Have you ratted in a carrier? I feel that you must do it for a few hours without losing fighters so that you know what you are asking for.
I have looked into this, extensively. No publicly available bot can use fighters with the speed and accuracy needed to keep from losing almost all fighters in the biggest anomalies. So many fighters would be lost, to the point of the subcap bots being better than carriers. Input speed is a double edged sword because Eve has input thresholds. Too slow and fighters die. Too fast and keys stay down or up, causing much bigger problems. Doing all that is needed to not lose fighters, AND keeping the damn thing from losing alignment, makes things even more complex. (A ship worth 2b+ that takes 20+ seconds to align, makes the precision needed extremely high, further increasing complexity.)
I know the complexity needed because I decided to prototype it. That has taken me months, with 500 to a thousand hours of development. It almost works, but still loses some fighters and alignment a few times per site. That is just the combat logic. It can’t reload or do other necessary things.
I honestly feel like anyone asking for a capital bot is woefully naive about what they are asking for.
- No offense, but a promise from someone anonymous (which is basically everyone) over the internet is near meaningless.
- One patch can break a bot, so supporting them is so frustrating and time consuming because 95% of users give bad and misleading information, or just screw something up and blame the developer without making any effort to be sure.
- Program licensing isn’t that hard to crack. I know because I have done it to recent Microsoft products. Programs aren’t necessarily one use things for anyone dedicated to cracking something.
- Consequently, I wouldn’t sell the inadequate program I have for less than several thousand dollars for the time I’ve expended. And anyone willing to pay that much would need a return on that to warrant the price, meaning they’d intend to hack it.
- If someone went the route of mass volume licensing, or cap bots (from another developer) were found to be widely used, CCP would crack down and make updating the bot a nightmare.
- A developer could instead make a VM farm, RMT ISK, and probably make as much or more money, and completely avoid pretty much all of the problems above…