Quote from Bagstone
I play a game because I enjoy it. If I don't like the game or don't have time (like right now before Christmas) I don't play.
A bot is the equivalent of a cheat: without my own personal effort I will get more items/money/paragon. If I discover after a few hours that my bot has found an awesome Echoing Fury, I would be mad that my bot has found it and I missed the moment when it dropped and my heartbeat stopped for a second. It'd be nice for a few days to have the nice gear that my bot allowed me to get, but in the end it is the definite way to dislike D3, as the character isn't "yours" anymore and there's no incentive for you to play it yourself, because your bot will be more efficient and become a necessary evil in order to maintain the fun level for you.
I agree, a bot is ofcourse a cheat. And I also agree in the part where you describe perfectly about finding legendaries and the feeling when you identify it. But again, if you try to think as a botter, as a tired player of the game.
Don't you think they would think like "Fuck it, I will just bot untill I get good gear thats what matters in this game anyway, I dont care if it takes 2000 or 3000 bot hours". I think that botters think something like that? Even if they don't get this "feeling" we're talking about, they get the gear they want. And they can compete with the best players in PVP later when its released. Would you really care if the "character wasnt even yours" if it had TOP gear/level?
For me, it's a hard choice if I'm going to be completely honest. I mean, I am/was(right now is a moment when I play more rarely than usually) playing this game to upgrade my gear, since I was pretty much killing everything anyway the only thing left for me is to upgrade my gear to get better simply. I think I never found any piece of armor that would replace the gear I was using by the time I found it. And if someone would offer me a character on level 100 with SICK gear, I would atleast start thinking for a second. Is this what I want? Is this what I'm struggling for anyway?
Quote from TehAdi
haha, good jokeIf you bot, you risk getting perma banned.
Its D3, you don't risk anything because if you get banned it will be in about 3-4 months so you will get the money you want. trust me.
What do you mean by this reply? Could you clearify please? "get the money you want?" Do you mean that a botter gets money by selling on rmah or what?
Thanks for the answers so far guys