Originally Posted by j0zef
What they need to do is increase severity of punishment and do more frequent sweeps. If your cdkey got banned for life if ever got caught, and they did semi weekly sweeps, the number of botters would plummet
Agreed. They could also cut down on man-power by having a system that bans people for doing impossible things. I.e. If it takes 1 minute to craft an item under the best possible circumstances allowed by game code (all possible buffs, etc.), it auto-bans anyone that makes over 60 per hour. Same goes for going from X to Y, doing damage and so on. They made the game, they can calculate the absolute max values for stuff in the game; just implement an auto-ban for anyone that exceeds that value.
Just look at BF3. There's people with over 100% accuracy on weapons (MGs), scores that are physically impossible (10 million in a few hours) and so on. They could easily calculate the spawn rate for a 32-man team, figure out what the max score is per minute via best-case kills (long range headshots, etc.) and prevent that kinda stuff.