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5-07-2008 @ 4:14AM
from my understanding of how glider works, it doesn't even breach the EULA of WoW, let alone copyright law. At best it may breach things like the DMCA, but even then it's not clear cut. As much as it pains me to say it, it looks more like blizzard are trying to force glide in to submission, rather than legally aiming for what's right.I don't agree with what glide does, but if what it does is within the realms of law, and EULAs i would advise blizzard to ignore it, and stop drawing media attention to this product, and maybe look at making its use obsolete? How?I think glide's main use to a certain type of person, is to allow them to level alts, where they don't want to run through the same content again, and again. other MMOs have the ability where, once you have a character of a certain level, you can create another one of the same level, thus nullifying the whole level grind, add to this a character creation cap to limit how many alts created this way, and you have a flexible way of allowing players to try out new classes, and non-low level game content. Look at what blizz has tried to do to halt the need for farmed gold? honor, reputation, decent gear in the expansion, gear bought through BoP badges. there's less emphasis on gold, and in the same way there needs to be less emphasis on the low level grind for alts. 2.3 was a nice start, but it needs more.
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