Reminder: ISK Buying is now a 7 day ban on 1st offense, as of 1/1/2015. 300+ accounts missed the memo! http://t.co/ncaF5GEIBC #tweetfleet
— CCP Peligro (@CCP_Peligro) January 5, 2015
That's right, in the first five days of 2015, CCP has already banned more players for buying from shady RMT dealers than they did in all of 2014. From the graphs and charts in the December security dev blog, I estimated that CCP banned appoximately 250 players for that offense. Of course, before 1 January, players only received a warning plus had their purchase confiscated for a first offense. Now? They receive a seven day ban.
While I haven't seen any tears in the reviews of ISK buyers for the site I watch, the number of sellers is down. If CCP is banning buyers, that means they are also catching the sellers. I am hopeful that the reduction in the number of sellers is due to Team Security convincing people that selling ISK just isn't worth the hassle.
Update: I got home from work and dissatisfied customers are starting to complain.
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