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2-04-2009 @ 8:47PM
Ever since the other recent post on WoWInsider about Glider, I've been doing some research about WoW botting. My methods were simple: Google & IRC. And I've discovered something. A lot (A LOT) of hardcore botters who bot not for just leveling toons but for heavy farming, don't give a piss about this ruling. From my understanding, many of these botting rings run their own private, unreleased bots (someone even mentioned a macro-bot which is nothing more than a waypoint system and spamming user-defined macro's on actionbars). So this might turn out to be such a hollow, hollow victory for Blizzard.Glider seemed to have been the best bot designed for mass consumption, but its shutting down seems to not matter at all for hardcore botters.Also, as someone with programming knowledge, I've found out that though making a hard can be challenging and does require patience and persistence, it can be done effectively by a single programmer. Hah. hah.
2-04-2009 @ 9:35PM
I don't think blizzard believes that they are going to stop EVERY. SINGLE. BOTTER. but like you said, they may have stopped the most widely used method of botting. I personally don't believe there are enough 'hardcore botters' to bother blizzard after the 'any idiot can download it' ways of botting are stopped.
2-04-2009 @ 9:39PM
Ah but the point I was trying to make was that the botters that are doing the most damage to the game are not these casual glider botters. They are of a different sort.Anyway, when Glider shuts down, it will be replaced. That's just the way of things.
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