One of the few blogs I regularly monitor is Waukster.com by the famous Wauks or Waukeen of pRO. I don’t know him personally but I’ve read his name mentioned many times in various gaming and even non-gaming forums because of some issues that happened to his character back in the early days of Ragnarok Online Philippines.
Back then, the game was plagued with all kinds of issues like cheating by the GMs, GMs favoring certain players, internal hacking and deleting of characters and guilds, etc. but the one issue that made me quit Ragnarok Online forever was the failure of the publisher to put an end to botting or the use of third party programs by other players. That was four years ago! Today, the game is still infested with bots. I wouldn’t be surprise if its the only thing that’s keeping the game alive.
You know what’s worst about Ragnarok and botting? The publisher admitted that they’re helpless against it. They openly admitted defeat in public. I guess they’re just being honest about it but saying something like that is almost like welcoming them with open arms, if you know what I mean. O_o