Many players don't know what a bot IS.
A bot or "autoer" is a program built by someone else that plays the game for you.
ALL massively multiplayer games have a problem with them, and they are, and always have been against the rules.
It is easy to understand why - it is unfair to legit players who put the time and effort into the game, it takes time away from building the game to deal with botting/cheating/hacking issues, and... these programs are dangerous!
Many players don't know that botting is not allowed.
It absolutely is NOT allowed! It hurts the game and other players. We want all our players to enjoy AQW the way it is meant to be.
Players who bot don't know the problems it causes.
Problems caused by bots, and the fixes we've implemented because of them, have delayed, for example:
Development of new functionality like Guilds
An overhaul of the PvP system
Cause virtually ALL of the server-side lag