11/22/2011 08:04 AMBeing an alliance toon, bots probably are great for your economy considering there were 5 alli bots compared to the 1 horde bot in the vid.
Posted by Linkra
Even so, its helping you too, because if there weren't as many materials out on the auction house circulating, prices would be stupidly expensive. There are more alliance bots because alliance has a higher pop on this server.
11/22/2011 08:04 AMand (more importantly) when someone actually goes out in the game to gather resources that they need, it takes them an absurd amount of time for the items to be gathered.
Posted by Linkra
Yes, but i don't see how that's bad. So what? more competition while you're spending your time you chose to farm? You know that the more people in a zone collecting nodes, the faster they re-spawn? Or do you wish that you could sell your stack of elementium it took you 10 mins to get would sell for 500 gold a stack?
Bots also effect the economy in a negative way because the people using them are generally NOT purchasing other items from the AH. They're simply posting raw materials and keeping the gold, as opposed to what most of us generally tend to do.
Lolwhat? First off, you can't possibly know this at all unless you've done it first hand. I'd imagine the vast majority of botters are botting gold for a reason (Professions, gearing alts, buying w.e the hell they want) which makes your statement (which isn't based on anything really, if it is please show me wrong.) false. I see no reason why anyone in their right mind would gather a ton of gold and let it sit there, just to look at the number in his bags.
ON THE OTHER HAND :
there are people who bot for gold to sell to sites on the internet, which that i do not condone at all.