ArenaNet has responded to the outcry from players about the seemingly 'rampant' use of bots in Guild Wars 2. The post, penned by Security Coordinator Mike Lewis, indicates that over 1,600 accounts have been banned and that the team is actively updating bot recognition protocols on a daily basis.
We are actively improving our means of detecting ‘bot’ activity in the game automatically. This includes tools for our customer support team to help them verify ‘botting’ reports and efficiently issue account terminations. Recently we have also hired a team of data specialists who will be helping us create more effective tools for analyzing reports of ‘botting.’
As a side effect, these efforts directly impact the operations of third-party gold sellers (and spammers). In conjunction with ‘bot’ removal we also take Real Money Trading very seriously and actively remove hundreds of gold spammers and sellers each day.
Read the full post on the Guild Wars 2 site.