Well, I sort of knew that some people will defend their way of action. However the points are:
- 'Reload protection' to used market was already installed in v.1.2. With the clear intention of removing the issue of players constantly reloading the page in order to gain advantage. You have been circumventing it by using an automation, but since the reload protector only looked at short term reloading it overlooked this automation if you had it set to something like 15sec intervals. But clearly the whole idea of constantly reloading the page is not allowed after the changes made already earlier.
- You are causing a huge and totally unnecessary strain to the servers. Which was another reason in the first place for this. I detected from the logs that you guys are reloading the page in worst cases every 10-15 seconds over a period of several hours. This accounts for thousands of completely unnecessary page loads and bandwidth used and this will be not allowed under any circumstances.
- Arguments about used market planes is not something that will be considered as the fact is that players using this are trying to take advantage by using AWS in a way it has not been intended, and it would probably either lead to more people to use the reloaders or some similar "race of player aids" that is even worse. With nobody being allowed to check the market too often there will be more planes to share.
- If you get the reload warning you cannot miss it. It's the only thing what you see on that page. It will block you from the used market page for several minutes. If the system detects that, even when the warning & temporary block has been given, the reloading continues the system will have the authority to ban the account completely for a temporary period of time. And this was already done for one account last night since even with the new & improved warnings given the reloading just kept going and going for more than 30 minutes (every time just getting the page block and warning), so clearly the user wasn't even on his computer! (well, no advantage can be gained then either, but completely ridiculous waste of resources; and I cannot of course tell if there would have been a script to automatically reserve the seen planes too?). So his account was banned for the night just to get a stop to that nonsense page loading. However in the future the ban will be at least 48 hours or more. But if there are several occasions of this on the same account the complete closure will be considered.
But the account ban is not something that you can get accidentially, be sure of that. If you see the big red warning and temporary page block then you know it's too much already.
(And for the long term solution, although this is one too, is that the game worlds will start running from 1950s and will end in 2020s/30s, so there is not really much of the initial rush one the rolling game world system gets going. However it's not final decision yet)