When a Runescape player sees a bot, their first reaction leads their mouse right to the report button. Even if you follow the rules, you are never required to report anyone. For what reason, might someone ask, would you ever not report them? Read on and find out.
The Runescape economy may seem simple, but goes very deep if you think about it. It’s not just prices of items randomly changing. Items change in value because of supply and demand. Supply and demand can make an item drop to a few coins, or like a party hat, rise to a few hundred million coins. Some players never notice these changes, and some make millions off of it. This is called merchanting and can be searched on Yahoo for more details.
Now, the more mages there are, the more runes cost. These mages take from the supply of runes in the Grand Exchange. If you are a mage, these are your enemies. If you are a runecrafter, these are your friends. If on your runecrafting to make runes, and you see 7 bots runecrafting too, the smart thing to do would be to leave them alone. Since you aren’t trying to make money, these bots are good to you. Reporting them will not stop them, just slow them down. Bots like this put a constant supply of runes into the grand exchange, and keep the normal runecrafters from forming a monopoly.
On the other hand, if you’re Runecrafting to make money, and you see a dozen bots, take the time to report every last one. The difference may seem small, but each bot will put thousands of runes into the grand exchange, and will change your amount of profits for the worse. If you manage to take down one dozen bots, then your margin of profit gains in the thousands. If you sell in bulk, millions. This helps you in the long run, but puts a hole in the pocket of mages. This will increase your game stats. To check it out, you may visit FPS tracker.
The second type of bot you should think twice before reporting is the fishing bot. If you are a chef, and this bot is powerbotting (getting a certain resource and dropping it,) then reporting this bot is foolish. The only people who should do anything about these bots is J-Mods and P-Mods.
Fishermen shouldn’t be so lighthearted about about reporting these bots. Take no prisoners, as these bots keep you from profit. Some may question this, as the bots simply drop their fish on the ground. The known fact that power bots drop their fish on the ground for any chef will keep them from buying. Why should they? Every fish they ever bought couldn’t be as good as all this free fish. So before you start fishing, look for any powerboat you can find. Report them quickly and then do your fishing
Jagex will not punish you for not reporting. They may reward you with a p-mod status for reporting a large amount of bots. If your goal is to become a p-mod, then make sure to be nice to every player you see and perhaps you will be one. If you are a p-mod, your reports on bots work considerably faster.