I was in the audience for the Eve Security presentation and was delighted when CCP Sreegs pointed to The Nosy Gamer in his presentation for my coverage on the War on Bots™. Inspired, I have gone out and looked for some good tears from botting sites. I found a lot on the forums for Eve Pilot. Here are some comments from some users. I can't give out links because they are hidden behind a pay wall. But I'm taking screenshots to document the original text. Enjoy!
SokarNox: I woke this morning to find 4 of my 4 accounts banned. I was only running the bot on one account... Great! Anyone else getting banned? Or was I singled out?
desi0103a: No you are not allone i lost at this moment all my 11 acc that are not funny now i think the bot is not safe ;(
liu_kuojen: 3bots, 5 accounts banned. including 1 account that has never touched any macro'ed isk
Eldritch: 6 accounts banned - for 2 weeks (thank god not permanent).
only 2 were botting on a different pc - same network, so it's deffinitely an ip-ban.
Very nice from ccp: i payed a new account today to switch from trial to normal account - also banned.
But I have to say, that I mined 23/7 the last days and that i used it although it behaved strange, so it's most likely not a problem with the bot.
godless: banned 2 accounts. 1 only macroing.
I am switching to another game after 7 years playing it. This game is for fucking ccp's friends. I don't have a public IP so it's kinda weird they banned me 2 accounts.
rider23: I was botting 20hrs/day, on 4 accounts, all banned (+1 extra!) for 2 weeks. 2 remain. Now, without botting I have no other way to make isk and get plexes for all accounts even for my main. So there is no way to play for FREE. FREE? Hmm, seems that CCP have problems with their funding to support company, servers, etc.
Fuck them I say (sorry, but I had to say that) and I finally understood that I have no true need to play their game (or are they who play with us?),even though I have been with EVE since 1994...
So, I will let them eat my s**t, and on my 2 remaining unblocked accounts I have started the process to return all characters to the virtual biomass, where they virtually came from. Subscriptions already canceled.
It was one of the best games I've played but now I regret for the real money and the effort I have spent to this game. All the dedication I've given to this game could be a type of mental slavery. And I do believe that it is not worth investing money to any game unless we learn something from it. I have only learned a lot of useless crap for this game.
Gregar: I have yet to be banned and have been using the BOT on 2 accounts - I think I might have got lucky though as I stopped playing for about a month when everyone was getting banned and I had a day off when the next lot of people started getting banned...
EDIT - Both accounts just got banned..
Shitsai: Ok, something fishy is goin' on. I just create a new trial account, who only went to jita, and bought 1 skill book. Only thing he did "wrong" was running launcher and eve, while evepilot was sitting in the background. I have renamed the title to notepad, a long time ago. But this character has NOT done anything in game, that would cause a EULA violation. But now he is banned for 14 days. Who bannes a trial account?
Suslik2004: Мой аккаунт сегодня забанили до 11.04. Причина - использование макро. Вот так то... C этим ничего нельзя сделать?
My account was banned today to 4.11. The reason - the use of macro. That's it... C that nothing can be done?
fartovii: А вообще, не могу понять логику CCP. Борьба с ботами? Так ботов, на мой взгляд, около 20% активных аккаунтов в еве. И какой смысл в этой "борьбе"?
In general, I cannot understand the logic of CCP. The fight with bots? So bots, in my opinion, about 20% of active accounts in Eve. And what's the point in this "fight"?
squattingnevil: So, a while back all 3 of my miners got banned. They are still showing banned waiting investigation.
Has there been any devlopments on whats happening with this all? It seemed CCP were having a huge wave of banning everyone, I know quite a few who got banned. When my accounts are unbanned, what do you guys suggest I do? I hear that you cannot sell an account any more if its ever previously been banned, is this true?
I was thinking of continuing mining on those 3 accounts but less often and starting training up new accounts now .... what do you all think is best to do?
Dinky: Sorry to report but this message normally means that the characters have been perma banned. The same thing has happened to me with my characters. I pressed the GM's for an answer to when there investigation would be finished & the outcome was a perma ban. The message on logon simply means that CCP have not got the balls to state you are banned but the message means just that, so don't bank on getting the characters back.
The mistake I made was being greedy & associating the same email addresses with my main characters & the whole chain was banned- a lot of characters in all with mains in excess of 80 million SP each