Discontinued just realy summed it up nicely.
Blizzard have a long history of keeping an eye on the top players in their games, such as GM's being invisibly present at several world first kills in wow through the years. If the top dogs in D3 has 20+ hours played a day, i'm sure they will be subject to Blizzards close watch aswell.
As for all the rest that uses bots.. Do we realy care about them? I certainly don't - Although i don't realy care at all, since i'm entirely casual, just like the other 99% of the playerbase - i guess..
But if i had to try and see it from your point of view.. I can see that it's a issue that's at least a cause for concern. Blizzard has been banned bots left right and center in their games for a long time, but i suppose they could up the effort at detecting them. Although that technical process is beyond me.
I say, why not just restrict D3 to 16 hours a day play time. Get's rid of botters, and does the (Excuse my expression) "no-lifers" a favor if you ask me.
i agree with most of what you say. however restricting player to 16 hrs is rediculous. botters dont do a thing to hurt anyone except maybe the leaderboards and i say maybe 2% of players actually care about that. With everything in this game BOA, botters cant make a thing off of it. they certainly dont hurt my gaming experiernece at all.
To everyone that has issues with them standing in town.. stop playing public games. their are many many communitys and groups where you may find other players who are willing to play.