There’s been an unfortunate increase of RMT activity in New Eden recently, and in the delicate balancing act that is the in-game economy of EVE Online, that can mean big trouble. In an effort to try and combat RMT and botting, courier mission access for EVE’s F2P Alpha players is getting adjusted.
All level four and five courier missions will now be locked behind the Omega Clone subscriber paywall in what is explained as a measure to fight back against RMT. The changes to mission access are due to arrive to Singularity soon and are expected to arrive to the live server with the March release. The dev blog that announced the move does contend that this will not be the only solution against RMT and botting and that it is exploring other avenues of halting Alpha Clone access abuse.
On the subject of EVE Online’s economy, 2019’s first monthly economic report is also live. If you’re the sort who stares intently at the trading trends of New Eden, you’ll want to take a closer look.
The security team also has an accounting of all the miscreants it’s banned since the dawn of the new year.
In the first weeks of 2019, 1350 accounts have been banned for account hacking, 4102 for botting and 1205 for RMT related activities!
— EVE Online (@EveOnline) February 19, 2019