The only viable solution to almost permanently get rid of bots is to close the servers (while banning existing bots) and create a limited monthly access waitlist to grasp new players. Each month, 5000 entries would be granted to new players who wish to start their journey in Lost Ark.
This way, you would keep a steady flow of new players while protecting the game from bots.
By opting for a monthly waitlist capped to 5000, the bot business will simply die because they won’t be able to operate on a huge scale to generate sufficient amount of gold. Moreover, capping new entries would allow AGS to easily identify potential bots and instantly ban them.
Let me know what you think.