Without getting into the moral aspect of why botting is bad and against the rules (yes, I realize it gives unfair advantage and all the rest) my unpopular opinion this week is that as a gold making goblin – I really miss bots. The ones in specific I’m talking about are the spirits of harmony bots that used to hang out in droves on the isle of thunder, doing their rotations day in and day out.
In BFA I bought thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of Spirits of Harmony for pennies. Bots provided such a surplus on my low population server that it was amazing for anyone who wanted to buy them – but pretty crummy for anyone who was trying to compete which of course is just one reason as to why they’re not actually good to have around. Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying here.
I hear people complaining about bots all of the time, on reddit, discord, the official forums. Honestly the only issue I have run into is when the bots are interrupting active gameplay (ie: they’re where players are questing) – aside from that, I have always been really glad for the lower prices. That’s probably also because until Shadowlands I did very little (if any) actual farming. I realize for players who enjoy harvesting, bots are dirty beings ruining the economy for all. I also realize that supply and demand is completely out of sorts on a lot of servers (especially lower population servers) and there is not nearly enough supply to meet demand in a lot of cases (especially when it comes to older materials). So while yes, I understand the evils they represent and I am not saying they should be allowed to roam Azeroth freely – I’m simply saying that there are certainly instances where I have missed them from time to time, and the deliciously low prices they brought with them.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!