So, not sure if this is a thing and avoided posting to be honest to avoid promoting it However its been bugging me too much and im worried it could decimate the game. Yesterday while farming a little gleam on kada i noticed a low level guildless player with a random name e.g. dhyievx (not actual) performing very very repetitive actions. Im not talking smashing with aoe then bombing.
He was using an iron unforged hammer and then mining 4 or 5 locations, hitting each block in the same order. Top left down, then bottom right up. Walking to same spot then bombing and repeating. Did reply to my wave with a wave and hi, with same. However didnt go into detailed conversation when asked if he needed a hand, and didnt reply at all- could have been non english speaking i guess. I mined the next spot on his route to see what would happen, he went stood there and then left after 2 or 3 secs going to next in chain. Didnt report it as i wasnt sure it was a bot, but in hindsight it seems highly likely.
Anyway, thoughts anyone? Was it a bot and is it even possible. I am NOT promoting this in any way, but i guess as a low lvl player it would be much easier to bot and lvl than hitting single blocks. Ive been there and remember that omg moment when i got my first aoe.