@Arielsm93 On free games it’s part of the game culture to do that often, so think CSGO or S4 League. However, cost does discourage that. The thing is, every sale.. every single one, decreases that discouragement. Rust does go on sale from time to time, and yes people who want to dunk on someone to get a rush of endorphines are willing to put some money into it at times.
You see this behavior irl, Karens for example. They aren’t all bad people, sometimes they’ve had a really shitty life or an expressly shitty day. But.. in that moment, they want to feel big. They make someone else small to do that. You’ll see them block lines and traffic, break things of worth, and disrupt whatever they can despite the end cost. Those people play games too and especially if it’s hackers you’re targeting, someone paying over a hundred bucks a month for hacks isn’t going to care if they had to spend money to buy a new account. Like I don’t support sticking newbies in their own servers, I don’t think it will solve the problems at large. Just think maybe more consideration into some key things is necessary.
It honestly makes me think back to Ark. You had to hack to fight the hackers a lot of the time, and I remember being told at one point if I ever lost my account in association with people using hacks in that group that I’d be compensated with a new account. Hell, there were occasions the leader got so tired of the hacker attacks that he offered to buy 40 something people a new account + hacks just to whip them. Ask yourself why. Is it hard or too expensive to get those accounts if they would do that willy nilly? And how does one afford that? Income. Look some people have nice jobs, some have allowances, some have fortunes, and some of them currently and formerly played games that allowed them to duplicate and sell valuable items.. like the eggs in Ark. Some of them don’t even need to play, they’re just middle men between farmer and buyer. Yeah, Rust plays different. Lot harder to sell things. But.. I came from Ark. What if that guy did too (he didn’t, just hypothetical). That would be someone that wouldn’t be limited by the number of accounts he could practically buy, sale or no sale.
I figure the solution needs to be in tools to alert, watch, and ban. Isolating people doesn’t fix it, it just creates more places that need watching. I think you’re right there, we agree on that from what I can tell. Just want you to be aware, there’s some nasty folks with resources enough that yeah they’ll absolutely do stuff that you or I would think is prohibitive.