Just to clarify this: using virtual/other machines and vpn/proxy for low fame RMT alts is most likely a common practice among people heavily involved in it. Especially when those alts keep being accepted into the guild even after multiple warnings. So most likely SBI just were fooled for some time, and when BA leadership realized they simply pushed it to the limit and most likely were going to get banned - they just decided to quit the game.Just to clarify this: the people that were warned and then banned were not the ones RMTíng, they have been banned because they supported the players that were RMTíng. They have been warned not to support and harbor them, and they still did.
For the sake of comparison, CCP, developers of Eve Online, would give an instant chain ban to the guild and would not issue any amount of preliminary warnings.
Let's keep it simple: in this case, we have 100% watertight evidence that the banned accounts knowingly support an RMT operation.
The first time, when the warnings were issue, we did not have that type of evidence, so we assumed reasonable doubts for the accounts not *directly* involved in the RMT.
Just to be clear: if you lead a guild, and you have members in your guild who RMT, and we can show that you support this, we will take action, and there won't be a warning either.
Again, collecting evidence in these cases can be a hard and a lot of work, that's why we have recently scaled up our capabilities in this area, as admittedly, we underestimated this problem previously.