuming these companies are accurately banning people within an acceptable margin of error, but on the other hand most of these numbers are being made public because players are angry at the amount of unpunished players still abusing the games and ToS/EULA abiding players.

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Castagere Shaikura

LOL CCP banning anyone is just to funny.

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John Mclain

And they lowered the penalties for botting as well, This is just a half-assed attempt to pretend they are doing anything about botting.

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rafael12104

Really? Hmm. Seems counterintuitive at the very least.