Instead of writing another “bots are bad, ccp pls ban”, I’d like to offer a tool that you can use against bots. Based on the ideas of u/rich000 and evebotdetector.azurewebsites.net this app provides recommendations in which systems you can camp or hunt, and let you compete with others. Place an alt somewhere, let us track your location and get space fame points! Don’t worry: You can disable the tracking or remove all of your data at any time.
Good thing for hunters: Maybe you get whitelisted by botters. That’s even easier than infiltrating their alliance
I’m working on a similar algorithm like evebotdetector does, but encourge more player contribution through camping and providing local scans.
The app is at a very early stage. Right now we can only guess where bots should be, but over time we will get more precise information to locate particular bots and take down their operations. And maybe even give good bot reports to CCP.
I’d like to further enhance the algorithm, which currently is only based on ratting data, to also include local scans and the corresponding zkill metrics. The algorithm will also make sure that no one is perma camping his/her own system but instead encourage constant rotation. I’m super excited about this project and would love to hear your feedback!