For whatever reason, we hear the cries for Blizzard’s mighty banhammer quite often when it comes to Diablo III. This is often based on the use of bots, hacks or other forms of manipulating the game to someone’s advantage, and its once more the case as Season 10 came to an end.
A deserved highly rated thread started by Battle.net user Ouroboros reported what was apparently the highest botted season so far, with the thread stating:
This season was the highest botted season yet with players reaching up to 3500 paragon and it makes me wonder if this will continue even after Necromancer comes. Do we have to wait every 2 3 seasons for a ban wave ?
The post continues to question Blizzard’s direction of moving away from leaderboards, something that many play the game for its (albeit limited) competitive aspect.
What would help matters if Blizzard could report ban waves on a more regular basis. As pointed out in the forum by MVP member Miss Cheetah, Blizz do indeed report some of the ban waves that they implement. Perhaps reporting them even more frequently would at least give players peace of mind that the issue hasn’t gone unpunished, though the botting problem still remains.
Season 10 was rife with botting, and its certainly one of the most ongoing problems with the popular action-RPG. If bots can’t be outlawed completely, then all that can be done is to increase the punishment, or at least the frequency of them. Or if that’s already the case, then report them more often to keep fans informed.