On my server, rare materials such as Black Lotus sell for so cheap there is no point in farming them anymore (50g). Bots and teleport hackers have officially ruined this game. Black Lotus used to go for 100-140g a piece. That would mean a player would theoretically need 8-10 black lotus to afford their epic mount (I know there are better ways to make gold, I’m using this as an example). Now a player would need 20+. This is completely unacceptable. Professions are becoming as useless as they are in retail due to cheaters.
Stop with these 6 month bans. If someone gets banned for botting, make it permanent again. If you find out a business is running bots to gold farm, take the websites down and/or take them to court like you did with the creators of Glider. If you can do that with private servers, you can do it for gold farmers and botters. Remember when people were terrified to use bots due to ban waves (remember the glider ban?). Now people don’t seem to care.