RE: WARNING! The Precarious Future of Splinterlands: Splintermarket Fall, Splinterbots, Flawed Pack Release, New Legendaries (and cards in general), Voting Discrimination, Open Source botting? SPLINTERLANDS NEEDS YOUR HELP
I experienced the long wait times for a match when there weren't as many accounts, then often when I finally got a match it was with an account way ahead of me on points, so after waiting it would be loss after loss. So I see the need for bots in keeping the game moving. It's a much better experience not to be waiting and to get matched with accounts nearer your level.
That said, would it be possible for bots to be put into a position where they only come into play when a human player comes in needing a match, rather than them battling each other when there aren't enough players around?
With regards the Chaos Legion packs, as blitzzzz says, I'd be more concerned if they'd sold out as quickly as people feared they would. Going for months unable to buy packs due to under supply isn't a great look. I was disappointed when the Dice and Untamed suddenly flew off the shelves just as I'd saved up enough to buy some. At least this time smaller accounts might have more chance to buy some.