I was wondering what you think would happen if all bots were gone permanently in wow?
I was thinking through the chain of events that would occur if all bots were gone and i cant see how it would be good for the game. In my mind with all bots gone price of mats would skyrocket. Sure players can farm some, but not nearly as efficiently/as long as a bot.
The average makes x gold per hour questing. These changes wouldnt effect their income, but their buying power would become effictively halved. Players would switch over to gathing professions until an equilibrium was reached, but still much higher than before.
I think this would lead to discontent in the game, but those that are already "poor" being half as poor again, might not make much of a difference.
PS There would also be the added effect of limiting wow inflation. Since the raised price of mats would make it uneconomical to vendor enchats/whatever there would be less gold flowing into the economy.