First off, I’m not against the concept of ganking. It’s a staple of eve and we can all just roll with it in its various forms. Thing is, I’ve been observing between 20-40 ships regularly spamming ganks on trade routes recently. So, I sat and watched them for a while to see if maybe they’d learned a new trick since the last time I’d paid attention, and … mostly I observed they all move too closely in unison to be anything other than alts of one player (for the most part).
So, my concern is in how CCP is choosing to interpret the rules these days when it comes to controlling that many ships from a combined/rearranged GUI through 3rd party utilities. Once upon a time, the bot detection system would trigger if you ordered too many ships to do something too quickly. Why does that no longer seem to be the case, and should something be done about this so as to keep one guy from being able to order 40 catalysts to F1 a target within a couple server ticks?
Am I missing something here? Is there some kind of workaround where 3rd party utilities are now sending commands through a variety of proxies to avoid detection or am I just paranoid on that point?