Diablo® III

Botting does affect my gameplay

The game is much better than it was after launch, ive had a few games over last two days, and it was pretty fun.

I want to start playing seriously again but the botting is so rampart and unpunished that I figure what's the point...

Im just doing something thousands of bots can and are doing better. It's really a waste of time to play the game "manually"...
Edited by Esquilax#1136 on 11/19/2012 6:10 PM PST
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What exactly does a bot do to affect your game play experience?
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11/19/2012 05:54 PMPosted by Yura
What exactly does a bot do to affect your game play experience?


Because while I am playing the game my thoughts in my mind are going like this:

"Why am I doing this"
"There are robots able to play longer hours and find more things than me"
"This is pointless"
"It's not a level playing field, I can't ever catch up to them"
"I can never hope to have the powerful gear of a botter"
"what's the point of me gaining a paragon level, a botter just gained ten while he was asleep"
"Im never gonna be able to compete in Arena... I don't have access to unlimited funds like a botter"
"This is a waste of time"

I don't know about you, but that stuff constantly running through my mind destroys any actual fun that I am having experiencing in the game.

Also just thinking about the symbiotic relationship between botters and Blizzard via the use of RMAH is sickening to me.
Edited by Esquilax#1136 on 11/19/2012 6:09 PM PST
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^

Just makes you feel like a sucker when you put so many hours to progress and your still miles behind someone who hasnt actually played a minute.
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@OP

Nope botters arent an "issue" in diablo 3 they are banned very often.

You should work on your attitude tho, be more positive and ignore those thoughts;p
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Really this is whats wrong with the gaming world. Everyone is so caught up on what others are doing that they can't enjoy things for themselves. So what if people have better gear. So what if there are botters around. So what if there is an auction house. TBH botters help people who do not play much get geared because it drives prices down. Now I think botters should be punished because it is clearly stated in blizzard policy it will not be tolerated but christ give humans credit. We are freaking smart and people will always find a way to cheat the system. Thats been happening since man can remember.

Play and enjoy the game and if you don't then leave. Nobody is making anyone play any game. One of the driving longevity factors of D2 was the community of players spent their time making up bulds and using gear to create the different and fun stuff. Who gives a crap if one class kills as fast as others.

I was a barb, played one on two accounts, but not as the WW build. I am one of the original throw barbs and let me tell ya I have got plenty of gear and gold just playing the game. Now that I have had my barb fill Im doing Zero cooldown zombie dogs Witch Doctor, not because its the "fastest" but because its fun. Yea this game isnt perfect and yea the blizzard team makes some rather poor choices but still I can enjoy playing a loot game with friends.

If you do nto like this game, stop being a Sheeple and leave.
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You can easily tell when someone is botting. I let my team know and we just boot them.
Edited by SiCkXecutor#1110 on 11/19/2012 6:32 PM PST
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Really this is whats wrong with the gaming world. Everyone is so caught up on what others are doing that they can't enjoy things for themselves. So what if people have better gear. So what if there are botters around. So what if there is an auction house. TBH botters help people who do not play much get geared because it drives prices down. Now I think botters should be punished because it is clearly stated in blizzard policy it will not be tolerated but christ give humans credit. We are freaking smart and people will always find a way to cheat the system. Thats been happening since man can remember.

Play and enjoy the game and if you don't then leave. Nobody is making anyone play any game. One of the driving longevity factors of D2 was the community of players spent their time making up bulds and using gear to create the different and fun stuff. Who gives a crap if one class kills as fast as others.

I was a barb, played one on two accounts, but not as the WW build. I am one of the original throw barbs and let me tell ya I have got plenty of gear and gold just playing the game. Now that I have had my barb fill Im doing Zero cooldown zombie dogs Witch Doctor, not because its the "fastest" but because its fun. Yea this game isnt perfect and yea the blizzard team makes some rather poor choices but still I can enjoy playing a loot game with friends.

If you do nto like this game, stop being a Sheeple and leave.


you dont understand and you pass it off as the problem with gaming.

please stop making naive and ignorant statements about how botting doesn't affect others and therefore people should stop caring.
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Really this is whats wrong with the gaming world. Everyone is so caught up on what others are doing that they can't enjoy things for themselves. So what if people have better gear. So what if there are botters around. So what if there is an auction house. TBH botters help people who do not play much get geared because it drives prices down. Now I think botters should be punished because it is clearly stated in blizzard policy it will not be tolerated but christ give humans credit. We are freaking smart and people will always find a way to cheat the system. Thats been happening since man can remember.

