COM/ES/FR are effectively dead to new players now. As far as getting a BL goes anyway. There is no way anyone is going to get a high enough level to compete without BC. Browser based bots are simply too slow. Not so much for pupilling, it's the training thats a killer. I only intend to train my DE pupils to level 5, possibly even droppiong to level 4. It just takes too long. And I'm using 2 PC's as well.
I think the BC people had just had enough of it really. They were the ones having to run the server to keep it going .... an no-one was paying them. I hate to think howe much bandwidth it was chewing up!
Still. I see DE as a new challenge now. It seems like a few people on there has started running browser based scripts ... including me obviously. I have a little head start just now, but I'm not sure how long it will last. Hoping for a BL on there today. Was hoping for two but they are on the same side of the draw at 19h .....