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Opportunity Knocks - kill a bot today and profit (or tomorrow...or the next day....)

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Mane Frehm
Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
#1 - 2012-05-13 15:33:19 UTC
Over the past few months, we have noted with increasing concerns the actions and growth of a particular group of missioning bots using Vargurs. We have done our best to thin the herd and have reported them to CCP, but there are now 14 in the botting corp, and frankly we only have so much sec status to burn on this guy. We've tried war deccing him...but of course he just sets up a new corp and moves all the bots over.

You may ask "how can you be absolutely sure these are bots? Some players just want to do their own thing." A very reasonable question indeed. The answer is simple - when you can kill two of them over a 40 minute period including waiting out GCCs, and each time you kill one the pod warps to the sun and waits there thats a pretty good clue its a bot. When you lock a third Vargur 40 minutes later and it warps to the sun and sits there despite being surrounded by a bunch of annoyed players, that pretty well seals the deal.

And so - we'd like to allow others to join in the fun. Please convo me for details on the botter and his corp and where they are typically found. Each vargur is currently fit with about a billion worth of faction items so if you get a good drop, profit beckons. If its simply buffing your killboard, the pods seem to be worth about 4 billion these days (now I know who has been buying all those crystal sets.....)

Here is one of the KMs from last night to whet your appeitites:

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2012.05.13 07:21

Victim: xxxxxxxxxxx
Corp: xxxxxxxxxxx
Alliance: None
Faction: None
Destroyed: Vargur
System: Uriok
Security: 0.5
Damage Taken: 47727

Involved parties:

Name: Gistum Liquidator / Angel Cartel
Damage Done: 15515

Name: Havalok (laid the final blow)
Security: -3.2
Corp: The Executioners
Alliance: Capital Punishment.
Faction: None
Ship: Nemesis
Weapon: Inferno Rage Torpedo
Damage Done: 8184

Name: Wonder Pets
Security: -1.9
Corp: The Executioners
Alliance: Capital Punishment.
Faction: None
Ship: Manticore
Weapon: Scourge Rage Torpedo
Damage Done: 6146

Name: Maraner
Security: -2.6
Corp: The Executioners
Alliance: Capital Punishment.
Faction: None
Ship: Manticore
Weapon: Scourge Rage Torpedo
Damage Done: 5166

Name: Strain Decimator Alvi / Unknown
Damage Done: 4883

Name: Mane Frehm
Security: 2.1
Corp: The Executioners
Alliance: Capital Punishment.
Faction: None
Ship: Nemesis
Weapon: Inferno Rage Torpedo
Damage Done: 2610

Name: I DontLikeWhatYoureDoing
Security: -1.3
Corp: The Executioners
Alliance: Capital Punishment.
Faction: None
Ship: Hound
Weapon: Caldari Navy Inferno Torpedo
Damage Done: 1505

Name: Archiball
Security: -0.4
Corp: The Executioners
Alliance: Capital Punishment.
Faction: None
Ship: Purifier
Weapon: Caldari Navy Mjolnir Torpedo
Damage Done: 1319

Name: Diziet Thomas
Security: -4.1
Corp: The humbleless Crew
Alliance: Capital Punishment.
Faction: None
Ship: Hound
Weapon: Caldari Navy Nova Torpedo
Damage Done: 1255

Name: Holykittens
Security: -3.2
Corp: The Executioners
Alliance: Capital Punishment.
Faction: None
Ship: Hound
Weapon: Caldari Navy Nova Torpedo
Damage Done: 1144

Name: Douglas WildOak
Security: -1.7
Corp: The Executioners
Alliance: Capital Punishment.
Faction: None
Ship: Manticore
Weapon: Prototype 'Arbalest' Torpedo Launcher
Damage Done: 0


Destroyed items:

