“hi guyz, plz help me start a goldfarm from scratch. tnx”
Ah, the same classic question you see on various botting forums almost everyday.
PLEASE DON’T BE LIKE THAT GUY.
No seriously, stop posting that sh*t. It’s f**king annoying.
“Why not?” you say,
because that’s what this guide is for! So people won’t need to ask stupid sh*t on forums again! 😀
Anyway, back to the serious stuff.
First off, what is botting? and what is goldfarming?
To make it as brief as possible, botting in video games is a way for your account/character to make money, get some experience for level-ups, or do certain tasks in general, through the usage of certain software, and without you needing to control your account/character. In a lot more simpler words, the software plays the game for you.
Whereas gold farming, is a method of botting whereas the sole intention of the ‘botter’ or ‘goldfarmer’ is to monetize or make money; by letting the bots do certain tasks that can earn them some gold (e.g. mining, woodcutting, etc).
See the difference? Botting can be in a form of simply just botting a main account, a secondary ‘pure’ account, or botting multiple accounts, probably to increase your combat level or any skill, whereas doing goldfarming is pretty much just botting solely for the money.
Botting has been around since forever, especially on RuneScape. Back in the old days, it was a lot easier to bot due to Jagex’s anti-botting system being too ineffective; well, until they hired this guy (Mod Weath):
Back in the day, you can literally bot for months on end even with dozens of accounts without getting a single ban. No exaggeration on that one. I personally even botted 40-99 runecrafting on pre-EOC, nonstop, and more than 10 hours a day. I’m telling you, it used to be A LOT easier.
Is goldfarming nowadays still profitable?
Yes. If botting on RuneScape solely to earn in-game gold or RSGP is not profitable, then people simply wouldn’t be botting. Though botting or goldfarming right now is a lot harder to pull of compared to years ago like I stated earlier, as long as you see a single bot running around on RuneScape, then yes, chances are that it’s still possible to make money through goldfarming.
Simple as that. A lot of small-mid scale botters quit botting when Jagex introduced BotWatch. But what did the better botters do? Adapt.
As goldfarming or botting in general gets harder as time goes, the potential profit you can make goes higher due to there being less botters. Instead of quitting immediately after your first bans, simply learn from those bans. What did you do wrong? Did you bot for too long or too frequently in general? Is the method too common and congested with other bots?
You don’t expect to make profit immediately especially when starting out, just as you don’t expect to make profit immediately when starting any kind of business. Learn from your mistakes, then apply those lessons so you lose a lot less the next time, and hopefully you make profit in the future if you figure things out.
Botting difficulty increases = less botters = more opportunities
Also, as Jagex’s anti-botting measures evolves, so do botting clients. You might have noticed that the famous botting clients released different technologies a few years ago, like:
- OSBot’s mirror mode
- Tribot’s looking glass
- RuneMate’s spectre