They are worthless.
We still have Odins most notorious gil selling crews active, despite thousands of complaints about them, they do nothing about the logging and mining areas taken over by the not-so-notorious gil sellers, and to top it off, they respond to complaints about these groups with condecending, intellect insulting questions and statements.
"Sorry you have to share the mining and logging points with other players" and "Everyone has a right to farm this area, even linkshell groups who are actively farming 24/7 for 3 months, as you claim."
CLAIM? Here's a condecending reply of my own.. A MONKEY could spend 7 days on our server and realize that the same mammal with opposing thumbs can not play for 7 days straight without sleep, and surely wouldn't be alert enough after 3 days to initiate tactics to prevent others from farming/logging/mining the area they are monopolizing.
Cookie cutter responses, and assholish remarks when you force them out of using said responses.
A **** high school computer lab student in his first year of programming could figure out how to look at the logs and figure out a basic program to red flag activities such as, constantly active players, constant moving of large amounts of gil, players who are online 24/7 but remain at the same rank/level and level 15 thf sub-job for 6 months. Holy "we-don't-give-a-crap" Square Enix, how many players have to jump ship before you do something about it.
"Don't take it personally man, white knights would eat a can of **** if the label said SE on it. If anyone dared mention that it was not a good product, they'd just argue if someone can't appreciate the subtle nuances in the ****, they should just go back to eating lolrealfood, cuz the devs prolly know more about canning food than they do."