As 1.0.4 came out, gold on EU was as low as 0.67 euro per million. It quickly went up over the course of a couple days to 1.3 euro for 1mil and then continued to slowly climb to the 1.4 where it is today (today I noticed the first drop in price to slightly below 1.4). I wonder how long this will last. Did botting get royally screwed by 1.0.4, possibly the change to amount of gold dropped by little monsters such as scorpions? Are bots maybe afraid to run after a new patch as they don't know what the new version can catch and what they can get away with? Looking at Kripp's video from when profiles came out and comparing ali#2398, I haven't noticed any gear/spec changes and "only" 17,000 additional elite kills. Most other bots on the list you can see in his video don't seem to even show up on the top 20. This might indicate that the top botters might have gone inactive 1.0.4 or maybe even been inactive for a longer period. Maybe even banned - Will need to track their elite kills longer to really say. Anyone knows if banned accounts still have visible profiles? What I really wonder is if price of gold will ever go down or just stay around where it is right now. And regardless, I'm not sure if I should keep trying to upgrade my gear (where I would need many many hours of farming just to improve farming speed by 1-2% and thus need 100s of hours to pay it back) or just take the euros. Especially considering that I'm getting kinda bored of farming. What do you guys think?