Being surpassed because a player was smarter and more experienced than me actually makes me excited of the huge world that is behind Travian
Being surpassed because a player sends his farm lists 24/7 (90% through a bot) doesn't stimulate me to become better.
But with that feature, this would become the case. That feature would simply make the bot obsolete, by implementing it in the game itself.
Sending farmlists is something even an idiot can do.
Yet you don't know the huge work that there's in being a top raider. Limiting the people that can get in top raid to those who have bot completely devalues the raid medal.
I know it takes a lot of effort and all, but let's face it. Do you farm for the benefit of your account or for the shiny shiny in your profile? Sure it's a nice addition of a small reward for your effort, but it doesn't give you any other benefits.
I know that you're used to see unskilled player get to top raid. That's exactly because only bot players get into it right now.
Partially true, but I've also seen skilled players resort to bot usage, because greed is a nasty thing. Some are used to be on top and will resort to many things in order to stay there unfortunately.