All you see on this subforum when browsing through are people that cry about botting and hacking when in reality they most likely just got destroyed in a match and are looking for excuses.
I am not saying hackers or bots don‘t exist, they do, but not in the quantity people are describing. I have played through at least the past 7 seasons on EU servers without a break - out of all the games I only got one Mirage bot in a 2v2 Mini Season match right after the February patch and never again afterwards, because bots logically won‘t place really high in ranked and at a certain division there is none of them left. During this time I also didn’t see one hacker as far as I could tell - nothing like the flying Warriors in Wooden Potatoes hacker video or a Thief porting around the entire map like in Valluns hacker video
What I saw though were salty people accusing each other of hacking through chat in the most ridiculous ways when they started to lose, to the point where a random Reaper teammate got accused of speed hacking by some Guardian just a few days ago, when Reapers are actually known to run Speed Runes with Spectral Walk. He had to literally wait for him at his spawn, let him come out and showed him how Speed Runes work to just make that guy stop crying in chat. While the whole conversation was amusing to follow, it is also starting to get extremely annoying at this point. I am not sure how ArenaNets data looks like, but I wouldn‘t be surprised if 9 out of 10 people who get reported for hacking actually did nothing wrong and got accused wrongly by a salty player - I would be interested to know
And while we are at it - ArenaNet where is that next Balance Patch at?
Balance Patch every 6 weeks kappa