Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I spent a lot of time reading a thread on the Eve Online forums last night about CCP's war on botting. The thread has a lot of nice information put together by NinjaSpud. At Fanfest, CCP Sreeg said he would like to just shut down a botting website's bots and watch the rage on the site's forums. The first victim of this tactic appears to be a bot called RoidRipper. Following the clues in the thread, I found out that the bot had been taken down and all the subforums had been closed. At this point it appears that the efforts are really targeted at mining bots, although the ratting bots can't be far behind.