Play and enjoy the game and if you don't then leave. Nobody is making anyone play any game. One of the driving longevity factors of D2 was the community of players spent their time making up bulds and using gear to create the different and fun stuff. Who gives a crap if one class kills as fast as others.

I was a barb, played one on two accounts, but not as the WW build. I am one of the original throw barbs and let me tell ya I have got plenty of gear and gold just playing the game. Now that I have had my barb fill Im doing Zero cooldown zombie dogs Witch Doctor, not because its the "fastest" but because its fun. Yea this game isnt perfect and yea the blizzard team makes some rather poor choices but still I can enjoy playing a loot game with friends.

If you do nto like this game, stop being a Sheeple and leave.


you dont understand and you pass it off as the problem with gaming.

please stop making naive and ignorant statements about how botting doesn't affect others and therefore people should stop caring.


Wow someone needs to learn how to read. I said that botters drive prices down. Unless my Engrish is off that means it affects things. How does it affect you directly? Please enlighten me.
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11/19/2012 05:54 PMPosted by Yura
What exactly does a bot do to affect your game play experience?


Drives the prices up on items by inflating billions of gold into the economy. All the unlucky people who find squat it affects because they now will definitely not be able to afford any items.
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If you put in the time, the gear will be there. Here is a little secrete MF matters. you want gear get some magic find.
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I've caught multiple players botting.
I've been able to report 0 players botting.
Those players are probably still botting.

Botting was (is?) an issue in WoW, and Blizzard actively supports WoW. Diablo 3 is not supported beyond automated detection as far as I understand it, so I suspect botting is far more rampant.
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^

Just makes you feel like a sucker when you put so many hours to progress and your still miles behind someone who hasnt actually played a minute.


This is another issue in itself. The idea of progression in a loot based ARPG is beyond me. Its like if peopel arent doing all the content in a game then its the end of the world. Not everyone is going to be on the same page in a RANDOM loot based game. Just like every person who goes to a casino doesnt make money. MMO's have warped peoples minds with this idea of "End Game". Not every game that is made needs an End Game. Diablo 2 survived over 12 years not having this unicorn people call "End Game".
Edited by Fatbabydyer#1175 on 11/19/2012 6:52 PM PST
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11/19/2012 06:27 PMPosted by Fatbabydyer
TBH botters help people who do not play much get geared because it drives prices down.


Botters drive prices up by decreasing the value of gold. Dupers are the ones driving the prices down. Think before you post anything in the future.

Botting effects every player because this game forces you to be online unlike D2. Every player relies on AH to sell their items so any inflation caused by botters will thus effect every player.
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TBH botters help people who do not play much get geared because it drives prices down.


Botters drive prices up by decreasing the value of gold. Dupers are the ones driving the prices down. Think before you post anything in the future.

Botting effects every player because this game forces you to be online unlike D2. Every player relies on AH to sell their items so any inflation caused by botters will thus effect every player.


Alright, show me the numbers. Give an analysis on how the botters are destroying other players experience. The longer the game is out the better the gear will be that is found. The better the gear the less gear is worth. This is inevitable. Im not buying that people cant get geared.

Show us these Dupers, where are they? Who are they? Got proof then post it.
Edited by Fatbabydyer#1175 on 11/19/2012 7:04 PM PST
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11/19/2012 07:02 PMPosted by Fatbabydyer


Botters drive prices up by decreasing the value of gold. Dupers are the ones driving the prices down. Think before you post anything in the future.

Botting effects every player because this game forces you to be online unlike D2. Every player relies on AH to sell their items so any inflation caused by botters will thus effect every player.


Alright, show me the numbers. Give an analysis on how the botters are destroying other players experience. The longer the game is out the better the gear will be that is found. The better the gear the less gear is worth. This is inevitable. Im not buying that people cant get geared.

Show us these Dupers, where are they? Who are they? Got proof then post it.


I could name a lot of games ruined by bots and statistics of sales before vs after bots, but i feel that you are not mature enough to handle any facts especially when you can easily find the answers online.
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