I’m back from my nice Christmas getaway, and it seems I’m not the only one. MoxNix is back, and what do you know, he’s already whining about the same non-existent botter. His latest blog post goes on to describe how he reports the same guy for botting every week, then getting upset because he didn’t get banned (because it’s not a bot) started reporting him once per day, then when further getting upset, started reporting him every 5 minutes. How does he not understand that if this was a bot CCP would have done something. He isn’t, he’s simply an aggressive nolifing trader. The fact that MoxNix is also able to be at the keyboard for the same length of time cutting at the same frequency should make it obvious that he’s working within human limits. The more aggressively he attacks this other trader, the more he proves that the level of activity is sustainable by an actual player.
As you’ll no doubt know from previous posts, I’ve toyed around with this “bot”, and his behaviour is far too inconsistent to be anything more than an aggressive trader. I’ve been more aggressively undercut in the hubs by people I’ve had conversations with and know for certain are not bots. Unlike a rookie trader like MoxNix however, I understand the difference, and know how to deal with competition without losing my mind and screaming for CCP to come ban legitimate players I don’t like. Knowing and accepting that it’s not a bot, there are better ways to fight him out of the market, but that requires competence, while MoxNix it seems runs on rage and tears.
Further to that he’s now started accusing me! That’s right, the conspiracy theory knows no bounds. Apparently when I chose to use the name “Belgarion”, an incredibly popular name from some books by David Eddings, to post on MoxNix’s blog I was not the only one, and someone in Genesis is using the same name (with a surname) and happened to buy a PLEX from MoxNix. The funny thing is, I do live in Genesis anyway, and I have bought items from MoxNix, I’m just not that character. And no MoxNix, I’m not an alt, friend, family, business partner or a random who thinks you are talking about me. I’m a fellow trader (a superior one it seems) that can tell when someone is just making things up because they are too poor at trading to deal with legitimate competition. I didn’t even read your blog before this, and picked Belgarion almost at random (I was re-reading The Malloreon at the time) when wordpress asked me for an alias. Since you then decided that facts aren’t allowed on your blog, I’ve decided to dedicate just a little time to showing the world just how childish and full of crap you really are. Thanks for helping with that.