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9-22-2010 @ 11:05PM
I agree with Marcko in that I don't think this implicitly breaks the ToS. Once set in motion, it requires considerable babysitting to ensure success and the vast majority of the population wouldn't have the available stock or gold reserves to use this on a large scale. As has been stated numerous times on the "Call to Auction" podcast, however, the ToS is intentionally vague and this addon does seem to be against the spirit of the game. It won't last long once it hits the streets en masse.
9-23-2010 @ 7:56AM
Except for the whole "one in-game action per button press" rule that has been stated many times. This pretty clearly violates that, regardless of how much babysitting it requires to be successful. Technically a bot that makes you automatically /silly every 15 seconds for 1 minute can get you banned even though it doesn't do anything unfair.
9-23-2010 @ 8:56AM
And there's the rub. The ToS is so vague about what is and is not botting that something as simple as your /silly example could be botting, and could get a person banned. This I definitely agree with you about.I look at it more like the autorun feature built into WoW, however. You could theoretically push one button, then leave the game as you run in a straight line across the map, uncovering areas and gaining experience and possibly achievements. But in reality a person couldn't actually step away without checking back in to make sure that things are flowing smoothly. The addon seems similar. It runs you in essentially a straight line, but the user is most definitely going to have to step back in to run their toon manually to the mailbox to pick up the bought out stock, then run back to put the process in motion all over again.Is it going to get the banhammer? Almost certainly, because I think that Blizzard will feel that it's uncompetitive and unfair. But botting? I think that might be pushing it.
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