A good friend of mine just pointed out this hilarious post on the official World of Warcraft forums. The original post was as follows:
I have evidence that a character named MichaelPhelps has been farming gold. I also have proof that he is doing this in China. He’s been doing it for about a week and clearly intends to keep doing it. Can anything be done to stop him?
It seems some folks have reported seeing him with 3 other characters, farming gold as a team. It is suspected that they’re botting, as they all move back and forth along the same path.
The reply from Blizzard personnel was as follows:
I’m afraid that by announcing this on the forums you’ve put this person on a pedestal.
And finally here is a screenshot of the actual forum post. Great stuff… and congratulations to Michael Phelps!