Well to start with, option 2 seems a fairytale, if the guy settles before you that have capacity to rush catas early, he probably spent a s**tloads of gold to settle and it seems unlikely he will just quit after 3 weeks, sure something could have happened irl but the example really dont apply to the reality as a common behaviour.
Option one: i believe that noone would be such a bad player and get a nice 15 cropper, but anyway i still believe mh investigation could lead to the solution.
Option 2: u can see that a well rounded 15 cropper without defence is going go be chiefed, so it's obvious that is a friendly chiefing and u ban the player.
1. Player is complete noob if you settle next to a 15c egy and they don't notice you "rushing" chiefs which would be *very* slow in the context of v2-v3.
2. MH could just implement a lesser penalty in the greater probability that its arranged chiefing without direct evidence, although such clues as speed of settling for both parties, is the player making def, does player B try to scout, etc - circumstantial evidence, or lack of defensive actions that points to arranged chiefing could be used in a "judgment call"
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