Literally 100s of millions of gold every week, bought from RMT, just from the marketplace in a single region
To put it in perspective, 100 million gold, bought through royal crystals at a rate of 238 royal crystals for 500 gold (a reasonable rate, I think, for the current state of the game without bot-induced inflation) would amount to 450-500k+
That’s money that AGS is not getting, because it’s going to the bots, instead.
It makes perfect sense. And with top brass backing away from the project it only makes even more sense for them to be cashing out. If you honestly think it’s some poor kids in a third world country running this massive of a bot farm then you’re just outside of reality. This is a highly coordinating thing with resources.
It makes perfect sense to me. AGS published the game and probably gets a percentage of what people spend in the store, RMT bypasses the store. Also, SG bragging about the 800k concurrent “players” they have doesn’t help your argument much.
There’s probably something in their contract that if a certain criterion is met that bonuses etc get paid. The reason Amazon is flying them to NA and they are flying to SK isnt to discuss the game. It’s for Amazon to buy expensive dinners and discuss money. If they werent running the bots then something would be done by now point blank. Companies like AMAZON are not going to let bots cut into profits. It’s an inside job pure and simple.
Not going to argue with you when the evidence is not in your favor in any way. Nothing about the things they have done in any way has been real action against the problem. There are tons of evidence suggesting they are behind it though.
So they are lying when they say they’ve been doing banwaves, and the dips in player count happen because the system bugs?
When they removed the early game gold and did a major banwave a month after release, I guess the botted gold prices went up because Amazon got greedy? And inflation in game went down because people didn’t need to buy any more gold, of course.
Until they do something to their actual source of gold income which is UNAs and infinite chaos nothing will change my mind on SMG being behind the bot farms. The reason they messed with the rapport gold is because that’s how competting bots were getting gold. Back then 1k was 1 dollar. They had to stop that price point by getting a monopoly on the bot gold. which is now 1/3 of what it used to be.
then make it make sense. How does every bot operation on the planet botting lost ark magically happen to figure out how to get up and running again like clockwork after every patch? You can set your alarm to the hour they will be back online. So every dev running bots are on discord saying go now guys lets log in?