Either RNGesus is having an off day or I'm being told to change my class. I had 53 of the same weapon drop during a single mission Strikes me as not being overly random.
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Wow That was just painful to try and read through. Very erratic and nonsensical in places and almost conspiracy theorist in others. I've worked in the IT industry for over 30 years and been a gamer for nearly as long. I've watched the evolution of botting over the years.
Bots used in MMO's are advanced macro programs not AI's. They don't hack into anything at all. Heck a lot of gaming keyboards come with the ability to create macro's allowing you to bot in games. Simply put it is a program run from the same computer as the logged in account running a series of preset commands. They aren't advanced enough to trace IP's to find what country you are from.
Sure it's possible to create a bot that trolls the market to buy cheap and resell at a massive markup. But tbh the places that sell meseta probably don't even have any to sell anyway. Just a trojan, keylogger or they just take your info and steal all your money anyway. Why would they bother using a complex bot when they can just scam people out of their money?
Market gouging is very rarely done by botters or money sellers. There are a lot of greedy people in the world.
Having to use hardline connections rather than wifi to get better ping rates is not bot related. That is caused by either poor wifi or the route your ISP takes to connect to the server.
Poor frame rates are caused by your own PC. Nothing to do with bots at all. The game engine is run from your PC with data packets sent from the server. The only reason bots would cause frame rate issues would be the number of players on screen being too much for your PC.
Yes bots are a pain in the rear end but they can be dealt with fairly easily. A simple change to the reporting system where they are muted and/or suspended after X number of reports. A report option specifically for them would help. If everyone reports them eventually they will give up.