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Current anti-bot measures
It's still uncertain how the future will go but there should be more in house discussion around the 7 day drop/trade restriction and how it is affecting the playerbase.
Pro - From my point of view, no real pro. Some might argue it's slowing down bots but...
1) True new players. They can't trade, drop items. One person mentioned how they cannot do 4th job DB because they cannot drop their medal. People can't do zakum because they can't drop the eye of fire. The current global situation is bringing in returning and new players and their gaming experience is severely hindered.
2) Meso price. Ok so, this is actually good and bad. Good for people who want to catch some cheaper NX items from boxes since the meso price of items have dropped due to lack of supply. This is somewhat ok, however... All meso related goods/services not provided by players are still at the same rate. My main concern being starforcing. What ironically made starforcing doable when mesos were worthless were the fact that mesos were worthless. With the supply of mesos lower, there should be some considerations in place for in-game services which act as a meso dump.
3) Server situation. Slowing down botting didn't help the servers. The servers are still at an all time low in performance and even though bots get banned (and pretty well might I add considering there are absolutely 0 protection scrolls for sale in the AH), the performance of the servers continue to make the game unplayable. Personally it just seems like botters are trying even harder to push to find a way to bypass the bans and if they do then the legit playerbase are still stuck unable to enjoy basic in-game functions while there's no difference in botting.
It's truly a weird situation. We all complain about bots and we know that NexonNA is trying but for the love of God, unless there's a better mechanism to properly counteract botters stop making the game less and less enjoyable by punishing legit players.