Diablo® III

Bots do not make Blizzard money

I see this comment in every bot thread. "Blizzard wont stop bots cuz RMAH HURRRR".

Bots do not increase the amount of real money that players have or are willing to spend. Bots simply increase the supply of items and gold, which speeds up the depreciation of items and gold.

People do not magically start spending more money because of bots. Bots saturate the market, prices drop, everyone progresses through the game faster, botters make money, non-botters make much less money. If anything botters force Blizzard to put out end game content more frequently to keep people playing.
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you logically just proved that blizzard makes more money due to botters activities. since there are more items to purchase, then people are more likely to purchase gold to buy things, and more like to buy things period... making blizzard money. think it through bro!
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Umm.. did you even bother to re-read what you posted?

- Bots farm a lot of gold
- Gold gets sold on RMAH which gives the person controlling the bots profit
- The more gold that gets pumped into the economy, the more worthless it becomes
- Because it's relatively cheap to buy say 100m gold, items are inflated to reflect that
- That item that was 25 million before, is now 250 million because of it
- Your average joe does not have and probably will never get that amount of money
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OP, you are WRONG. +1 to previous comments, plus blizzard makes more money from banning all those license keys and people go buy mad diablo 3 cd keys to continue the botting, more money for blizzard.
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Hey, you know for a bot to operate, they need an account? So buying a Diablo 3 account costs $60? HURRRRRRRRR??
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Contrary OP-they make Blizz more money by forcing them to buy new accounts after every ban wave...They keep the ban waves to a minimum giving them the opportunity to make some $$ before each wave ensuring botting remains profitable for both Bots & Bliz...Win win for everyone except...well us.
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More items and gold does not equal more real life money. More items and gold = decrease in item and gold value. Thats it. It doesnt increase purchase activity.

They do have to purchase more game keys when if theyre banned so that is a valid point.
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More items and gold does not equal more real life money. More items and gold = decrease in item and gold value. Thats it. It doesnt increase purchase activity.

They do have to purchase more game keys when if theyre banned so that is a valid point.


When the game first came out do you remember how ridiculous gold prices were? $30/mil? Maybe more? Anyways, the point is, the more supply, the cheaper the goods. Most people aren't going to spend $30/mil on gold, so when it's like .40/mil now... there will be more purchases.
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More items and gold does not equal more real life money. More items and gold = decrease in item and gold value. Thats it. It doesnt increase purchase activity.

They do have to purchase more game keys when if theyre banned so that is a valid point.


When the game first came out do you remember how ridiculous gold prices were? $30/mil? Maybe more? Anyways, the point is, the more supply, the cheaper the goods. Most people aren't going to spend $30/mil on gold, so when it's like .40/mil now... there will be more purchases.


Nobody is going to spend $30/mil because items are also increasing in supply and decreasing in value. Botters significantly increase the supply rate of goods. They cant increase the amount of real money players are willing to spend though.
Edited by LordSandwich#1429 on 11/19/2012 5:14 PM PST
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Technically, Blizzard could make more money if they ban all the bots that sell gold.

The reason is simple: Blizzard can "make" as much money as they need and be the only gold seller if they wanted to.

Instead of getting 15% of all gold sales, they'd get 100% of all gold sales, since everyone who wants to buy gold, will have to buy it ONLY and DIRECTLY from Blizzard.

I think this would be quite easy for Blizzard to do and regulate.

The only way someone could get money from the game is by purely farming and selling the items for gold that they would then transfer to themselves to their paypal account.

A player will not be permitted to sell gold. They'd only be permitted to sell items and retrieve the gold from the sale.

So in the end, Blizzard has the upper hand and are the ultimate decider on how the economy works.
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Bots corner the market and raise the price.

Gold and items.

Simple economics.

Blizzard sees a cut of whatever sells. Doesn't matter if it's gold or items.
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RMAH provides a safe and convenient environment for bots to sell gold and items. Blizzard effectively eliminated the need for botters and players alike to use third-party websites to sell gold and items.
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Technically, Blizzard could make more money if they ban all the bots that sell gold.

The reason is simple: Blizzard can "make" as much money as they need and be the only gold seller if they wanted to.

Instead of getting 15% of all gold sales, they'd get 100% of all gold sales, since everyone who wants to buy gold, will have to buy it ONLY and DIRECTLY from Blizzard.

I think this would be quite easy for Blizzard to do and regulate.

The only way someone could get money from the game is by purely farming and selling the items for gold that they would then transfer to themselves to their paypal account.

A player will not be permitted to sell gold. They'd only be permitted to sell items and retrieve the gold from the sale.

So in the end, Blizzard has the upper hand and are the ultimate decider on how the economy works.


The problem with this is that Blizzard claims virtual property of anything in-game, so there may be additional legal loopholes involved in Blizzard selling gold/items directly to players through the RMAH.

However, there is absolutely nothing to prove whether or not they are already doing this anonymously.
Edited by theodore#1898 on 11/19/2012 6:02 PM PST
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I don't disagree, but there will be cheap items on the auction house regardless of bots. If there were no bots the quality of those $2.00 items would simply go down.
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You guys need to stop with your tin foil hattery. Blizzard could easily just increase the gold drop rate and item drop rate (again) if they really wanted to if they thought it would stimulate rmah purchases.

All botting does is make something that was going to happen eventually happen faster.
Edited by Monsta#1979 on 11/19/2012 7:53 PM PST
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Contrary OP-they make Blizz more money by forcing them to buy new accounts after every ban wave...They keep the ban waves to a minimum giving them the opportunity to make some $$ before each wave ensuring botting remains profitable for both Bots & Bliz...Win win for everyone except...well us.

This is the only way Blizzard makes money off bots, the rest of the arguments are just idiots being idiots.

A $50 item is going to be a $50 item regardless of whether gold is $200/million or 2 cents/million. All the botters do is change the ratio of gold to real money.

Also, while some gold gets traded on the RMAH, a LOT gets traded on 3rd party sites (you know, the spam you get from blizzard01 every 5 minutes). Blizzard gets no cut of this.
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