Blizzard just posted about actions taken against cheaters in World of Warcraft and I am glad to see them being caught. However I am not sure what we can expect to happen next. Kaivax said in their post that they were “working on further improvements to every part of the game that might address cheating issues more swiftly and completely.” What these improvements are remains to be seen, but if we are looking at something of the same nature as the 30 instance cap, we’re headed into a dark future were players are being sacrificed in a futile effort to combat the botters.
Now I would imagine that all the pro botters have already set up new accounts and are lvling up their new bot characters as most of us sleep. How can we efficiently target and get rid of them? Banwaves won’t work as they happen too seldom. By the time one is being issued the cheaters have already made enough profit for it to be worth it and just repeat the cycle. They probably even have legitimate accounts were they store most of their gold and items, so if their farming bot gets permanently banned they haven’t really lost anything except for their lvl 60 characters and some gold and items they are currently in possession of.