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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 5:36PM ApathyCurve said

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This is good news. Hi-sec mining bots have reached plague proportions over the last two years. Smart market traders will be able to turn a small fortune from the impending decrease in supply of high-sec minerals.

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 5:45PM SnarlingWolf said

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Although I don't play EvE, never could get into it, I will say I like when companies take a stance.

I do agree that in general 3 strike policies are too lenient because people will just profit as much as they can until they've gotten their second strike and then stop doing it on that account. In the end they've still gained from botting.

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 6:35PM cingeto said

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It will be interesting to see if these bannings will drive up the price of ore/minerals, and as a consequence, the price of ships etc. That has always been the fear when discussing the removal of bots. Hopefully a price increase in ore would be countered by an increase in legit miners.

Posted: Mar 1st 2012 11:02PM Artificial said

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The CCP-sponsored and run Hulkageddon has begun. xD

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 12:45AM JoeH42 said

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"Sreegs respectfully disagrees, citing the fact that, of all players that go on to receive two strikes, only something like 3% go on to earn a third."

Guess what? You ban them after the second time and 0% will do it for a third time.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 12:59AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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@JoeH42

Botting is a large part of supercap economy though.
And supercaps are the basis of any null-sec alliance.

So what they really should do is redesign supercaps/nullsec (and/or dependancy on really boring mining mechanics).

And then ban the remaining botters.
But yeah, banning bots is good pub, way to go Darius!
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 7:55PM Xilmar said

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@SgtBaker1234556

Pretty sure ratting bots are the larger part of supercap economy. Also it's a funny correlation between the number of supers and how many high end moons one guild owns.

Not everything can be dumped in the "supercap problem" pile...just sayin
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 2:16AM Muwing said

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Congratulations CCP, I wish it inspires other companies to do the same, and act against bots.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 11:17AM (Unverified) said

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Banning 1000 bots every 3 years is inneffective.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 10:57PM Artificial said

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@(Unverified) Banning 10 bots every 20 years is also ineffective. However, since neither of these things accurately describes what CCP does, I'm not sure what your point is...
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Posted: Mar 3rd 2012 7:36AM (Unverified) said

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Ive played eve for years, and watched it for many more. This is pretty much what they do, ban a bunch of bots every few years, and never deal with the many more left over. Read their forums. Im not the only one saying it. I once spent a month reporting, ganking, and ignoring the same bot who was 24/7 mining in my home system. CCP never responded or did a thing about it. There is a whole corp in eve dedicated to fighting bots.
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