Thanks for the Update, much appreciated!
Regarding the courier missions and possibly missions in general, I think it would be a good step to limit Alphas to Level 3. If there is a way to reduce the income of Alphas in Faction Warfare, that could be a good step too. I’m thinking maybe 50% of the regular LP payouts.
Also, it’d be actually nice to name and shame those that have been banned. Not because it would be much fun to point the finger at “asdfasdf Ellecon” and other such creative names, but because it would help us learn if bots we reported got banned. Kind of a feedback loop, that allows players to learn wether they positively identified a botter.
Also, kudos to the law department for targeting RMT where the sales are happening.
I have a few questions @CCP_Falcon
Other than courier missions and FW, what are other areas in which you regularly encounter Alpha botting? Would it, for instance, make sense to specifically limit Drone Interfacing to III and Heavy Drone Operation to II or III on Alphas?
Of those who were caught botting, how many were “pure” bots vs. players who also employ automation?
What happens to those banned for botting and RMT? Are they still only banned for a couple of days or did you increase the timeout?
How much ISK and in-game assets were seized? Did any botted ISK go into corporation or alliance wallets and if so, was that taken away as well?