As is the way with popular online games, there's always those looking to to game the system. Lost Ark
is no different, and although the overall response has been positive on the account of the game itself being a great mix of MMO meets action-RPG, err, action, there's also the issue of bot accounts. And on that front it's been announced
that over a million bot accounts have been permanently banned.
As per the announcement, "Following launch, botting has been a growing issue for Lost Ark. Our team has been hard at work on crafting effective tools and methods to identify and remove bots from the game. As the result of this work, today we will be permanently removing over a million illegitimate accounts from the game that have been determined to be running bots."
A truly massive ban wave to be sure, and something that will lead to improved anti-cheat tools not to mention more ban waves in the future. "Maintaining a fair and fun gameplay experience for our players is a top priority for the team," writes the post. "While we intend to make a massive impact with this ban wave, we know that there is more work to be done and want players to know that this is only one step in what will be an active and ongoing process."