Why use Norton's at all? AVG is far superior.
1). Uses less RAM and CPU.
2). Does not pop messages up every damn time something little happens.
3). Asks you to update it once a week, AS SOON AS you log on, and not during gameplay.
I've been running AVG for nearly a year now, and I've no viruses, and it has never, ever, ever kicked me off of FFXI or any other game yet, whereas Norton's would every other week.
Dump Norton's. If you don't have a home LAN, AVG is FREE. Even if you buy the SoHo Edition, its like $12/year. Would you rather pay $30/year for Norton's?
On to the REAL topic, here are my thoughts to SE:
1). Please, please look into people who are online 24/7 and do the same thing over and over and over again. Look at http://ffxiah.com. Seriously. Look at Hollboyboyboy, Lovelove, etc.
2). Stick one of your Task Force guys at any major NM camp, as mentioned before. Sozu Rogberry, Ullikummi, Mee Deggi, anything that makes money, RMT camps it. Any craft that produces money easily, RMT destroys it.
3). Go through the 3 towns. On Fairy, there's a Fishbot named Chrisse. She is online 24/7 and does nothing but fish fish fish fish. Take a stop by the Fishing guild sometime, and watch how many times people throw Bastore Breams away becuase their item inventories are full, watch them do it over and over and over again. Go to Gusgen Mines sometime, and have a little chat with some of the miners there. They will tell you who the RMT miners are. Keep logs of who these people are, where they go. The RMT people are always /anon, usually Rank1, and are levelled barely high enough to avoid aggro in these areas and do nothing but mining.
4). Go back to your (H)NM camps and keep some logs of who claimed what over and over and over again. Note that the same names are there over and over and over again. Say the Lumons on Fairy. Lumona is always at Serket when he's due to pop. Fudi and his crew on Fairy are always at Amemet.
RMT are easy to spot, they play the game for one purpose and one purpose only: To Amass as much as possible. RMT never do things for just fun. You don't see them doing Missions/quests/etc unless they are absolute requirements for what they plan to do. The crafting bots never level, they craft craft craft nonstop and do nothing but.
Just take a look at some of these people, SE.
To the Playerbase of Allakhazam, I invite you to list your server, and suspected RMT on your server. I will start with Fairy's:
Hollboyboyboy (cooking bot)
Hyangyu (sp?) (Shihei bot, all she does is make Shihei 24/7.)
Fudi (Amemet crew)
Lumona (also Lumonb, etc) (Serket/etc crew)
Momomo (Choco Dig bot)
Bossboy (usually see him in Beadeaux and other NM camps, he used to camp Archer's before it became Rare/EX)
I'm sure some Fairy endgame LS people can fill in more.
WHM75 THF63 PLD60 WAR60 BLM41 NIN37
RDM33 SAM32 RNG32 DRK32 BLU27 MNK31
BST26 BRD20 DRG14 SMN07 COR05 PUP02
As of 4-07-07