Ship 2 is crowded during regular periods now.
If it stays at crowded over the weekend then it means it's perfectly optimized. Hopefully they continue to scale up as needed if it does fill though.
Material storage. Gold mission passes.
Definitely material storage though.
You likely don't have anything to collect. The message is just showing 100% of the time now.
I also know of the person OP is talking about and they shared details on it as shown.
Is it cheating? Eh... by the rules of the game it would be normally. Is it something they should ban for? Seeing as this is something that is very easy to exploit unintentionally, probably not. Based on the nature of it we've probably all done it and not realized it. IMO, if someone is doing it blatantly and repeatedly then yeah, but with a bug of this nature that would be hard to prove.
It wouldn't be the only boost bug as well. I remember another person (that we both know) mentioning a different one that I can't remember the details of. In the spirit of the game hopefully the overhaul that vanilla PSO2 will get come NGS will clean the code up in regards to that.
Issue: When reporting an RMT bot, their Player ID Name no longer shows in the report window
Description: It seems like whoever is behind the RMT bots have found a way to hide their Player ID name when reporting them. Though this looks like just a visual glitch on the players' end it's not known how this affects the backend and if it hampers the ability to effectively report them/hinders the mangement team's ability to properly track them down. (ie. If it appears as we see it on the back and) Alternatively, if I open the report window for a legitimate player both their character name and Player ID name show up as expected.
Edit: It's also worth noting that these bots have the usual default player ID names they usually have. If you bring up their ARKS ID the name shows properly.
Since I first noticed this, I've seen this on every bot I've reported since then. (Approximately 5 of them) I'm personally not concerned about the name not showing but I'm more concerned as to whether or not this little visual glitch that only seems to affect them makes them "immune" to reporting or possibly fills the backend with dead reports. (Which I'm also concerned could confuse management and legitimate players would become collateral for unintentionally "abusing" the report system) I'd love it if it were just a minor client hitch but the consistency seems to tell me otherwise.
Steps to reproduce:
Expected result: When presented with the report window, the player's character name and player ID name should show.
Actual result: When presented with the report window recently with an RMT bot, only their character name shows.
Proof: (Note: Screenshots have been checked and verified to be RMT-ad free.)
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Bots will bypass censors until the end of time if it means they can get their site out. Also recently they've started to attach a random string of characters to the end of their messages so that it bypasses any spam-ish filter if one exists.
Autobanning for those is a real dicey solution. People will jokingly mention the site name in comments over private channels, stupid as it sounds and I've seen this implemented on other games where people lost accounts to it. Unfortunately the idea is defeated by other peoples' lack of common sense.
Fortunately, it's been very rare that I've seen a repeat player ID, so their enforcement has been spotty, but they're at it.