Hey everyone, this is not supposed to be yet another “meh botting” thread, because I suppose we are having a couple of them already.
Instead, I’d like to discuss a possible enabler of the issue. As the title suggests, it is still (or again?) possible to login several Alpha accounts at the same time, from the same computer, same Launcher, same IP and so on, by simply snip. We all know this has been reported in the past, including by myself, publically discussed ad nauseam and I had expected this to be a thing of the past. Yet it isn’t.
The way I see it, this makes it horribly easy for botters to use Alpha accounts for their crap, be it for mining fleets or anything that can be done on Alphas with Alpha skills. What makes this specifically problematic is the ease to create a couple of new Alpha accounts, train them a few skills (for mining this is not even necessary, it works right out of the box) and get going. No PLEX needed, no Injectors necessary, just risk-free f*cking up our game.
What do you think? Could CCP finally fix this freaking login exploit and if so, would it have a positive effect in terms of less 1 day old bots reappearing?
p.s. as for a possible fix, how about having a 2nd check for illegal condition (another char already logged in) just before the station or environment loads?
Removed how to circumvent the alpha login restriction. -Buldath