Diablo III bots are becoming a far too common a feature of playing the ARPG. This fact is only exacerbated by the lack of ban waves that Blizzard implement to punish those who use such practices.
The game is at a rather strange stage at the moment. It has had a slight boost of life thanks to the introduction of seasons to consoles, plus the Rise of the Necromancer pack being added to the game for some additional content to be enjoyed. However, the lack of news on Diablo 4, and also a lack of presence at last year’s Blizzcon, and even less so for this year’s event, then issues like botting leaves a far more sour taste than it normally would.
Sure, botting is a frustrating aspect of any video game, for those who want to play honestly at least. But where Diablo III is concerned, it has gotten to the point for some of players where they are choosing to use the practice of botting knowing that it will probably go unpunished. And for players such as VINEUK, they have adopted a nothing to lose attitude in which they could probably go unpunished, yet the game is so far into its life cycle by now that even if a ban was applied, they could simply give it up:
I’ve only stayed as I’m a D3 fanboy. So in all honesty if I bot and they ban my account, they will actually be doing me a favour and I’ll have no choice but to move on (wouldn’t buy D3 again).
As the thread from the official forum states, bots have claimed three season victories on the game’s leaderboards, with no bans being dished out.
The lack of ban waves for botting is far from encouraging, to the point where players are considering using this method knowing they can get away with it, which is something Blizzard need to look into.