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2-05-2009 @ 4:50PM
Sure, if you get busted botting, you should have you account deleted. That is a given. I am not going to argue against the legalities on this issue. However, there is a lot about botting that people don't know that they fill in the blanks with their imagination. First, it does take skill. It's not the same kind of skill that is involved in actually playing, but imagine setting up instructions for your toon for every action it is going to take in the next 8 hours. There is a lot of patience involved, as well as understanding of scripts and logic. So it's not accurate to call botters lazy. Any moron can buy glider and install it, but it takes a lot of work to be able to configure both glider and your toons in a way that it makes it worth it for you to use. They are a different kind of motivated, is all. Again, I'm not saying gliding is a good thing to do. If you break the TOS you should lose your account. However, glider has been around almost as long as the game itself. The fact that Blizzard isn't doing banwaves anymore and going after MDY directly shows how effective glider is as an application. It makes you wonder how it is that some guy in a garage fuigred out a way to consistently outsmart The Great Blizzard for 3 years.And as far as effect on the economy, I would take disagree with some of these comments. Gliding increases the amount of raw materials available to the community. The effect that this activity has on bringing down the prices of basic materials outweighs the effect of increased gold in circulation. The above comments reflect an assumption that botters and gold farmers are the same thing. They are not always, and that is why your economic argument doesn't work. If somebody is botting, selling their farmed materials and then holding on to their gold, then yeah, it will bring the price of items up generally. Howver, I don't think that most botters sit on their gold. That money gets injected right back into the WoW economy, increasing liquidity of gold and bringing down prices overall. I get the feeling that Blizzard knows this and this is why they take it easy on botters (no banwaves in a year) and instead goes at MDY.
2-06-2009 @ 12:24PM
That is a nice lengthy comment you wrote out, sadly, it doesn't deserve more than a "lulz" in response.
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