I have built bots for many wow-clones (where they are often permissible). I know exactly what a bot is and how they’re created.
A Roomba is a bot. But a person still has to give it a kick when it gets stuck on/under something.
A welding station on an assembly line will feature many bots. People still have to push the buttons. Doesn’t make the bots…not bots.
It’s a shame Blizzard didn’t completely break all AH addons, and designate macro/script lua associated with the AH as being protected, so they can’t be used by players.
I’ve listed loads of stuff over the years, without ever resorting to the use of any addons or shady practices. My only complaint about the AH, so far, has been item-flippers, especially those using “addons” (they really are basically bots) that let you scan the AH in an automated way.
Since the fix, I’ve listed at least 1000 or so items; probably more. No throttling problems at all! The fix feels well tuned to me.
If this latest AH fix is negatively affecting you: GOOD!