The bottom line here, as I see it, is this.
Prince Tricky is a person who is either mentally ill or disturbed in such a manner that what he is saying is typically a deception of some kind. Aside from the accusations of cheating that were made against him and confirmed over voice chat with his alleged spouse, he was also caught using an alternate character to re-enter the Hard Reef linkshell. Throughout multiple personal conversations with this player it was found that he is a compulsive liar, as he never could keep his stories straight.
I will agree though, the notion of removing bots from the FFXIV community is great. However, aside from notifying the Square Enix Special Task Force when you have a suspicion there is not much else you can do. If people want to stand around with their pitchforks and torches and stone people to death, then so be it. To me, that is a waste of time as I came here to play a videogame, I'd rather let Square Enix deal with it. It is good to report suspicious activity though, it only takes a few minutes and eventually these players will be dealt with by the true authorities of this game world.
Here is the website where you can report suspcious players: Square Enix Support
Scroll down to the section "Report to Special Task Force" and select a report type, then click Next. Fill out the report as accurately as possible and submit it. Make sure to note the characters full name, location and time of the event as this will help.
*EDIT* Just throwing in a little snidget I found this evening in a recent interview with Yoshi-P, as you can see this is also a priority for Square Enix and is not truly on the back burner.
Have you taken any measure against RMT and botting? It’s easily noticable that they are quite a lot already.
Naoki Yoshida :
We had to stop the STF activity because we have a new team, and started working two weeks ago. And when Sundi is back in the office after this business trip, the team will report to him like what has been done among the STF team. The GMs are also helping the STF team looking into the bot issues, so this area you will see improvements. Before RMT botting, there are also hacking problem. As you may already noticed in the last patch, we have made changes to the billing side, and if we see a difference in the login patterns, then we will block that account so it looks like it's kind of working and of course we will keep an eye on it, but hopefully the compromised accounts will decrease.
P.S. I would like to formally request that this thread be locked due to the negative nature of the topic. Aren't we all here just to have a little fun? Edited, Feb 28th 2011 5:22pm by teknologik Edited, Mar 1st 2011 1:46am by teknologik