CONCORD CRACKDOWN: CCP Executes Suspected Botters to Open ‘GM Week’


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YULAI – AUGUST 20: CCP opened up ‘GM Week‘ today with a bang, teleporting in ‘willing test subjects’ and setting them with a Suspect flag in front of a small horde of eager PvPers. The slaughter marks the beginning of a week-long series of events where CCP’s Game Masters and Customer Support teams have been let ‘off their leashes‘. This first event was kicked off by the Live Events Team, and CONCORD’s Brigadier General Odo Korachi:

[18:57:52] Odo Korachi > These tests will be used to assess the functionality of new Cynosural Projection technology that is currently under development by the CONCORD Assembly.

[18:58:55] Odo Korachi > We’ll need some willing test subjects, and as such we’ve selected from a list of wanted indviduals[sic] who are known to be in violation of the Yulai Convention, and are utilizing illegal Rogue Drone Automation Technology.

Shortly after that, ships began being teleported in and being set suspect. At this time, there is no official statement regarding the selection criteria, but many players in the system believe the ships being brought into Yulai are characters CCP has determined are botting. If so, it is unlikely that CCP will make any statement regarding this until well after the event ends, if at all.

As the event draws to a close, multiple capital ships, including at least four Hel-class supercarriers, have been destroyed. CCP streamed  the event live on their twitch channel.

Update: The system kills for the event are up on Zkill.

A Hel dies in Yulai under the watchful gaze of CONCORD.

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  • Arrendis

    While this was a lot of fun to watch (even (especially?) the blues dying), I wish I hadn’t brought my logi fit. My poor loki had no guns.

    August 20, 2018 at 7:46 PM
    • Rhivre Arrendis

      Next time take something with a drone!

      August 20, 2018 at 8:03 PM
  • Dirk MacGirk

    Suspected? By sentencing them, I’d have to label them as convicted.

    August 20, 2018 at 9:20 PM
    • Arrendis Dirk MacGirk

      Haven’t said what they were being sentenced for, except through the lore-based statement I quoted, man. It’s like how the AP’s gotta say ‘allegedly’.

      August 20, 2018 at 10:20 PM
      • Except the AP usually only says ‘Allegedly’ before they’ve been convicted.

        August 21, 2018 at 8:35 PM
        • Arrendis Jurius Doctor

          But we don’t know what they were convicted on, so we can’t say with any assurance that it was any particular offense.

          August 21, 2018 at 8:40 PM
  • Rob Bobbie

    This is a brilliant way for CCP to deal with botters. They could have just banned them but then they lose the monthly fee, although the accounts are probably plexed to the gills, and care bears wouldn’t get to whore on 20B killmails. I wonder if it’s a message that will sink in though. RMT botters won’t be so easy to stop.

    August 20, 2018 at 11:24 PM
    • Dirk MacGirk Rob Bobbie

      This doesn’t preclude the account from being hit as usual after the fact. This is just some extra fun. I’d bet anyone being teleported to a public stoning is probably a second-strike recipient and this is just the walk of shame to the out door.

      August 21, 2018 at 1:11 AM
  • Hrvoje Perun

    goon botters, well no suprise there

    August 21, 2018 at 10:49 AM
  • Daito Endashi

    This is the kind of stuff I love CCP for

    August 21, 2018 at 2:44 PM
  • Oh no, their botting backbones must be shattered. Four whole supers down? That’ll take several minutes to replace…

    August 26, 2018 at 11:32 PM