One of my pilots finally finished up a skill plan to fly a nidhoggur, on his way to flying a Hel, day before yesterday. I was out ratting in it, and was chatting with one of the alleged botters while I was doing it. Doesn’t mean he isn’t one, he just happened to be at the keyboard at the time. My motivation for having the carrier/super is fleet protection for my rorquals. But having the option of doing some ratting that is actually profitable, is pretty nice. I’m still a scrub, haven’t quite gotten the rhythm down so I am losing the occasional fighter, but I’m still having fun.
I hope CCP continues to use this means of dealing with botters, but if they aren’t also immediately banning the accounts, they must begin to do so. Botting and cheating in any MMO is detrimental not only to the game economy, but to player morale, when they don’t see anything apparent being done. CCP is shoulders above the rest of the game companies, in that they have clearly said they have banned thousands of accounts in a pass, and now this event.