Autopot is a 3pp which deserves its own thread (oddly enough RCX is literally a 3pp as well).
For the topic about greyworld... Yes it does hinder the efficiency of cloak/hide. However, it supposedly reduces lag making iRO much more playable. These servers require 3pp such as lowerping to be remotely playable during WoE. There are several benefits of greyworld and one drawback. The drawback of making cloak/hide less effective, while making the playing players lag less and enjoy the game for what it is.
Why does there need to be an official change to the meta of the game with basically no input from the other 90% of the community, for that matter why does it need changing at all? ......... The game did just fine years before that.
I know that you don't want the pserver cancer here, as you stated. I happen to agree that pserver style/play is overly simplified and boring. To be completely honest, you could easily make a guild out of pure bots that plays "gvgs" better then any group of players due to the perfect harmony, but I suppose that is another story.
Problem is, there needs to be change. No change and the server continues to drop in population. It is so sad that there are so many gods/mvps/minis on Classic that every single WoE active player could wear multiple god items. That is pathetic, tbh. I am getting sidetracked. QoL changes are needed, this is why.
The pservers (as much as I dislike) are Warpportals direct competition. Currently, there are tens of THOUSANDS of "classic" pserver players. We are lucky to have 500 including all the bots/venders. The game did just fine years ago? Yeah, but that was in the past, years ago. Why should people play iRO Classic when they could just go to a pserver with less lag, more population, and many QoL changes to enhance their playing experience (I am not talking "cheats", simply QoL)?
Basically, if WP doesn't step up their game with the game... The population will decline and pre-renewal mechanics with any sort of "mass fighting" will only exist on pservers. That is why change and QoL is so dire for iRO to survive right now. I wouldn't say that having greyworld is make or break, but I fail to recognize why we shouldn't have options.
We might dislike the pserver players and their mentality... However, from a business perspective, there is an ENORMOUS amount of potential players out there. It would be foolish to not tap into that market to make some $$$$. That being said, iRO security would have to be stepped up to force others into playing iRO how it was intended to be played. I have faith that you can help make this possible , but pserver players are the future of Classic if we want it to survive in any meaningful way (less then 80 "actual players" in a WAR =/= meaningful).