So last week I was watching a twitch streamer who was ratting in the Goons area when suddenly a “bling” sound popped (stream viewers could hear the sound too). The streamer responded, its a tool “the Empire” uses and which plays a sound if neutrals are spotted in nearby systems.
Now, today someone explained to me, this system is backed by a bunch of Alpha-status-accounts, which form the base of the security tool, running all over different proxys and so on…
Now, I lived in a big nullsec alliance just until a few months ago and all our local intelligence was done via hand - drag&drop into local intelligence channel, without any automization or 3rd party tools playing sounds, nor did we use Alpha-clones which provided intel automatically…
Sounds not too legit to me, I remember years ago when people in diablo 3 used a cheat-tool which plays a sound everytime when a Unique would drop. Reading ingames local in Eve Online certainly happens via reading the PC’s hardware RAM, I dont think such information can be pulled via API…and a sound then being played sounds like automization=cheating to me. While at the same time having multiple afk-alpha-accounts which automatically provide the tool with information…well.
But is that even true? I mean, if Goons use it, other alliances may use it too… Can anyone confirm the usage of such tools?
I just post two clips here (the streamer should be fine with that, if he is streaming publicly anyway…)
All clips are in german btw.
clip you can hear the bling sound.
clip he explains what sort of tool he/they use and what it does
Because the dialogue of 2nd clip is german, here a quick translation:
Twitch Clip Dialogue:
Chat question: “Morning. Do you hear a beep sound when someone posts something in intel channel, and how do you do that?”
Streamer responds: “We have a special tool for that for the empire. It reads the logs from chat and signals if ‘something’ is within a certain reach.”