My answer has pretty much been summed up already,
but I just wanted to add that a few private servers have already prevented bot clients temporarily.
I looked at what they did and it was actually extremely simple and easy to get past, but the point is that it would have taken
them around five minutes to do and prevented all botting on the server for a long time until someone actually looks into it and releases a fix.
This isn't what they did, but as an example they could easily change the name of the attack function in their code and all bots would be useless.
Sure, it would be annoying to do, but technically it would work.
And about the respawn thing, no, that wouldn't change anything
Last edited by Oliboli8769; 07-08-2014 at 02:44 AM.