A big victory has been won in ArenaNet's
ongoing war on Guild Wars 2
bots. Big steps have been taken since the game's launch: As of now, only about 20 bots an hour are reported, compared to over 2,000 an hour just a couple of months ago. ArenaNet has been working on automating the process of identifying and terminating bot accounts, as security coordinator Mike Lewis
explains in a new blog post
. There's now a pretty high likelihood of stepping into Lion's Arch without getting immediately spammed by five gold sellers.
Possibly more importantly, ArenaNet has started offering support for folks whose accounts have been compromised. Account restoration recently got added to the Guild Wars 2 support page
, which is something that's been much in demand.