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I don't speak of the word that much. Botting. There, I said it. It's part of every AH'ers daily ritual, whether you know it or not.
Say you are in the glyph market. And there is that cat that always undercuts you, seconds after you post. Hmmm.....Could be a bot.
You are picking a few herbs of Whiptail in Uldum. That DK next to you that took your node? Hmmmm....Could be a bot.
That fellow selling 400 stacks of Obsidium Ore on the AH.....every day? Hmmm....Probably a bot.
And that Priest in the battlegrounds you though just sucked....Hmmmm...As a player, yes. But Hmmm......Probably just a bot.
*I would like to say that I do not promote or demote folks that use bots. I am just venting my opinion of what's going on. Hate it or love it, keep reading, as this will affect everyone.....whether we like it or not.
Pirox, which has been around for many years (god forbid I tried it, and got a banstick early on in my WoW career, so I can speak from experience), has recently reached a settlement with Blizzard .
How does this affect you?
Well, if you are a botter, you are either going to kill off your WoW accounts, switch to another "buddy" bot program (which they are promoting on their website), or go till you get caught.
If you are a "legit" AH'er, then it can have a huge impact on prices of Ore and Herbs, which snowball into other profs. When "farming" professions take a hit, so do the prices of everything else...
- Those glyphs you are used to crafting? Yup. Price goes up.
- Those Belt Buckles? Sure, the price is affected
- Don't even get me started on Potions and Elixers...Main ingredient there...
- What about the shuffle? Prospecting for gems, crafting, D/E'ing?
- No shuffle = Higher prices on Enchants.
See what I am saying? Big Trouble in Little China (no pun intended).
It's kinda like a pizza joint going out of business in your town. You are used to having a 'works' pie with the family or with your buds on Friday night. The pizza joint you are used to ordering from shuts down. Do you give up Fridays for that? You might. Or, you will just get your 'zza elsewhere.
The same with Bots in WoW. No, PiroxBots isn't the only one. There are many others out there. But it seems that Blizzard is taking a different approach on them. Instead of having massive banwaves that cost them countless amounts of dollars, it seems they are working with some major botting companies and offering them $$ to shutdown.
Hmm. Maybe I am in the wrong line of work....
Coming soon to an AH near you.....Altox?!
Long story short, this can have a double impact. Sales driving the mats prices, less mats on the AH, demand drives prices higher (on low population "bot servers"). Or the flip of the coin, on highly populated servers, multiple "brands" of bots running, driving sales even lower.
Whatcha gonna do?
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