Says something about the state of the game when players would rather use a bot to play it then actually playing it. But eh, $7 million is nothing to sneeze at, looks like blizz has found a new revenues stream :P
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Now, I know Blizz can have a quick trigger on some stuff. A guildmate of mine who enjoys working the AH and as such has a bunch of gold offered a gold incentive for downing a raid boss we were having some trouble with. Basically, he offered 30K gold on a random roll to the group if we got the boss down on the next pull. Which we did, and he transferred the 30K to the winner of the roll. The next day he found his account locked as he was suspected of selling the gold. It was all straightened out, but Blizz did act fast to lock him down.
Also already had the "Insane" title so obviously farming is not hard for me. I enjoy it.
cost of doing business
the other side of this dynamic (at least for gather-botting) is that there is apparently a huge demand from players for gold which they pay for with cash. That mentality honestly baffles me, but that doesn't mean it isn't true.
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And the 7 millions will be invested into people, who will make sure there are no bots in the actual game.
Oh wait, the sheep pay anyway, never mind.. lets PARTY!!!!!
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just playing devils advocate here, but imo blizz is doing this the wrong way.
these companies have every right to make and sell their products, blizz should persecute the users, not the providers.
if these bots are so obvious, then the accounts using them should be easily flagged and closed. end of story.
its the WoW users who enter into an agreement to play WoW on blizz servers. not the bot designers.
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Won't make a difference in the slightest. For us players that is, I am sure Blizzard's bank will notice the dollars.
1) It's easier to go after one software company than potentially 10's of thousands of users.
2) Users are only violating the ToS. The makers of the software are profiting from misuse of a Blizz product. Its a much easier case to win.
Blizzard was too soft, in my opinion.
Glad that they are taking the fight up still, but the ways of laws around the world slows the fight down. But I would say, if they were to shut something down, then they should crush them completely. 7.000.000 dollars are just too little, they should have tried to be more brutal - demand way more. I mean, heck, this company still have their servers. They should be able to take as much as they want to deconstruct the botting industry.
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Just the ancient reason like buying gold. There wouldn't be gold sellers if there wasn't a demand for it, and there wouldn't be a demand for it if there wasn't a service offering it.
How unfortunate. I used PG for as long as it was free on the Mac, and SB for a few months. PG was hands down the best one I've ever seen. Ah well. There is still a laundry list of bots out there that Blizzard can't even touch, so I'm not worried.
Also, for the record, taking down bots on a legal scale is something completely new and uncharted in the legal world, something that pretty much only Blizzard has done, and Blizzard is taking full advantage of it. Blizzard is basically hand writing the rules involved as they go along, and the legal system is just taking it as-is. I think this is total BS, and something should be done about it. Especially if you look back at the legal documents for the other bots they've taken to court, anyone with half a brain cell can clearly see that Blizzard feeds the Judge line after line of complete bullshit, but the Judge doesn't know any better and just assumes that, since Blizzard is a big company full of computer geeks, they know what they're talking about.
It is a new field within the legal system, that is why someone has to step up and actually fill in the blanks.