for what it's worth, i neither rated you down nor am trolling you. it genuinely baffles me that you don't see how quickly these people would be banned if SE found out what they were doing. if someone walked by and GM'd them, they'd all be temp banned / GM jailed at the very least. just as if someone was pos hacking around bastok and someone GM'd them. everything you wrote about XP/hr and such was irrelevant...
First of all, you didn't specify the above before. If they're not earning omgwtfbbq XP/hour, other people aren't going to care, and probably won't go out of their way to GM them. It's easy enough to play it off if someone wants to zone out of MMJSP and the Skoffin is there ("oh yeah, we zoned into the staging point to lose aggro and it followed us lol"). The main thing going against them is that they were camped at Mamool Ja Staging point, and people need to use that gate for their merit parties. If it were a place that nobody ever goes unless they absolutely need to (Dvucca Isle Staging Point on Qutrubs comes to mind; most people rarely go there for anything besides Assault, and they don't need to use the gate for that). If nobody sees them, nobody can GM them. SE certainly isn't going to seek them out from an FFXIAH picture.
Also, checking FFXIAH activity, none of them have
been banned, since they have activity for yesterday. So there's that.
But, short version, just so we're 100% clear: I agree that a GM would
probably ban them (like I said earlier), but I don't think they will
get banned because people aren't going to care enough to GM them/SE isn't going to care enough to follow the people in the screenshot until they try it again (because the XP/hour sucks, they're RNGs, etc.). If they had instead posted a picture of them getting 120k/hour from this exploit, and/or killing some hard NM using it, SE might take more of an interest (and people would be more likely to GM them), but I really can't see them caring enough to bother as things stand.
The Red Arrows comment was a riff on "So long and thanks for all the fish", more as a joke than anything else (since RNGs shoot arrows, and this is the RNG forum, blah blah blah). If I really cared about karma, I'd never talk about melee RDM and would probably be Guru by now, no? Oh, and I guess I'd post in the BST forums a lot. Those guys know how to spread the love.
Finally, I am more interested in the design implications of this than whether it's a ToS violation (it is), whether it's bannable (yeah), or whether they will get banned for it (doesn't look like it so far). If you would like to discuss that, then I'd be happy to stick around regardless of any red arrows that may fly my way, but if you keep responding with 'no, you don't get it, they're gonna get bant!' type responses, I really have nothing else to say, because I do
, in fact, get it. We just seem to disagree about SE's competency/ability to care enough to go after these guys from one FFXIAH screenshot.