The thing about botters is that once their account is banned, they make a new one. So if you saw a lot of the same cards, especially if they were older Core cards that typically don’t see play, those are likely new.
Also I read somewhere that it’s common and normal in places like China for people to not accounts to get a lot of gold and packs, then they sell the accounts to people who want to play but don’t want to do that grind themselves. So that could also be what you are seeing. Those “pro botters” never stop and would likely have multiple accounts.
I’d say I was meeting bots around 1 in 3 games not long ago but they’ve disappeared completely now, haven’t seen one since the ban.
i belive because of the ban wave someone is just dropping bots on a "punish" take because right now the ladder is full of bots with asian nicks. I honestly belive if you want to reach legend ranks this is your momento 9 of 10 matches you will face a bot not joke.
standard heartstone, as example priest have have in their decks deathknight cards. that you discover from their decks. they havent shuffle the cards into their decks. i havent either seen this before but started around the infamous heroic duel hacks.
I’m seeing a lot of bots at D10. They’ve changed their behaviour patterns and usernames. They’re almost always with a username like BigYeti. Two words and a capital in the middle. They used to be a string of consonants but not anymore.
There’s a Druid variety who plays mostly neutral cards which is very weak, it’s incredible they’ve made it to D10. They’ll often make nonsensical plays, the algorithm is still shoddy, like play buff cards on non-existant boards for example. Apart from that, it’s deck which requires no thought like TreantDruid and MechRogue. They can run through games quickly and efficiently and the pattern is fairly simply (exceptionally simple for TreantDruid). There’s AutomatonPriest too. I feel like it’s worse than before, didn’t used to see any for a while.
The only thing which is making me doubt is that they sometimes concede which they never used to do. I’m guessing they’re trying to circumvents the current detection measure.