Since that thread is closed, I guess I’ll put my reply here (maybe will be merged into it?).
I have already reported these bots to Deca through a support ticket. I provided extensive information regarding the bots, including as many usernames/accounts I could find that I suspected of botting in this manner. I did take screenshots of what I sent in for my ticket, and if you want to see what exactly I sent in then feel free to ask me.
The fame decrease in one of OP’s screenshots for the bot is likely because of my ticket, I got a response from support at around that time. From what I can gather, the fame of the bots was reset. Nothing else changed. They clearly were not banned, even temporarily, because right afterwards they just get back at it. They didn’t even get all the bots because when I took a look at one of the guilds that a lot of the bots were in, there was still like 1 lone, obviously a bot, account that didn’t have its fame lowered or reset at all. I literally linked this guild’s name/Realmeye page in my ticket and said it was a guild filled with these bots.
I’m not even sure if it was a legitimate reset, because the account fame of these bots seems really high, and they generally won’t naturally die because to absolutely no one’s surprise these bots can autonexus from danger.
And guess what, the fame eventually gets back up to the levels it was at previously because an automated process (a bot) wasn’t even attempted to be stopped. It’ll keep doing the same things it was doing previously, and just like before, over time the numbers accumulate. Resetting fame isn’t even a good band-aid fix.
It’s actively harmful to the health of the game to keep these bots up. It makes Realmeye leaderboards less meaningful for both top characters and top guilds (if they have one of these bots in them). It makes it harder for legitimate players to get on those leaderboards. Guild fame has actual in-game effects (and look at these bots’ account fame). If what I’ve heard about them being notifier bots is true, then they’re literally part of ToS-violating actions, and I think the effects of notifiers on the game and community are fairly visible.
The only “good” features of keeping these bots up are that you can tp closer to godlands easier if you’re in a dead realm and no one else is close enough to godlands. Violates the ToS either way.
So yeah I’m pretty salty about the lack of action regarding this.