Saturday, 16 May 2015
Well, as most of us, if not all of us who play Warcraft now know, there was a massive banwave this week of people who used bots. I personally am glad of this.

I've heard of a few instances where people have responded with things such as "I only botted my garrison upkeep daily" or "It was only a milling bot".

Well let me tell you botters something. Back in 2011/12 I played the Auction House pretty hardcore. I milled hundreds of herbs manually each week to make glyphs. I prospected in excess of 2k ore per week by hand. I turned those green quality gems into necklaces and rings which were then disenchanted by hand into enchanting materials.

These actions were easily done by use of legitimate in game addons which use only API-calls that Blizzard allow. Quality addon's such as Panda and TradeSkillMaster, or even a simple in game macro with all the herb Item ID's listed.

Even now, I still manually prospect herbs. I still manually disenchant items. I even do my own garrison runs daily. Once you get into a simple routine, it becomes second nature.

For example, my daily garrison routine would be:

Log in on Horde hunter. Complete missions, send out new ones. Run over to the Menagerie, check out what the pet dailies are. Compose the team, battle, complete quest and hand in. Each character's menagery has the same battle pets so this cuts down on time taken on the other alts. Go round to the herb garden, pick up the work orders, gather the herbs. Run from there, to the mine. Pick up work orders, run through the mine making use of the Miners Coffee and mining picks from carts. Run back out and head to middle of garrison stopping to pick up the work orders from my Bunker and Leatherworking hut.

Time taken? Less than 20 minutes for the first character. I then repeat this on the remaining level 100's and can complete their garrison chores in less than 10 minutes per toon.

There is absolutely NO need to bot anything within the game. If you really cannot be bothered to play a game you pay for each month properly, then please, cancel your subscription, and go and play something like Candy Crush.

In closing, be greatful it was only a 6 month ban. I know a lot of people, myself included, believe these should have been permanent.

I have also seen a link going around Twitter, where people banned actually submitted a petition to the United States Government via the "We the People" site to have their bans overturned. Get a grip. You were banned, rightfully, for breaking the terms and conditions you agreed to when you opened your account, and every single time you download a patch.


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About Me

I am Cazzy, also known within the World of Warcraft as Cazzéh and Cazmia, amongst other aliases.

I have been goldmaking and blogging on and off since 2011, starting off small by selling things such as cloth, then moving on to other areas such as gems, enchants and so on.

Currently, I am residing on the EU Sunstrider and EU Trollbane connected realmsets and am maining a MM Hunter.

I am raiding again, my current progression on my main, Cazzéh is:

4/13 Mythic HFC, 13/13 Heroic HFC, 11/13 Normal HFC, 13/13 LFR HFC.