Merge players into an initially new server, eventually an existing server(There will be 99% players in this server and 1% bots as the bots were just banned)
This new server has a limit for the number of accounts that can use the server.(Not number of characters, I mean for each individual steam account).
The server should always have a reasonable limit. (For example the server will consist of 90% existing accounts that were just merged and leave room for 10% new accounts for new players)
Repeat this every few months, either expand the server limit each time or create a new server for this purpose.
I don’t see on what it will fix the bot problem.
Already step 1, if they could do that, they would already do. They did once in the past, but bots have evolved and they can’t detect them anymore, that’s why they are trying other solutions.
Also not everyone wanna be merged with others servers…
The banwave succeeded but did not last we lost 300k~ active bots from that banwave if you look at the charts. A banwave is only the first step the rest of the steps help maintain that the bots stay banned/useless.
They don’t have problem banning bots, just the problem of having them stay banned
It worked for a while, we barely seen any bots for something like 15 days after that. Only thing they had to do is to keep the ban waves, like how Square Enix does with FF14. But they stopped it, and the only reason I can see is because they can’t find bots anymore.
AGS also need to be smarter with their pricing and packeges
People want to pay to win, obviously, or they wouldn’t be flocking to gold sites,
so let them do it.
Run 50% off flash sales on weekends, throw up some honing packeges, better life skill packs that include life energy and epic tools, more sailing packs with store exclusive crew members, rapport bundles that come packeged with outfits for stronghold members.
Make the store more on appealing option to people who want to spend money.
funny it’s how they eliminated the issue in KR. You can’t even make new characters on most of the older servers since they are full so they just recently had a new one open up and only Nineveh is flooded with bots now due to it