With a map covered in dead branches, you can make bots waste all of their supplies, and they'll keep coming back and wasting more supplies because they don't know any better. This could maybe bankrupt a bot, and it potentially couldn't recover without being able to buy more supplies. At least you have the ability to make a conscious decision and switch maps to level on.
So you can effect bots with dead branches, but unfortunately bots do not rest, and they'll be back after maintenance removes the dead branched monsters. Unless the bot's zeny actually did get depleted, then the owner has to step in.
Getting killed by a random, dead branched bio3 sinx is an important part of the ragnarok experience.
It's only player harassment if the player is actually targeting you.
It's reasonable to die to odium or sinx, but if you die to an ungoliant or owl baron, you're doing something wrong.
I would at least appreciate the ability to polymorph in town again. Removing polymorph and dead branches really took some excitement out of the game. I have no sympathy for anyone who has ever died in town. Venders can just be resurrected.