It wasn’t just bots hitting the 30/day cap.
Quite a few players have been having issues with it as well.
Heck the change alone has dropped my play time by a lot because I have avoided instances more to prevent a lockout on raid night, to make sure I have resets to help guildies doing attunement on their alts., To farm NR gear for AQ, exc.
The lockout has made me hesitant to help low level alts in my guild, it’s made me hesitant to run my own alts in an instance.
This change sucks, but you want to know the absolute worst part of it? It was clearly not thought through or tested.
They added 0 form of tracking for players
It’s easily bypassed by botters with more accounts and realm hopping which has the “benefit” of inflating blizzards subscription numbers.
Because bots now want to use more accounts their creditcard theft and stolen account scams will go up (about 4 hours after the change I got a whisper from “blizzard” (lvl 1 scam) trying to get me to visit a website for preventing actions from being taken against my account. Idk if it was just luck, but I had not received a phishing scam like that from an in game whisper before the change. But shortly after the change I got one…
The change has one actual benefit for blizzard vs bots, it reduces the number of instance logs for then to review per account to server. That’s it. This means blizzard chose the change that would result in then needing less manpower to deal with it in the cheapest way possible.
It would be like there being a law that each car can only drive 20 miles per day to reduce the wear and tear on the roads, instead of investing more into the care of the roads they inconvenience a good number of people just so they don’t have to pay more for fixing the roads…