Omg i saw him too, maybe i saved a screenshot somewhere. last i check his vend, it had more than so many cards!!.
Is it possible to report things that are not necessarily "illegitimate", but strongly suggestive of botting? For instance:
It's basically a merchant, HampasLupa, selling the following:
Flora Card 32x
Dead Branch 351x
Elder Branch 9x
Green Ale 465x
Savage Meat 17x
Snake Card 235x
Spore Card 67x
Rough Elunium 136x
Wormtail Card 58x
Alligator Card 127x
True, it could be a conglomeration of the efforts of many newbs, or the savvy trading of a merchant. But... maybe not? So what are the odds that this could be handled? And if we cut suspicious activites at the marketplace... can that stem the tide of bots? At least those of the zeny farming/item farming sort?
Yeah, we don't want to get too close to the line - I myself have come across a number of cards; I don't want to be accused of botting after saving them up for years and then selling them at once. But the instance above - probably pretty far from the line, if you ask me. Maybe the GM's can put together some resources and be able to track where people are getting their items - yes, basically a backlog to investigate when players draw their attention to suspicious merchant activity. Overall, this may end up netting more bots than going after the bots individually, no?
Edited by kati3, 26 June 2011 - 04:34 AM.