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Most items in runescape are well overpriced for what they give you - whether we are talking about weapons and armour, food or bones. The atk/def bonuses you get are not worth how much money you pay and the xp gain from burying bones or making dragon hide shit isn't worth the money you pay for dragon bones or raw dragon hide. This is why bots exist in the first place.
Jagex only care about profit and they need you to keep playing for as long as possible. So you get little reward for hours of work - which makes you want to put even more hours in to get anything that is decent and to actually get any enjoyment from the game. Jagex's answer to the botting problem is to be able to detect them and ban them. When what they really should be doing is analyzing why botters want to bot in the first place and try to emancipate the desire to bot in players - which is the root of the problem.
I love minesweeper. It is an incredibly old simple game. If I had to pay a couple of pounds every month to play it. I would. And if I can cheat, I won't. Because the game is such good fun. It is not really that difficult but you only build score. That's it. Fair, fun and rewarding. The same cannot be said about runescape.
Jagex have actually managed to convince people that clicking the same shit over and over again is "fun". Almost every encounter with a runescape player I have had will often complain about being bored of clicking the same fishing spot over again, or clicking the same willow or maple tree over again. Most areas of runescape are empty of players because a lot of areas are just redundant - there are a lot of areas that you will only visit once because of a quest or something like that. A lot of people complain about the crappy quests. Let's not get started on the vast amount of redundant items that exist.
This is why there existed and still exists a desperate need for botting and rs goldfarming in the first place. The fact that the game has runescape gold farmers, botting, and real world trading in itself proves that people aren't feeling satisfied with the reward they get from what they put into the game. Of course this is not true in all cases. People of course like to cheat. They like to get better than everyone else early in the game. But runescape is notorious for its botting problem - and there is a reason why.
General botters bot to avoid all the mindless boring shit. They want to actually enjoy the game. Jagex only dislike botters because they think that botting will shorten your gaming experience - which means less money for them. When the truth is botters want to avoid all the boring shit which Jagex will never admit. It's "botters are just lazy cheaters who destroy the fun for everyone else.". This is nonsense. How can you say someone is lazy for not clicking the same thing over again - which involves barely any muscular movement whatsoever? That is the most backward logic I have heard ever. Yet, everyone likes to spout this nonsense all the time when on the topic of botters.
Then there is the "if you don't enjoy it, don't play it" nonsense. It is not that botters don't enjoy the game. It's they don't enjoy the boring shit of the game - as with everyone else by the way. As I said, ask any runescape player "are you having fun clicking that same spot over again?". Then see what they say.
Don't get me wrong runescape is good. I play it. I don't bot (I did bot). But I get my fun from conversing as much as possible to avoid the boredom of clicking over and over again in order to get something that is decent and rewarding despite the fact what I get isn't worth all the hours put into the game. Back in 07, the game was good because of the community. OSRS still isn't what it used to be simply because the community that once existed no longer do.
Botters will exist for as long as runescape does.