So one of the things that I’ve started to see a fair amount of since the implementation of the new reward system is an increase in cheating in terms of BOTS being used to farm experience for gold. I see it in Ranked and I see it in Battlegrounds.
I just played a match where I was playing against a mage, previously I’ve mainly seen it only warriors. However, this time it was on a Mage. They never play a card, they only use their hero power, and the bot ends the round at the end of the turn. The bot will hover hover a card, much like when someone is trying to decide which card to play, however, a card is never played, only the hero power is ever used.
Now when this happens in battlegrounds, I don’t care because I’m not forced to sit there an wait, the round last for the duration of the battle and that’s it. However, when I’m in a ranked match, it’s very unpleasant having to wait 1 min and 16 seconds each turn. It really isn’t fair to players who actually play without cheats. When my total time is just over 3 minutes in match that lasted 13 mins because someone is farming experience using a bot, it sure does take the fun out of the match. Sure I won, but I also had to wait almost 10 mins of unnecessary time because a player has decided to cheat.
And that is one of the biggest issues I have with the new system. But here’s the link to the match.