I live in a specific zone of EVE, with a slow but stable market flow. So far my business was quite good, didnt made me rich but I managed in rigs and T2 mods which I build myself. However, 2 weeks ago that all changed. I kept noticing that someone was undercutting me with the usual -0.01 ISK after 5-15 minutes on most of all my orders. So I changed my pattern and started to undercut this guy with -xxx.xx ISK and many more variants. To no avail, orders kept being undercut always after small period of time.
So I decided to buy some of the cheaper items from this seller to find out who he is. It wasn’t a suprise when I saw that they we’re from the same seller. Suspecting a botting action behind I tried to bring this into the attention of one of my alliances VIP’s. He contacted the guy, talked to him, found who his main in the alliance is, an active pvper and there is nothing else to be done. I decided to contact this guy to try and reason with him to dial down on his bot action, change orders every 1h at least so other can sell their items as well. He said he was not boting but using some program, Evernus(said so in an e-mail) that isnt considered boting at all. I Tried to look up what this program does but haven’t had the time to invest and check how it works. At any rate, I gave up checking my market items, dont wanna burn out doing this ■■■■ specially now that I noticed that his behaviour became even more agressive, he is now updating his orders every 5 minutes or less after everyones update. Noone can sell anything unless his “bot” char is offline.
So, is the use of this program considered boting? I’ve read some old topics when last year there was a banhammer on a lot of players who used it but most of them we’re lifted afterward.