Before I begin, please let it be known that this is only a theory based on the observations of several people over the last few weeks. What I am attempting to do is bring this out into the open to allow others to investigate the matter on their own. Once we all reach a suitable conclusion, we can then proceed with some action, or ignore it all together.
Much of the info I am putting below is is based on theory and theory only, which is the reason why I would like more points of view from people that have either noticed the same thing or are willing to take time from their busy adventuring life to go see for themselves.
The accusation is as follows: Several characters have been observed to be on almost 24/7 in limited locations doing nothing but farming several NMs for their precious drops. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, but I am sure you will agree that in 3 weeks time, people should sleep.
The observations are:
1) The characters are Beyond, Cocokiki, Anastcia, Fanatic, Dangelo, Eagless.
2)Anastcia and Fanatic hang out in Castle Oztroja hunting for Astral rings
3)Cocokiki, Dangelo, Eagless, and Beyond all camp Ordelle's Caves for Stroper Chyme, using surround and spam tactics to farm Archer Rings.
4)AH records on Siren at any time show one of these people as the major sellers of these drops in history. Very rarely, others manage to make a sell.
5)The characters have been on 24/7 for as long as we have observed, leading us to believe that a rotating staff of people play the characters in order to continue to farm.
6)Equipment on these characters is not optimal for an 'adventurer', even if the focus was on farming.
7)Rank on these characters is at static at level 1, despite being level 50+ characters.
8)Subs for these characters is invariably a very low level pulling class, such as Warrior for provoke. I have observed one as being a level 51 WHM/5 WAR.
9)They use Sleep and Wait tactics to prevent others from pulling a stroper chyme spawn. In other words, if another group or person arrives to camp the stroper, they sleep a spawn until the new person or group leaves in frustration.
10)It is potentially feasible that one person is controlling all the characters in a particular are, since no response is ever elicited from most of them. Albeit, one character in each area may respond to queries. There is no way to prove this, unfortunately.
My conclusion: Gil farming company that sells gil to make Real Life money.
I invite anyone on Siren to help out with this investigation, since multiple reports have been sent to GMs with the only reply of "It is being investigated." Perhaps if enough people reported the issue, some measure of control could be implemented. Again, I do not want to be accused of making false accusations, so see for yourself and make your own conclussions. Thanks!