We saw a couple of very obvious bots farming some cave near bloodshore, they farmed 24/7, have eteryrygth style names and don't talk, the monsters they were killing were around 10 levels lower than them. They were level 26 at the time. These bots are programmed to move, so they just stand in 1 spot within range of monsters using tab and attack.
Reported them to the GM's in game, this was over a week ago. GM replied, said they don't deal with it, and to report to the task force, so I did this, like 10 days later, these same bots can now be found in a higher level area using the exact same botting technique they were using before. They're both now level 33.
Waste of time to report them, SE doesn't care.
1: Bots=/=RMT RMT=/=Bots
2: What do you mean very obvious bots? Too you? by your definition? Because i'm sure if someone saw me the last few days they could say i'm a bot since all i did was spam synth for like 8 hours straight...am I a bot? A gil seller?
3: What proof do you have they arn't just players mules? I know you site there name as proof of RMT, but in XI i knew some characters with RMT looking names who were legit.
4: Here is the deal with RMT in this game, there is no area or region of the game they can currently dominate for gain. Currently the only thing they can do is exactly what we as players can do. Farm, synth, gather, or level. They can not monopolize a mining location because anyone can use it...so anything they can get you can get. It's not like were talking about Argus here with like 6-7 bots camping it 24/7. What we have here is someone who is camping Argus 24/7 but if they claim you can claim and fight as well, with both of you being awarded a prize.
5: You will never stop gil selling, or RMT'n of accounts, gil, or in game items...sorry as long as people see the short cut button to the end they will use it every time. The only thing YOU can do is not purchase gil from them, and watch their habits, copy them, make money with them.
Lastly, I'm sure this is the reason why you are sub-default....Who the **** cares about RMT???? At this point in the game they arn't ruining or doing anything. Make a GM call on ppl you believe to be violating the T.O.S. and let SE deal with them. Just because you think you see RMT doesn't mean it is.
Also as stated above, careful what you wish for. You start smashing the ban hammer against suspected RMT and suspected methods of making gil you're going to smash legit players as well. Better to let 10 RMTs go than ban 1 innocent account I.M.H.O.