Hello my fellow botters. And hello creators of bots. I do not know if the majority of you have seen this yet or not. But I'd like to draw your attention to an article Artix posted in the design notes 2 months ago. I have not seen this until today, so I figure a lot of you may not have either. Here is what he said, and I quote.
"22,000 accounts banned in the last 24 hours
Yesterday, the #1 complaint with AQWorlds was "Botters are ruining the game." Today, the #1 complaint is "I was banned for Botting in AQWorlds!
We love all of our players, so when 22,000 of you were banned yesterday for botting, it was both shocking and saddening. As you know, our goal is to keep our game fair, safe and fun - not to ban players. We are all human, we all make mistakes. I certainly have, and you have forgiven me. (Although this was not one of them.) Therefore after 24 hours of being banned, players who were caught using bots will have their accounts restored. Please know, this will be the only warning. We know new versions of the bots will come quickly, and we WILL be able to detect them and update the server to ban those who foolishly use them. The next time you are banned it will be permanent with no way to get your account back -- all of your hard work lost forever. From this moment on, we hope and encourage EVERYONE, whether you have used bots in the past or not, to help us keep the servers fair, safe and fun. Thank you to all of the players who have always been doing this.... Battle on!"
I just wanted to draw your attention to this because they are going to be actively seeking us botters out. I plead for my fellow botters to be aware of this threat, and i ask my fellow bot designers to do the same, and allow all of us to overcome this situation.