We're pleased to report that over 16,000 nasty, evil, foul, and most importantly misbehaving accounts have been reactively and proactively removed from Alpha. These accounts were purchased using ill-gotten funds and have been used to farm gold with bots and to spam chat channels, neither of which is allowed in ArcheAge.
It's important to note that we've also been banning compromised accounts that have been hijacked and used for spamming purposes. Often, this is the result of hackers using compromised credentials sourced from other, third-party websites to attempt logins on other websites (and online game services). If you suspect your account may be compromised, contact our Support Team immediately via website or email. Be sure to read up on how to secure and protect your account on our Support page. Lastly, and we cannot stress this enough, your Trion Worlds account password should not be used for any other product, website, or login.
With Patch 1.2 arriving on Alpha next week, our Support Team will have even more tools in their arsenal to fight malicious botters, spammers, and other general ♥♥♥♥♥♥s. Your vigilant reporting of bad behavior in-game helps our efforts tremendously, so keep those tickets coming.
Thanks for your help in keeping ArcheAge safe from spammers and botters (though not from your wrath in PvP) through Alpha and beyond!