In almost every ice available system in hisec I’m seeing bot fleet operating 23/7.
There have been detailed report on reddit but was
never solved. Despite the effort of forming proper fleet to fight against them, some corner systems are hard to reach and people generally doesn’t care or not even notice.
To give you an idea how much these bots can earn, each day they harvest the belt 4 times, each is at least 600 mil ISK worth, so thats 2.4 billion per day (72 bil per month). The bot subbed around 20 accounts per system for both mining and ganking, so that’s 42 billion cost per month as per PLEX price before blackout. The gross profit is 30 bil per month PER SYSTEM, if those go into RMT, it’s earning 150 USD per month PER SYSTEM w/o any actual effort. As far as I’ve noticed there are no less than 10 systems getting occupied, so that’s at least a net 1.5 grand per month, enough to pay for a single man’s living.
The best I can hope is there being a small dedicated GM team checking ice belt raondomly to perma ban them; the second best solution would be ask for ice becoming cosmic signatures that needs to be scanned down so low-end bots would not be able to access them; the third would be cancelling static ice anomaly and just make them spread through whole new eden, much like how combat anomalies do. It can be a static count of spawn in a region, for instance, always 4 in The Forge, instead of spawning only in the 4 specific systems.