Yesterday morning, a necro guildmate of mine noted that a ghost-cam-looking ghost was on Island near the altar. He exorcised it before I got to see it, but that was all I needed to hear! I headed out on a mission - if some presumptious a-hole was going to try to run a spawn cam on Great Lakes, I was going to be that person's nightmare! I scooted over to Marble and hung out where I was pretty sure the cam would be stashed. And sure enough, it popped up. Hello, "Marble" ! So, the cam was exorcised, and I ran to Chaos to gander at my handiwork. There, I found both "Island" and "Marble" parked at the exorcism spot. At least 2 accounts were being used, which is no surprise considering how many spawns there are for an automated spawn cam to monitor. I galloped off to another spot where I figured I would find a ghost cam. Next stop: Desert. I waited around a bit, and sure enough, a cam popped up there. "Desert"! The ever-so-clever cam owner had left the cam standing where the top of the palm tree obscured casual view of the ghost, but well, that didn't stop allnames and ctrl-shift. After it was exorcised, I ran back to Chaos yet again, and got to watch the newly-exorcised ghost for a little while, before it timed out. I stood around for a little while, and watched the cams logging in and timing out. At 1:32 EST, Desert logged in, and then disappeared at 1:37. Marble popped up at 1:41, and then Island popped up at 1:42. I could see that I'd nabbed two ghosts off of 2 seperate cam accounts and that the cam script was clearly still running, and decided that this was the perfect time to page the GMs. I paged, and targeted both cams, and explained what was going on. Marble disappeared at 1:46, and then "Damwin" appeared. I hadn't exorcised one at Damwin, someone else had gotten down and dirty with that one! And then, suddenly - - - a red gate appeared. Perhaps someone was being gated in for a rez, or someone was coming to deal with the cams! If the cams were to rez and walk through a gate, I was going to charge right through, and see where they had gone. But the cams didnt move, and in through the gate walked......Catalyst from guild HaXz. He appeared in the gate, walked several steps down from it, and just stopped. He stood there, doing nothing, saying nothing. The gate disappeared. As he stood there, the ghost cam "Island" disappeared (its health bar went black). After a long moment of standing and doing nothing, he cast gate, and went back out through his gate. I continued to wait around. Around this time, I got the message back from the GMs "we will examine these accounts" etc. and so on, the usual thing that means they got the page and are perhaps doing something. The cams had all been appearing and disappearing at intervals of 5 minutes, but the whole process had stopped, now. Damwin was staying logged in and none of the other cams were appearing. Damwin had appeared at 1:46, and it wasn't until 2:08 that it finally disappeared. I watched a little while longer until 2:16 EST, and no new cams appeared. Either the accounts had been banned or the cam owner had turned them off. ----------------- Today, I find no evidence of spawn cams, either stealth type or ghost type! The End (at least for the time being). PS: I don't think this post of mine breaks any stratics rules. I would hope not anyway! Nothing bad here on my part, I don't think.