|Posted - 2007.06.04 17:25:00 -
Check this out and come to your own conclusions. Since January of this year I have had a Bee under my bonet about Macro miners and Isk sellers which I believe are two peas in a pod. I have been harvesting loaded macro jet cans since January and I am now at the point where my Toon and my three buddies with Iteron 5's just can't keep up with the volume of ore the Macro's pop out so now I just blow up full cans of ore. Every time I blow a can full off Plaq I wonder why CCP has done nothing about all the Macro Miners I have reported and why they do nothing to prevent the use of Macro Miners.
Today when I logged on, I found that I was the only real player in the system, the other 12 where Macro Miners. I went out to the belts, book marked the cans, warped back to the first bookmark, looted the jet can and blew it up and repeated the process until all the cans where gone, then I went back and Grabbed my Nerfed BumperPhoon and spent the next 40 minutes bumping all the Macro Miners 50 or 60 km off there belt, then I went to the coffee shop and grabbed 2 coffee's and sat down to peg this out.
I was thinking about yesterday and the 4 days before that when my buddies and I went out and looted enough ore that when we reprocessed it we had to call for a frieghter to carry it all back to our home station. Yesterday was especially bad though. In Gallareue the Macro Miners had cleared out the belts within 5 hours of start up, Nausschie is right next door and it was also cleared out at about the same time as was Trosquesere and Erme and Botane. It was sad to see that in these systems that about 40% of the population where Macro Miners, and very well organized ones at that.
About 6 of us have filed petitions reguarding this matter and the best reply that we have seen is "Thank You for bringing this to our attention, the matter will be reviewed. This petition is now closed" Gee, cool, why are they still Macro Mining? My answer to this is very simple and seems to be accepted by those in my alliance. CCP must not care about Macro Miners as long as CCP is collecting the monthy account fee from the owner of the account that is Macro Mining. Gee, thats great, but why do I feel like I will get my account banned for writing this post? I guess that little blurb we see when the client starts about buying and selling ISK is just a bit of text to fill a box. There is no punishment, thats why we see 4 week old toons sitting out front of newb stations in Rohk's fitted with Basic Miners and Civilian Expanded Cargo mods. As for the ISK sellers, we know who they are because they send us EVE mail to tell us that 1 billion isk is now down to 55 bucks. How times change, just 6 months ago they where selling a billion for 180 bucks, I guess all those new computers are paid for now, I mean think about it, running 3 Macro accounts per comp, 10 comps per room, you get the idea, even 60 minutes knows about it and actually did an interview with some guy in Romania who had something stupid like 50 computers all running 3 macro's and laughing all the way to the Bank of Romania. That might not be 100% accurate but it is very close.
So what can we as players do to take back this game and encourage CCP to enforce some of the rules that they have made? This will be a tough fight, I estimate that about 20% of all active Eve accounts are Macro Miners and are allowed to continue so that CCP can collect the money and boast that they have over 30,000 people logged on at the same time. WOW. Just think about this the next time you have to go out and mine and there is no ore left in your system or the one next door, or the one after that and now you have to go to a .4 system to mine Veldspar. Cool.
I will be posting the names of all know macro miners into the bio of Agro'ing Problem. Let's loot macro jet cans together.