Will anything ever be done? I saw on a third party site, a player requesting a snap of the top of the ladder for “5fg” and then went on to brag and be smitten about botting and being toward the top of the ladder. I am SURE that 90% of the top of the ladder is full of cheaters. Do the rest of us really have to deal with the bots ruining the game for legit players? The guy who made the thread at the 3rd party site pretty much said, get used to it cause it’s part of the game and not going to stop. Is this true? Do we have to deal with bots for the rest of the life of this game? Public bragging about bot use? I’ve heard cheaters even justify it to themselve by calling it a different “style” of playing?
I mean, you can buy a shako for 15fg which is pretty much the equivalent of a few sundry D2 items and is symbolic of these times. This is a major problems for legit players who want to compete in:
c) the game. how (profanity) annoying is it that cheaters dominate the game? IDGACare that some loser is lvl 97 and has 8x shakos that his bot grinded. What a loser for cheating, unfortunately my experience is impacted harshly by other’s cheating. Botting is ok in this game?
NOBODY (AT BLIZZ) APPEARS TO CARE MUCH. I’m tired of cheap words, I want action. It’s been bloody years and you still have people buying new copies of this game. Fix the bloody game and stop “acknowledging it exists, we are working on something” or whatever bs you’ve been spewing. I’m just incredibly skeptical because nothing ever gets done and the product is always compromised.
If you fix the bots, the game will become more popular (since people will have a reason to play. i.e. not competing against a program that never gets bored of grinding, makes human errors, picks up great items in pubs instantly, automatically chickens out when in danger, map hacks, or sleeps). These seem like acceptable advantages? LOL. WAKE UP!
The new economy is cheat or be marginalized and at a much lower power tier. There are no heroes (at Blizz) to protect you from this. Welcome to Bnet, where anything goes and the weak get walked on. I mean, at least the last ~5-6 ladder seasons have had these bots, if Blizz wanted to roll out a solution or a ban stick it could have been done long ago. The message is clear to me, time to look into botting or to accept a game where all items come easily and it’s not worth it to kill Meph more than ~50 times a season since the bots already have the gear for practically free. Also, the bots are the only ones competing on the ladder so don’t worry about that either. In fact, why don’t you just chase a Baal bot around until you hit about lvl 80 and get bored then you can make a new char .
This is not hyperbole, this is the actual jacked up state of this game. AND NOBODY CARES (except for a few people on this forum right here)