There are tools that can do that, yes. Just look on github. Really people, it's not nearly as air tight as you think.
The number of banned accounts thing would be what really kills it. You run into the problem of every phone number under the sun being blocked from Nexon accounts though.
Remember that Korean MMOs are backed by real world data as well (KSSN) and they still have hackers.
It might slow them down, but it certainly won't stop them.
Can you link a github example that you have seen that would be an effective bypass against SMS verification, for farm bots?
Having every phone number under the sun being blocked is not really a problem.
The goal is precisely to slow them down, not to stop hacking completely. I think you have a very different goal in mind.
yes the goal its to slow down/lower the amount of hackers
KMS does that, there is hackers in KMS aswell no one can stop that but they dont giveup because that
in GMS maplestory feels opposite
even when you google maplestory you get meso sellers,hacks offers as normal thing
ranking are full with them (weekly ban data just show 50% of them)
go ingame and find elite boss you will see 20+ kaisers and kannas botting 24/7
even top 10 mail providers requests phone number ( yea sure there is some shady providers that dont but why work with those lol )
i dont understand why nexon ignores request of phone number still... small thing that can help more then broken autoban and support system that is spamed by hackers
i dont see nexon loseing if they add this option even if there is no benefit worth the try
also is sad to hear long time nexon workers leaving (some that actuly know the game )