An important thing to keep in mind is that we don't make public announcements every time we action players for cheating, and the reason for this is that we are constantly removing this kind of exploitative behavior from the game -- on a weekly basis, sometimes even on daily basis. Public announcements would become tedious if we decided to make one every single time we banned someone for using a bot, a hack, or some other kind of cheat. Instead, we usually will post something whenever we issue a big wave, or whenever we feel like we need to remind players that exploitative behavior is not okay and can lead to a permanent ban from Diablo III.
It's something we take very seriously, though.
It's too late. This game is terminally ill because of the botters !!!!
I do not know anything about how botters work and if it's even theoretically possible to stop them, but what I do know is that whatever Blizzard has done to stop botting has been a miserable failure
I have been looking to upgrade my weapon,a WD ceremonial knife. I have 30 million gold and had been using that as my max limit. Well I have been searching for months and could not find anything even close to what I have. Today I learned why. I paid 2 Mil on the GAH for my present knife (a definite "steal"/bargain I admit) Today I forgot to set a max price and because I forgot to do that I learned that a comparable knife is today selling for 1.5 Billion to 2 Billion . Botters apparently continue to prosper in the D3 environment.
How can a legit player progress in such an environment?