Large Projectile Burst Aerator II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Large Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer II
Tracking Computer II
Salvager II
Tracking Enhancer II
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer, Qty: 2
Small Tractor Beam II, Qty: 2
Medium Automated Structural Restoration (Cargo)
Mjolnir Heavy Missile, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
Nova F.O.F. Heavy Missile I, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
Metal Scraps, Qty: 6 (Cargo)
Scattering ECCM Projector I (Cargo)
F-M3 Munition Inertial Suspensor (Cargo)
EMP L, Qty: 480 (Cargo)
Smashed Trigger Unit (Cargo)
Hobgoblin II, Qty: 12 (Drone Bay)

Dropped items:

Optimal Range Script, Qty: 2
Fusion L, Qty: 348
Gist B-Type X-Large Shield Booster
Tracking Computer II
Shield Boost Amplifier II
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer, Qty: 2
Federation Navy Stasis Webifier
800mm Repeating Artillery II, Qty: 4
Malfunctioning Shield Emitter, Qty: 2 (Cargo)
Sigma-Nought Tracking Mode I (Cargo)
Beta Hull Mod Inertial Stabilizers (Cargo)
Suppressed Targeting System I (Cargo)
Fusion L, Qty: 4456 (Cargo)
Medium Murky Shield Screen Transmitter I (Cargo)
Charred Micro Circuit, Qty: 5 (Cargo)
Limited Thermic Dissipation Field I (Cargo)
'Shade' White Noise ECM (Cargo)
Contaminated Nanite Compound (Cargo)
Hobgoblin II, Qty: 3 (Drone Bay)

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StonerPhReaK
Herb Men
#2 - 2012-05-13 17:17:48 UTC  |  Edited by: StonerPhReaK
They warp to the sun after being ganked? Given the gaggles of evidence you have provided, Im sure CCP will be quick to ban them all.

Signatures wer cooler when we couldn't remove them completely.

Gorki Andropov
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2012-05-13 17:20:56 UTC
They may just be Supermen, flying back to the sun to recharge their life-forces. That's a far more plausible explanation than 'bot'.
Reppyk
The Black Shell
#4 - 2012-05-13 21:44:32 UTC
Are they linked to the other vargur bots that were hanging in Molden ?

I AM SPACE CAPTAIN REPPYK. BEWARE.

Proud co-admin of frugu.net, a French fansite about EVE !

Maraner
The Executioners
#5 - 2012-05-14 03:39:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Maraner
StonerPhReaK wrote:
They warp to the sun after being ganked? Given the gaggles of evidence you have provided, Im sure CCP will be quick to ban them all.



Did you not read the post? clearly you failed to understand it. All three Vargur pilots after getting their ships ganked defaulted to the sun.

One of our friends from Black Rebel rifter club popped the pods, they were worth 4 billion each.

WE DID THIS THREE TIMES on the same day, within two hours. - this guy is botting.

We have done this before to him, the last time we killed 5 of his vargurs in the same afternoon

He may not have been a bot, I suppose it's possible that he's just utterly stupid like Stoner - cut down on the dope man it's affecting your ability to see the obvious.
Vanderie
Calamitous-Intent
Feign Disorder
#6 - 2012-05-14 05:04:59 UTC
Maraner
The Executioners
#7 - 2012-05-14 05:54:48 UTC
o/ Gunpoint :)

anyone else want to put forward a rational answer to this?

CCP comment please.......
Tikera Tissant
#8 - 2012-05-14 06:11:59 UTC
I'll say, instead of asking for a ban, just keep killing.
An average income of roughly 500m per kill in drops before salvaging their ship?
That is a very nice income incentive to keep doing it.

At some point they will either call out crying (and you gain tears) or petition to eve and they hopefully get banned.
In the mean time, keep on killing Big smile
Maraner
The Executioners
#9 - 2012-05-14 09:31:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Maraner
we have considered it tbh, we're already into him to the tune of at least 25+ billion, but if anything he has more accounts. Ah well, we have petitioned him, linked several thready here...nothing
StonerPhReaK
Herb Men
#10 - 2012-05-14 12:02:43 UTC
Interesting how you do these activities in stealthbombers, 8k damage is impressive. I did read the post. So they have the same fit. Could it just mean they wanna be efficient? Farm them till CCP does something.

Signatures wer cooler when we couldn't remove them completely.