Null Sec, as its name, should be one of the most dangerous place in the universe. For a long time, people in null sec have been farming without there brain. Those null sec corporations pull the new beginners directly to their null sec lands to farm, to pay them taxes. Bots is even safer than actual players for the do instant escape as soon as there is enemy enter the solar system.
CCP has seen what happened to Serenity sever in China. There, the largest alliance PIBC wins the game and the game is dead. Every revolt and fight against them is useless because they can drop thousands of supers and titans on your face —this is exactly what GOONS can do now in Tranquility.
Well, if they win the game only with smart policies and excellent fights, there’s nothing to blame. However, they got those titans because they have more bots farming than the others. Actually there was an interesting phenomenon in the Chinese sever —if we move back to 2014, people were opposing and fighting against bots in game. There were bots, but they were working in the shadows. However, two years later, since the year 2016, bots farming gradually came to the front and people were laughing at those who didn’t use bots because they thought they were stupid. And another two years passed, Serenity is dead.
So, the largest Chinese alliance PIBC comes to Tranquility now because they can make no money in the Chinese sever -I mean, real money. Interestingly, in the voice conference in March when they announced they came to Tranquility, the CEO- Mantou( a special bread in China), announced that they will work against any type of RMT behavior. This is good, but they said nothing about bots in game. They work against RMT because any people who do RMT will do harm to him and other alliance leaders- except themselves. And this is also why CCP is so strict to RMT behaviors rather than bots, for RMT directly do damage to their incomes while bots only kill the game, very slowly. But although slow, the game is still dying. While CCP has not developed any successful new game, they need EVE to get money to maintain the company’s operations, that means they don’t want EVE to die now.
If you see the statisticas for pirates killing, you will be surprised that VENAL has the second largest pirates killing. This seems absurd because Ranger Regiment quite smaller and has less players that the top alliances like Test and FRT. I don’t mean only RR use bots, but they certainly use much more bots than others.
Null sec blackout, I have to say, is a good way to kill these ■■■■■■■ bots right now. CCP is making a brave step and I am with them.