The WoW fan and Youtuber Metagoblin has noticed in the past few days that an amazing number of death knights and paladins are cavorting on the WoW WotLK Classic servers in the Maraudon dungeon, but many more in the Botanica of Outland. If you show a lot of goodwill, according to Metagoblin in his video, then you can assume that someone really enjoys playing death knights. And that that person loves visiting Maraudon or Botanica, when in the Blood Furnace it would be more effective to grind experience and other stuff.
However, if one does not want to give WoW Classic players this leap of faith, then the most obvious thing could be assumed: It’s a bot army, which grinds gold until no more grass grows in Azeroth. And the Outland dungeon Botanica in particular seems to be a new favorite among farm automatons. Metagoblin enters /who Botany on one of the largest classic servers and finds that there are an enormous number of death knights cavorting. By the way, also in the battlefield bracket level 70 to 80. Take a look at the video of Metagoblin.
Does missing Death Knight restrictions exacerbate the bot problem even more?
Metagoblin has an easy guess as to why it’s in WoW (buy now ) and WoW Classic there is still a blatant bot problem, or that it has gotten worse, although it is relatively easy for normal players to get gold in Classic – so they are not necessarily dependent on buying gold through dark channels. So why is it even easier to farm for bot armies? With the release of WoW WotLK Classic, the folks at Blizzard lifted a restriction that existed back in the original Wrath of the Lich King in 2008: if you wanted to play a death knight, you had to have a character on a server that was at least level 55 has reached.
With the Classic servers, this rule no longer applies. Anyone interested in WoW with a subscription can simply create a death knight and jet through the area with it. The advantage of course for gold farmers (as well as for any other normal player): Death knights can tank and have potent self-healing and moderately high damage, they start at level 55 and not at level 1, and they also get some good stuff in their starting area Gear flushed into pockets. So it’s much faster and more effective for botters to farm gold with WoW WotLK Classic because they can just choose a death knight.
Asmongold says: They’re easy to find, but Blizzard doesn’t care
WoW fan and streamer Asmongold also saw Metagoblin’s video and looks directly at the WoW WotLK Classic servers to see if his theory is correct. There are also a surprising number of death knights loitering around Botanica on his server, and Asmongold flies over to take a look.
He exchanges whispers with a character that Asmon is pretty sure is a bot pretty quickly, and as he lingers in front of the Botanical instance portal, he sees some ominous characters with ominous names and ominous guild tags who inspecting achievements, most likely not being controlled by a normal player, and using their Black Gate in droves after exiting the dungeon. And he wonders: “Isn’t it incredible that we find out in seconds, but Blizzard can’t figure out how to get this problem under control?”
Asmongold finds it plausible why the botters hang around in the Botanika. It is an Outland high-end dungeon in which there are reliably many valuable and useful drops. Nether fabric can be sold in the auction house, gray items can be bought from dealers for a lot of gold. Finally, let’s ask the following question again: Is it really that surprising that Blizzard’s actions against botters aren’t fruitful? After all, every bot account needs a subscription (or comparable models in Asia) in order to be able to play WoW WotLK Classic at all. Just a note.