As a general policy, ANY form of unattended gameplay is prohibited in Guild Wars 2. This includes:
- The use of auto-casting abilities to farm while not at your computer or not actively playing the game.
- The use of a macro to automate character skills while not at your computer or not actively playing the game.
- The use of a macro to farm repeatable events or activities for rewards while not at your computer or not actively playing the game.
- The use of a third-party program to automate or create a “bot” that performs autonomous actions in the game.
Note that this does not mean that you cannot be away from your computer (AFK) while you are online. Idling in a city or even in the open world is not prohibited, though your character should not perform actions, participate in content, or otherwise engage with the world while you are away from your computer.
Conduct Breaches & Outcomes
Failing to observe the above guidelines may result in the suspension or termination of a game account. ArenaNet reserves the right to suspend or terminate any account that is involved in "botting.”
In addition to this, any behavior that violates the Guild Wars 2 User Agreement or the Guild Wars 2 Rules of Conduct may result in disciplinary action as determined by the ArenaNet team.