I don’t really see a benefit in allowing the trend in this discussion to continue so I’m going to go ahead and close it down. The correct responses were offered up in the beginning of this thread but I’ll touch on them:
- If you believe you’ve encountered players that are cheating, please use the in-game tools provided to report them. This not only flags them for review but provides location information to the game teams. Both allow for trend monitoring (trend of the account being reported and of the locations in-game).
- Bot reports do not result in immediate action. Often they are collected, investigated, and broken before a wave of account closures is issued.
The botting industry is sophisticated and constantly evolving with the financial backing of players who purchase gold from them. So while we may identify a specific bot and take action, they are fairly quick to create updates and then the fight starts over again.
One sure way to combat them? Stop making it profitable. If you see players talking about buying gold, discourage them from doing it. They’re funding botters, and telling the developers of these cheats that there is a market in your communities.
So please continue to report them using the in-game reporting tools. And feel free to forward information to Hacks@Blizzard.com if you find something that might be helpful.