I agree with several other posts regarding the apparent proliferation of BOT market trading. To my observation, this roughly coincided with the introduction of free play alpha clones. These clones can train the Trade skill to 3 which will allow them 12 active market orders which can then be BOT controlled. Since this is a free account, there is no investment in or attachment to EVE and the account can be banned and remade indefinitely.
My proposal is to place a cap on the number of market trades (Buy/Sell/Modify interactions with the market) a character can make per day. The market trade cap will be equal to the “Available Market Orders” development of the character. So a alpha clone with Trade III will be allowed 12 market interactions per day; while a character developed to Tycoon V will be allotted 300 market interactions per day.
I believe the BOT density has grown to the point where “do nothing” is no longer an option. I hope this proposal will diminish the impact of free account BOT trading while allowing for Omega clone skill development to accommodate the majority of current player interaction.
Thank you for your consideration (and happy trolling!)