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9-22-2010 @ 10:07PM
Botting plain and simple. You do risk a ban doing this and in any case it won't last long. Good riddance.
9-22-2010 @ 10:11PM
Expanding on the above, why is WoW Insider highlighting this? What distinguishes this from a fish bot? Things like this subvert the integrity of the activities you love and ultimately derive a paycheck from. Games are constituted by rules and this clearly breaks the spirit if not the letter of WoW's. I expect better.
9-22-2010 @ 10:27PM
@seanwowinsider is a news site about wow. This is news about wow. I, for one, am glad they highlighted this, as probably very few people were aware of it before now.It's more likely to be taken care of by blizzard now that it is on the front page of wowinsider than it would have if it wasn't "highlighted" as you say.
9-22-2010 @ 10:38PM
"wowinsider is a news site about wow. This is news about wow."Wait, so identifying and portraying a bot in a positive light is news about WoW that WoW Insider ought to report? To go back to my previous example, would a similar article on any of the numerous fishing/mining bots be acceptable coverage? Should an article on these emphasize how useful they are; how much time it saves since you needn't stick around and actually interact with the game; the dangers of overflowing mail/bags?The sort of article you seem to defending - one that serves as a public service announcement for both Blizzard and the community about an exploit/bot ala Glider - is not what was written. Rather this piece is in the style of much of the other content that appears in this column, except in this case the addon in question is an automated script that doesn't require user interaction. This is positive editorial and that's what irritates me.
9-22-2010 @ 11:12PM
"This looks unfair! -- I know""I suspect it's probably not an intended use of the addon development tools provided by Blizzard."The author seems to be quite up front with the possible pitfalls of using this addon. He is simply excited about the prospects of the addon, because it does represent a significant hike in convenience for the undercutting game. Until Blizzard gives a definite go/no go on this one, the author can hardly be faulted for bringing us news that he is excited about.Furthermore, I can't really find any text that puts this in a positive light. Most of the post seems to be matter of fact information about the addon. The closest thing I can find to a positive comment about it is when he says that "it will change your life" and even then I think its a fair statement to make. Even if you don't use the addon, until it is deemed inappropriate by blizz, this one WILL change your AH life.
9-23-2010 @ 12:38AM
I have to agree with the one guy above - making this hugely popular by writing about it is good for the game. It will get it broken faster.
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