For me, Bots Battles is a double edged sword…
On one hand it’s great for beginners to get in to PVP without getting stomped and discouraged in to quitting. I also like how it’s a good way to casually have some easy PVP fun and possibly mop up some Lore when you’re in the mood to play but not in a “try hard” mood. For all those reasons I think it was a fantastic addition and I’m glad it’s here to stay.
But on other hand for those of us who put the time and effort in to actual PVP and earned tiles in the past, it’s kind of a slap in the face to see CR 10 players running around with Worthy of Song because they ran Oscar Mike in Bots and absolutely crushed the death hungry AI that just kept running down lane with a bright red target painted on their face. Those titles used to mean something. It was a badge of honor to pin a difficult title next to your Gamer Tag. But now that more and more people are just chucking Bots head first in to the meat grinder on baby fun time frolick mode to get once prestigious titles, they’re slowly loosing their meaning. I used to be proud of my 29kill-3death-32assist Ghalt run that earned my Worthy of Song. Now I just feel kind of silly tacking the title on.
Obviously I’ll take the good and the bad for what I believe is overall an amazing feature to keep in game for myriad reasons. I don’t mind players being able to nock out Lore in Bots, but I do wish that earning titles was locked to legitimate PVP.