They had banned all of the accounts that spammed the new badge packet for 24 hours. Not a big ban, but an "example" of what will happen. Or, that will not happen.
AE knows that most of their players bot. They don't wanna loose their income because they are trying to be "fair". Honestly, I think they don't give two shits about what we do, just as long as we don't hack Memberships and AC, I think they won't do anything to rash about botting.