This is getting pretty frustrating.
So, I’m a warlock, trying to work towards by BiS pre-raid as I approach 60. I really love Classic, and never got to experience it when it was live. I started with TBC. Back then, gold farming bots were a big problem; they always have been. This is still true today.
So, I’m over in Azshara last night and there’s a Troll hunter… moving, attacking very strangely. Robotic. So, I banish one of his mobs. No reaction, just auto attacks. I fear the mobs, I snipe them from him on purpose- he continues in his circle farming the demons that I’m trying to farm for felcloth, so I can make my robes of the void at 60. I’m almost maxed out on tailoring.
This was, and is, obviously a bot. I keep doing this until a real person gets behind the keyboard.
‘no doing’ he types out, in completely broken English.
I reported the account last night at around 1AM EST. I came back just now and he’s STILL HERE. SINCE LAST NIGHT at 1AM. That’s more than 12 hours later! How has this account NOT been banned? How is an account that’s logged into the same zone for 12 hours, clearly not controlled by a player, breaking ToS and making things bad for the rest of us, allowed to continue? Look, if it was other human competition that’s different; but botting is disgusting.
I’ve been home sick for a week and trying to hit 60, it would be nice to just be able to chill out and grind and listen to a podcast or an album without worrying about botting gold farmers!