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March 26th, 2008, 22:18
It seems a Legal precedent is going to be set one way or the other concerning this behavior in MMORPG's.

Mr. Donnelly has admitted to selling more than 100,000 copies of Glide which sells for $25.00 US a copy.

Blizzard suing creator of the MMO Glider program

"Blizzard is suing Michael Donnelly, the creator of the MMO Glider program, which performs key tasks in the game automatically, such as fighting.

Both sides have submitted legal summaries to a court in Arizona.

Blizzard says Glide is a software bot which infringes the company's copyright and potentially damages the game.

In its legal submission to the court last week, the firm said: "Blizzard's designs expectations are frustrated, and resources are allocated unevenly, when bots are introduced into the WoW universe, because bots spend far more time in-game than an ordinary player would and consume resources the entire time." "
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March 29th, 2008, 08:01
I hope so, I really look down on cheaters.

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April 1st, 2008, 13:22
What does it do, actually ?

I only know Glide from the 3dfx chipset, but nothing else.

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April 2nd, 2008, 03:26
It makes it so your character fights mobs and loots them for money automatically, so you dont have to do anything. Used by gold farmers.

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April 2nd, 2008, 11:36
Originally Posted by Ammon777 View Post
Used by gold farmers.
And honor farmers
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And honor farmers
But not in a very honourable way. ((Sorry, Couldn't resist!))

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April 2nd, 2008, 13:29
Thanks for the info.

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April 3rd, 2008, 09:19
So… ehh… anybody know where I can get some golds or socks?
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April 3rd, 2008, 15:09
I do I do!!

Bart and Corwin should just admit that when it gets down to it, I will have the final say.
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April 4th, 2008, 10:33
hehe, but seriously, If the game is that simple and monotomic as a bot can do it so well, isn't it a flaw of the game ?
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April 4th, 2008, 12:38
Actually, it can't do anything but run around in circles and collect loot really. There are bots doing the same in pretty much every type of farm game, from Diablo to WoW.

That doesn't mean the bots will ever get you any nice equipment or any such thing, but it will get you loads of crap items that turns into a small fortune when everything is added up.
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April 4th, 2008, 13:21
Isn't your equipment limited? if it can't run to sell those objects it would get full quite fast?
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A lot of items stack so there is plenty of room for collecting in WoW.
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April 7th, 2008, 19:41
If they just merely kill mobs and pick up the gold, they dont have any limitations, they could run that way forever without worrying about item space in backpacks, since money doesnt take backpack space.

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April 7th, 2008, 19:43
So if you have 20 computers running bots all the time, you would get a lot of gold with minimal effort, over a couple weeks. And all you would have to do is casually monitor the bots…

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April 8th, 2008, 08:46
Wow! That sounds like fun! Exactly what roleplaying is about! Casually Monitoring bots!

Ugh. MMORPG's are pure heresy. I'm going to leave this subforum
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April 9th, 2008, 09:37
You can do the same in all hack'n slash collect-loot-RPGs too (such as Diablo).
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April 10th, 2008, 15:38
Totally deveats the reasons for buying and playing the game to me. I have played WoW and getting money to buy skills, equipement, whatever, goes hand in hand with getting the levels you need to use the stuff. It is part of the RP of the game.

Bart and Corwin should just admit that when it gets down to it, I will have the final say.
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April 16th, 2008, 02:52
Same here. I dont see any point in playing the game if I bought gold with money. Its more about the immersion of the game, not about how much gold I accumulate.

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