I literally didn't know that botting was this widespread.
fuck all fat nerds
Last edited by FatFreddy; February 28 2012 at 07:12:28 PM.
Le edit: I added 20 ish botters 2 weeks ago to my contact list, all are offline, every single one of them, when they usually are on 23/7.Its a bot holocaust.
This is good news and the cheater tears are v nice. However I would like to know what major 'breakthrough' CCP have had than enables them to hit so many bots all at once, in the run-up to fanfest.
I would also seriously like some stats on the effectiveness of the player bot reporting system. How many people report bots, how many are correct / incorrect / confirm what CCP suspected, how many subsequently get the banhammer.
Clearly CCP keep the whole situation cloudy to avoid the macros "gaming the system", but it leaves the majority of legit players unsatisfied and cynical about their efforts to stomp on bots. I think people would be more keen to help report bots if they saw some concrete results.
Haha oh wow 'even my non botting accounts got banned!'. They don't want your accounts to fuck off, they want YOU to fuck off.
The quickest of googlings produced the figures of ~5.5-6bil isk/month/tech moon as of ~this time last year. And Titans costing ~60bil going by eve-kill, that's only 1 Titan or 3x20bil moms per year per moon.
[2012/01/19][11:31:53] 4,213 supers being flown total. 3,384 supercarriers, 829 titans.
[2012/01/19][11:02:28] 2011: 1,646 supercarriers built, 370 titans built. 269 supercarriers destroyed, 86 titans destroyed.
AFAIK Tech can't be funding at least 1/2 the supers produced.
The bittervet in me suspects there is some truth to this. I would feel much more comfortable about the health of the game if bot bans happened on a consistent basis. It might convince a lot of the casual botters that it's not worth it. Let's see how this affects PLEX prices, but I don't expect it to in the long run since the persistent ones will just start from scratch again and be raking in ISK in a couple weeks and the cycle will continue until the next episode of Unholy Rage.Originally Posted by Loire
Originally Posted by indi
any announcement from CCP or official figures of how many got banned and if perma/temp?
temp bans dont really change anything, just delay for 2 weeks~ then back to norm.
Originally Posted by indi
If he's saying that they're botted for because of mining bots and drone region ratting bots providing the source of the minerals, the same can be said of anything in eve. By that logic 90% of rifters are botted for.