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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.
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