Wow. I knew these bots were making a ton of isk, but the figures quoted in this thread are just mind-blowing. I’ve been playing for a year and a half now, I think, and there’s always been some bots. In the past, I’ve hated to report them because it can be hard to tell whether someone is just farming and not looking to fight (and lord knows, I’ve done more than my share of that) or is a robot programmed to avoid conflict and maximize profitability. With this latest batch, there really is no doubt.
You can warp to a plex and watch the bot go through the exact same motions every time, and I certainly don’t think it’s a coincidence that we’ve seen fantastic successes by Dramiels or warp-speed-rig equipped ships at throwing off the calculated timings of these robotic deviants.
That’s the other part that shocked me. I knew that there were a lot of Gallente/Minmatar bots, but seeing the kill-boards, I had no idea how many members of the Amarr and Caldari militias were humanity-impaired! You guys have been up to your ears in it too, and I take back a lot of mean things I thought (and sometimes said ) about you.
I wonder how many systems are in Faction Warfare (but not enough to google it) and whether or not there’s enough people on all four sides to just camp each system and run the novices, denying the bots of their hidey-holes.
(As for the data analyser, it’s a weird idea, but maybe there’s something to it. Faction Cyber Warfare… “Amarrian Prince needs 100,000,000 isk to get titan out of impound, Minmatar Hate Him: 7 ways to prevent rust FOR GOOD” :P)