We see the bots. We see the gold farmers. You can try to tell us how many octodecillion accounts you ban on a daily basis. We’re not buying it.
Anyone can do a /who on zones like dire maul or stratholme and tell exactly what’s going on. You can’t tell me that the hundreds of arcane crystals on auction houses under 25g apiece are being farmed legitimately by Dsfjqnfdf the unguilded hunter who is in Dire Maul at all hours around the clock.
We aren’t stupid. We can see what’s going on. You either don’t have the staff to police these issues or you just flat out don’t care. Don’t have “community managers” come to this forum with prepared snide comments trying to tell us that you’re fixing the game. Fire them and hire real staff who actually do something to combat the issue. The game’s economy is absolutely smashed and the complete lack of effort that we see right now tells us that classic TBC/etc aren’t going to be any better.
Unless you’re willing to do the bare minimum to keep these bots and teleport farmers in check, you might as well sell the gold yourself on battlenet and make some extra money in the process. It’s not like the people who buy it care who sells it.