sorry if a lot of this has been answered before, i'm considering moving to these servers, and the forums here are daunting, plus some of the info i've gleaned from other threads might be outdated. i've been playing on the u.s. servers for several years, and things relating to botting/spam/cheaters etc. is just getting exponentially worse there. i don't think they're going to last for much longer if things continue the way they are. first, and most important to me. what is the situation with botting here? i understand that it's better than the nothing they do about it on the u.s. servers, but how much better is it? are there gms here that actively hunt for bots, or is it done 100% through player reporting? on the u.s. servers, players routinely bot characters to 99/99/80/80 and never get caught, because ncwest will only ban if their inefficient methods detect abusers. it doesn't work because most botters can easily circumvent their tests. like for example, if a player has a statue here, saying they've been playing for 30 days straight, 24/7, and there's only 30 days in a month, or like, if a player has been in battle for 20 straight days out of the month, do the gms look into that here? are people able to bot to 99 here without getting caught? because on ncwest, it's almost like, if someone is 99, they definitely botted. i'm wondering if here, it's more the exception than the rule. what is the in-game shop like here? is it similar to the u.s. one? i can see a little bit that they have the usual buffs and such. do they sell the $200 30-day xp runes here, or the power shirts? because that kind of thing is a turn-off. what in you guys' opinions is the worst thing they sell here? are there already a lot of 99's on these servers? are most of them legit? i also saw in another thread that ncwest has better player support/community coordination than here. there's no way that can be true, because we get almost 0 communication from ncwest about anything, and i've already seen that the forum team posts frequently here. we don't even have working in-game petitions anymore at ncwest. last question, what are the benefits of a premium account, and how/where do i sign up for one? is it reccommended? 2x xp seems pretty good if that's the case. since mentoring is being added tomorrow, is that still gonna be the case? thanks for any answers guys, and sorry again if i'm bad at forums.