Macro use - Just say no!

Hello there, fellow travellers.

Banning players for macro use has become a worryingly normal part of my morning routine in the last month or so. Wake up, get some extra strenght Quafe caffeine special (no sugar), climb into my pod and away I go, next stop Ban City, population climbing.

Now, I really do not enjoy banning players, nor do I enjoy explaining to them why they are banned. So I want to share with you a couple of ways you can avoid such a fate.

1. Don't use Macros or other third party programs. You will get reported and we will ban you.

2. If a GM requests your attention, don't ignore him/her. Even if you do not speak English, please respond. If we are investigating macro use, we may request that a certain player speaks up on local or in a private conversation. This is usually the last thing I do before banning a player, so I strongly recommend that you do not ignore GMs and their requests.

Excerpt from the EULA:

7. CONDUCT

A. Specifically Restricted Conduct

Your continued access to the System and license to play the Game is subject to proper conduct. Without limiting CCP's rights to control the Game environment, and the conduct of the players within that environment, CCP prohibits the following practices that CCP has determined detract from the overall user experience of the users playing the Game:

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(3) You may not use macros or other stored rapid keystrokes or other patterns of play that facilitate acquisition of items, currency, objects, character attributes, rank or status at an accelerated rate when compared with ordinary Game play. You may not rewrite or modify the user interface or otherwise manipulate data in any way to acquire items, currency, objects, character attributes or beneficial actions not actually acquired or achieved in the Game.