Usagi_yo writes "Endless whispers for Kinah (Aion's in-game currency), scrolling chat tabs of multi-line spam messages from currency traders, phishing scams, key-logger scam, power leveling — it's all there and it's very ugly for NCsoft's release of Aion MMORPG, as players are starting to revolt only two weeks into the game's release." This reader originally pointed to the Aion general forums, which displayed a ton of threads complaining about spammers. Many of those threads have since been deleted (though more continue to crop up). Make of that what you will. I've been playing Aion a bit, and the spamming is certainly becoming a problem. When it began, it was mainly just whisper-spam from level 1 accounts, which NCSoft quickly stepped on by denying whispers before level 5. Not the most elegant solution, but it was a decent attempt to complement the /anon command, which makes your character invisible to /who searches. Then the spammers just started leveling to 5, which doesn't take too long, but in order to make up for lost time, they co-opted the global "looking for group" channel, flooding it such that the channel is now useless. You can easily block the channel from view (giving up entirely on what was once a helpful channel), or individually block each of the spammers as they arrive, but hopefully NCSoft will soon implement a solution that's less annoying to players. They say they're still on the case.
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