"While it was acknowledged that stopping people from completely automating a process is impossible, the goals have always been to change behavior and decrease the profitability of botting. Based on the numbers the CSM saw and the methods described to us, I feel comfortable in saying this has definitively been achieved. Detecting the bots didn't change anything; making it more painful to get caught (with changes in policy) is what changed things."While I'm happy to hear that, I just want to say one thing: don't get cocky. Of course, looking at the botting forums tends to reinforce the message from CCP. Today's tears come from my old friends over at H-Bot. My last post about the mission bot ended on 29 May, so I'll begin from there. Enjoy!
Dinam: "I got bans for 3 accounts. Invalid Login or password. Permanent ban."
BaNZ: "I rotate my chars a bit and I just got a reported temp ban."
nubhubble: "As I thought, posters above probably RMT'd and got caught. CCP are really cracking down hard."
Red Bull: "Did not RMT, got negative wallet also."
jastog: "Everyone get his wallet resetted. My corp mates that got ban are all like -3b each which is like a week of botting or so. Still don't know how CCP set the date when you bot and what they take from you."
Marazmo: "RMT, of course)) But after ban i have 2 chars as well. 1 sell. Now a play on 1 acc. Its enought of EVE in my life))"
Diligent: "Just got banned second strike. Balance only on bot accounts was set to -3B. 10h/day/per bot with breaks for whole day every 3-4 days. Probably got caught cause one day i messed with timings and bot was working 17h :/"
super: "so this is still on? i havent been on for months and kind of thinking of eve again, but fuck it if i can't bot for my ships"
slyer: "Just got banned with two of my accounts this day."