@Anarchy-Marine We don't know and likely never will. Sega wont confirm the number of active players on global, all we have to measure by is steam metrics and Sega's confirmation that pc players make up the majority of the player base on global. Even then it's still a crap shoot to how many players are still active. If the total player base is around 100k+ for instance, seeing 1600 of them get banned in one fell swoop following the twitch debacle isn't that surprising(or that big of a deal really), if the total player base is only say 20k or so, then yeah, it's extremely doubtful a lot of those bans were justified.
We also don't know how many of those banned accounts were still active players either. If GM's were combing through old chat logs from 6+ months ago to ban people now, then most likely some of the accounts that were banned were accounts of people who have already quit the game and moved on anyway. Sega just banned them so they could do their PR move/announcement to save face after the twitch streaming situation made them look bad.
At the end of the day, wasn't wanting to start an argument as generally I agree with your takes on a lot of threads, my only intention in my prior comment was to point out that in the past when Sega banned a lot of people for RMT they would give that as the reasoning for why they did the bans, this time around however they didn't.
As for ship 2...I play on ship 2(have since global first launched). I can't speak for the whole ship's community, but I can say from my own experience that yes, there are certain blocks I've learned to entirely avoid on that ship.
At the thread in general, so I don't get dog piled for "defending Sega's decision" in the matter, I don't personally feel getting perma banned for something that happened 6+ month's ago is fair. Granted I do think there are a lot of instances where a temp ban is justified if reasoning was given along with it to the player. An example, when Gigantix first launched I saw a ton of players griefing and openly harassing other players in general chat on a daily basis. Since it was the same players day after day doing it and getting away with it, then yeah if Sega retroactively slapped them with a 1-2 week ban, told them why, and warned them a perma ban would follow if they did it again that's 100% fair in my opinion.