In a sandbox a game developer can control the behavior of the players via code or rules.
For example banning botters versus nerfing the ships botters use.
In a recent case I think CCP could have used rules, versus a nerf. I’m talking about war dec.
The behavior of a few corps was so outrageous and had such a negative impact on the game that almost everyone agreed something had to be done.
But were code changes the way to go? What if CCP had just told the corps they were over the line, cease or be banned?
It seems a shame that because a few abuse a system, that the system has to be nerfed.
Especially since it didn’t actually solve the problem.