Nah no drama this thread has a purpose so thats all i'm saying on the matter lol. I'm trying to fix the game by taking the bot problem into the players hands a tiny bit, since SE dont fricken care >.> i hope when the game is to the point where we have to pay then SE will actually kick botters
I'm guessing you never played FFXI, Squares previous MMO.
In FFXI at the start the game was full of newbs that never played MMO's before, they were shocked when they found people that botted or bought gil via RMT, these things were kept very secret because being outed made you an outcast in the community. There were witch hunts on forums etc over it, fast forward a few years and due to Squares total incompetence and players seeing others get away with it and winning hard because of it they said "you know what? me too" ***** being legit.
Botting was winning over others, making them be the loser.. standing and watching you fight the mob they wanted and taking pleasure in that, it was being able to play your job better than legits and thought of as a good player cause the bot did stuff for you, it was being 100% dependable in endgame events cause the apps again did some of the work for you (ie, stunning horrible TP moves on HNM) and ultimately for endgame, being a cheater made you an important person in the shell, someone who got gear first due to being valued. Sad huh? This is what happens when the devs can't control cheating, and the same guys are running this.
So all these things slowly became accepted, there is no serious outcry over botters anymore. Nobody truely cares and many even openly admit it with stupid justifications for doing so(ie. I bot so i can spend time with my gf! or other stupid crap). What does FFXI cheating have to do with FFXIV? Aside from the same people running the game, a lot of the players stil here are from there and have the same ingrained mind set about cheating. I don't think you actually know how widespread botting really is, you may think you can spot bots but you know what? The good programs you wont spot cause they are made to not be so obvious. Even the JPs are widespread botters and make them.
Going on a crusade out of boredom is one thing, whatever makes you happy but going on a crusade and expecting anything to come from it is another. Botting and cheating is too ingrained in MMO players for their to be an outcry over it, especially Square MMO players.