Just more crap from the OP trying to justify cheating to be honest. All I have seen from the OP are post's complaining about anti cheat software, complaints about being banned due to being caught cheating, and complaints about other people being banned for something that is against a games ToS/EULA. All the while claiming to not like cheats....lol
I usually buy two copies of each MMO I plan to play, one for me, and one for my daughter/partner to share. If they do not like the game, I have alts, many, many alts.
As for RL friends that I game with, there are 7 of us that tend to stick together, and migrate from game to game together, but each of us also know a few other people that tag along from time to time as well, depending on the game.
First stage: You start out weak, spend most of your time finding food, making shelter.
Second Stage: You hit the point where you have shelter, still spend a lot of time on food, while getting stronger fighting wise.
Final stage:You hit the point where you have pretty much maxed out how strong you can get fighting wise, shelter is maxed out, all that is left is finding food.
The only time it is different, is if you play on a PVP server, where most of the time you do not get past the first stage, as while you are logged off, one or more (so called) PVPers will happen along and destroy your shelter, steal/destroy all your stuff, leaving you with nothing but the clothes on your back when you log in again.
Very simplistic view of survival games, I know, but pretty accurate nonetheless.