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We're looking at a short video of a botter showing off a setup running 384 bots.

While we do not endorse botting in any way, we thought this one was particularly interesting to share with the community.

It's a short video where a Season of Discovery botter shows his setup, running a whopping 384 instances of bots! From the video it's not really clear whether it's a single person or a group.

Still, the person (or group) shells out roughly $5K to Blizzard every month just in subscription fees! Hopefully, the banhammer will strike soon! Here's the video.

 

A shoutout to Reddit's TradeBotUser who found the video in some Discord.

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Doesn't matter if they spend $5k or not....takes the fun out of Classic where people look into professions and learn to build/save gold.  Not to mention if they bots are taking over select areas where people can not complete quests/objectives or farm for resources.

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The quote 'A whole other level' seems a bit ignorant as to what is actually normal for botters when the reward supersedes the cost.

Botting profits both Blizzard and the botters due to the banning of an account not being detrimental enough for a botters' profit to be dissuaded from using '384' bots / $5,000 per month, therefore it will always exist so long as people buy gold / boosts

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Pretty much shows that even Blizzard don't follow their own TOS rules.

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42 minutes ago, MeMy10 said:

Pretty much shows that even Blizzard don't follow their own TOS rules.

By the time botters get suspended, they will have collected enough money/gold to just buy new accounts and start over; it's a vicious circle.

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Nevertheless, the software and hardware needed to run and monitor several hundreds of accounts simultaneously is really impressive!

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The botters don't actually spend that kind of money, at least not per month. They only need to purchase one month and after that they just get wow tokens and play for free. Some of these accounts will last over 6 months due to ban waves. This has been going on since the game launched, so I don't see Blizzard doing anything to permanently fix this. I'm sure they make a good amount of money from these bots, even if it's just for the first month of subscription.

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7 hours ago, Hyzar said:

The botters don't actually spend that kind of money, at least not per month. They only need to purchase one month and after that they just get wow tokens and play for free. Some of these accounts will last over 6 months due to ban waves. This has been going on since the game launched, so I don't see Blizzard doing anything to permanently fix this. I'm sure they make a good amount of money from these bots, even if it's just for the first month of subscription.

Not just the first month, because they're buying tokens that are generated through other players cash.

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On 1/5/2024 at 1:00 AM, SidonisAntares said:

Not just the first month, because they're buying tokens that are generated through other players cash.

That doesn't oppose anything I said, them buying tokens doesn't mean they spend any money. Blizzard still gets the money, but tokens will sell nevertheless. In the end they spend close to 0$ and gain massive amounts of money, which is something that should be prevented. Just because Blizzard gets money in the end due to tokens doesn't make it okay.

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On 1/4/2024 at 2:45 AM, angrychicken said:

I'm more mad at Blizzard for letting this happen, then I am against the bots

i mean... they cant really stop it? ppl who say "x company is bad/lazy bc they have so many bots" dont know wat goes into stopping them, theres massive steps that goes into banning bots and making sure they spend as much time as possible trying to get back into the game, and sure, they could 100% stop all bots but not without ruining other aspects of the game, in the end, u cant get rid of bots in a live service game like wow, there will always be bots, be it on a massive or small scale

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On 1/5/2024 at 8:56 PM, Hyzar said:

That doesn't oppose anything I said, them buying tokens doesn't mean they spend any money. Blizzard still gets the money, but tokens will sell nevertheless. In the end they spend close to 0$ and gain massive amounts of money, which is something that should be prevented. Just because Blizzard gets money in the end due to tokens doesn't make it okay.

That's what I was attempting to convey, that Blizzard's profit from the bots goes beyond just the first month, since Blizzard is making money off of the tokens generated through player cash that the bots turn around and use botted gold to purchase.

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