Originally Posted by jpierson
It takes a special kind of person to provide such insight.
Thanks for the help.
Haha... sorry dude, I couldn't resist.
Anyway, ATMs are accounts that are usually high level with lots of income and low defense (which is what the player has done on purpose). This makes them good targets for those that are looking for easy money. As win/loss ratio affects payouts, ATMs need to maintain a certain winning percentage in order to keep their payouts high. Thus, ATMs usually have their own rules that people need to follow in order to be 'allowed' to use their services. Rules vary but can include: being closed and opened during certain hours, limiting the amount of hits one can use, holding events for certain players only etc. Some ATMs will only give their services out to alliance members.
Hope this helps you.