It's ironic how automation and ingenuity in the real world is celebrated and constantly evolving - in games, it's a penalised.
Plus WoWs AH economy is pretty much stabilised by bots - you get rid of all of them - there is going to be a huge spike in prices. And a sizeable chunk of subs will go.
Moreover - some botting is done on hacked accounts, 90% of the time, it's not their fault they got hacked, do you ban them?
Personally, bots don't bother me. Idiots bother me.
Last edited by willtron; 2013-01-21 at 03:15 PM.
Behold the pale horse.
Last month I was at a lvl 80 Warsong gulch and from my entire team I was the only one who wasnt a bot...same for the Ally team 9 bots 1 player.
I'll admit bots have been around for a while, but it is just me or is it WORSE THAN EVER recently?
I have just come back to WoW after a 2month break, going to isle of conquest for the call to arms was a flabbergasting experience.
I kid you not, 33 bots in one game, and this was about 9pm. Oh, and that was only horde players, god knows how many alliance bots there were. WHAT THE HELL? are blizzard even trying anymore? I'm not usually one to complain about stuff because I've always thought Blizzard try their best to stamp out this stuff, but I have never seen that many bots in one game, and it was almost as bad as that every match prior and after I did that night as well. What has changed? I reported as many as I could but if I sat there and reported them all i'd be there all day.
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low level battlegrounds are really bad on both factions, not so bad at 90. a lot of people bot the bgs for easy xp i think. i did an isle of conquest a few weeks back and my entire team on horde, except like 5 of us. were moving around in one massive group, all following exact same path circling around the map
It pretty much shows why there are so many bots now.
People still have faith and say "Blizzard takes care of these problems" yeah then i have to say that those 3 hours were pretty much well deserved. Its much harder trying to permanent yourself to break the addiction than breaking the addiction without trying to play that game.
I mean usually i keep this for myself but man, i think i didnt even get banned for hacking this game. I dont remember what it said but the ban reason made me confused. I didnt care much anymore, i just gave up.
Maybe i shouldnt say around three months, maybe around 100 days sounds more dramatic.
Last edited by naturetauren; 2013-01-21 at 04:33 PM.
Where/how did you get this 35% figure for BGs?
In my personal experience most of the time random BGs are filled with legitimate players, seems like you had a bad experience and terrible luck.
BTW blizzard does actively work against bots, thing is, considering how big the player base is they need to limit their changes to avoid false positives.
I would be seriously pissed if every time I take 30 seconds and afk during a BG or dungeon I would get disconnected and flagged as a cheater. Or whenever my game glitches and I would have to call support to unlock my account, or if a few idiots disagree with you in a public channel and report you would cause and automated ban. Convenience comes with a price, I don't like bots anymore than you do, but they don't really affect my gaming experience that BAD that I get emotionally invested on it.
I know it can be frustrating, in my realm there's a guy that automates re-listing EVERYTHING in the AH. Is he botting? of course he is, all I can do is report him and wait until Blizzard gets enough reports and info to take action, it's not the first guy that has appeared in the realm and does his this (there have been legitimate AH barons, this guy is botting) and eventually everyone gets the punishment they deserve.
Bots don't bother me. They are free HKs, fill the AH with cheap mats, and in BGs they are better than the lower ~33% of the population
The only thing remotely efficient fighting bots is hiring additional staff to do it which blizzard is not willing to do.
makes me sick it's like i'm perpetually stuck with cawadooddy all matches are tdm there is no such thing as an objective kids in bg's. I stopped caring about pvp since that audience has dominated the population of pvp in wow. hell i've even entertained the idea of botting just so i don't have to deal with those retards.
Last edited by naturetauren; 2013-01-21 at 07:53 PM.
Yes? In a vast majority of the cases, its the user's own fault for getting hacked. There should be a price tag on having your account hacked.Moreover - some botting is done on hacked accounts, 90% of the time, it's not their fault they got hacked, do you ban them?
Bots have been stopped multiple times, but bot programmers - within days - figure out how they were stopped, and make it so they arent stopped.
I understand the hate for bots, i myself hate them, but to be honest, i dont pvp, i dont farm, i dont play the AH, i just raid and make ends meat off selling off extra flask procs etc........ so they dont bother me.
But with whats said above, i dont see why Blizzard should invest so much time and money trying to stop the programs (and just ban accounts)when they can invest it in making MY experience better with higher detailed encounter design and character balancing.
Maybe im just being selfish