Why does accessing the RobotEvents API require authentication?

I’m pretty confused on why the RobotEvents API requires you to have a token.
I understand if it was like in the beta stages, but it’s been out for quite a few years.
And also it authenticates you really quickly.
Is there a definite reason why this auth token system is still in place?

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I think it’s mainly there so they can add in a rate limiter. This allows them to easily prevent a user from sending a large number of requests and potentially causing a server crash. It can also be used to keep a log of which requests are made and who sent them.

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