As long as there are tedious grinds in game (in every game that is) in order to get to play the good stuff there will always be botting.
I personally never cared enough to bot.
I botted before and I came back to botting now. I bot 8 hours per day (2x 4hours) for materials and I sell gold on market for real money. Yeah fuck me, I'm poor without job on welfare and this is my additional income I get for food and stuff I need. Without that I couldn't even afford to play any game and to have internet connection paid. So don't blame me. I see that like a side kind of a job.
With botting I also NEVER NEVER NEVER post shit I gather on AH to dump prices. I craft and DE and sell enchanting material or just sell rings and amulets to vendor. This way I get less gold, but it is steady income and I don't make much impact on economy. I also NEVER bot in BG's as I hate PvP and I don't want to ruin it for others.
I will never stop botting until I will have stable income of money so I can live normally.
Used a AV bot once in tbc, not so proud of that. Then fishing bots I have used a few times, not really that against them aslong they are used with moderation, if you are selling shit. People that clog ah with their fish so other don't even stand a chance is no no, but i remember in tbc I was like only that even put up fish on the ah. I maybe just trying to justify my botting with that, I don't really know.
No, I have never used one or can see why I would, ever. Paying for a game to only have a program play it for me stands almost as high as buying in-game gold with real money, and complaining about questing in a role-playing game/complaining that you have to learn complex combos in a fighting game/etc, as far as activities that leave me perplexed in games is concerned.
no. never. i hate all you botting cunts !!!!
........THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL !!!!!
Never have, probably never will. All of my 3 still playing irl friends bot though (all use hb).
Yes I have. At the end of cataclysm, I got really tired of the botting in BG's so I joined the bot-army. (If you can't defeat them, join them).
I think it's horrible shit to farm that pvp gear in order to play competetively in PvP. Especially when you were basically fighting with computers 95% of the time.
So yes I botted, got a lot of gear and I don't regret it at all.
I also still use the bot to mill/prospect 500000 stacks of ore, because that is something that I couldn't be arsed. To click Infinitely. No regrets for this either.
I would to level fishing and archeology if I could get away with it using a bot but that is about it ...and only because it would not effect anyone else .
Im not a cheater, so no..
yes but never on my main account
Yes. During vanilla when leveling was boring and slow. These days it's way faster and easier, so it's more fun to level legit. However, everytime I have to level fishing, I use a bot to do it. I don't even understand why it's a profession. <.< Feels more like a punishment.
In the beginning of cata I used to for a little bit to farm. However I'd be sitting at my computer watching it + talking to people. After hours of farming my wrists would be sore so I just let it circle and I watched it. :S
Oh I forgot to add that I wrote my own bot for crafting/milling/prospecting Undetectable for blizzard!
Nope, I know a friend who used honorbuddy though.