Re: so i want to start botting..
If you're looking to make this a proper business, then I suggest you go into VPS. There is a thread just for that; but I'm not too sure on where it is. There is also a difference between supporting your main and making a few bucks. 3 LRC bots at 12h/day could make you 5m+/day; and some people even 24/7 their LRC bots for an easy 12M/day. Ofcourse; that's no more than $2-$6/day, but it's great for supporting a main. Also, pretty much all computers can handle 3 LRC bots, and I guess it's free money. Unfortunately, the start-up is quite a bit because you need 80 mining and a bit of combat incase the monsters attack you. But if you actually want to make money, I suggest getting a VPS and run 10+ bots at any time a day. Sorc Garden and LRC bots are probably your best bet for both main supporting and gold farming. Be aware that Sorc Garden has a very high ban rate, and also training your LRC bots might get you banned before they even make you a single gp. LRC bots certainly have a small ban rate; some people leave their LRC bots on 24/7 and even after 3 weeks haven't got banned. As a general rule of thumb, your bot must make at least 10M before it's banned to strike even (before VPS and energy costs). It's very easy to buy a 30-day pin for 10M. A 24/7 Sorc garden bot makes probably 100-120k/hr, so it would take it 100 hours (or realistically 4 days and a few hours), to strike even. Any GP earned after that is simply money made. LRC make at least 140k/hr, so 71 hours to strike even, which is just under 3 days. The choice is yours really. Alternatively, you could simply quest Prince Ali Rescue on a new account, bot it 65 thieving and sell it for like $6, so you made a $1 profit per bot (because of membership for thieving). It is also attractive if your bot still has membership left when sold.
I only have a tiny bot farm of 3 LRC bots going on, and that's just for my main so that I never have to grind at frosties or shit. Thinking of increasing it to 5, but that's just me. After being on this forum for a good few months, this is pretty much the knowledge I have gained by skimming over account sales/botting threads. Hope I helped you