This is server specific to Antonidas US but I have a number of readers from the server and this is terrific news for us. The auction bot transferred his main to Stormrage US on Sept 13th and his posting bots haven't been seen working the auction since. Hopefully he'll stay there now and transfer all the alts he left behind here soon too. I feel sorry for players on Stormrage though, he's probably already pulling the same crap there he pulled here for years.
I always said the reason Antonidas had so many campers and such a crazy rollercoaster of extreme price highs and lows was the bot was there manipulating the auction 24/7. Nobody else sold much of anything at high profit margins unless they camped too. I'm being proven correct now.
It's only been a week now but prices have already rebounded nicely in most markets with more sales, higher profit margins and there's FAR LESS CAMPING going on now. Most markets are pretty good with decent profits. The glyph market is an exception but glyphs have always been heavily camped here since well before the bot started manipulating everything else.
Myself, as soon as I realized the bot was gone I greatly reduced the number of different items I post, how many of each item I post, my posting frequency and stopped leaving "walls" up, while increasing prices across the board. Sales have been good and keep gettting better every day since the bot left. The auction is almost back to normal pre bot days of 2 + years ago.
This is great for all of us on Antonidas US. I know I'm enjoying having a normal auction again and I hope everyone else does too! Good luck to all of you in the future!