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Lost Ark issue with bot accounts is still not fixed

Published: 06:27, 09 March 2022
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Amazon have tried utilizing the same tactic used by Smilegate in Korea, to get rid of the spam accounts plaguing the western servers of Lost Ark. It doesn't seem to be working.

Only recently Amazon Game Studios have announced that they have banned around one million bots from the game and will continue doing so for as long as it takes. However, it seems they've underestimated just how long that is. 

Spam accounts and bots are a rampant issue in Lost Ark, currently, with some servers having more bot population than actual players in them, especially during normal, and not peak hours of gameplay.

The issue arises, of course, because of the difference in the gaming culture of Korea and the Wes. WHere banning accounts and using anti-cheat software might work in Korea, due to their laws about creating fake accounts, and using their social security numbers when actually creating one, the West has no such advantage in a fight against exploiters.

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In the West, creating new accounts, especially on a free-to-play game such as Lost Ark is as easy as creating a new e-mail, and perhaps changing your basic IP address. Because of that, whoever you're farming some resources near a spawn point, you are able to see berserkers, the class with the most survival rate early on, just zoom past you with very obviously "robot-made" names.

This is not the first time Amazon are having issues with bots in their MMO game. Let's hope they find a solution to it this time, as opposed to shoving the problem under the rug, and pretending it doesn't exist.

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