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9-23-2010 @ 5:20AM
@Oriflame "Yeah, this really looks like an epic way to look to a GM exactly like you're using glider." Glider sends a keypress to WoW through an external application, simulating a hardware event. Older versions did a /script PostButton:Click() (note that won't work, just using "PostButton" as an example) which Blizzard should be able to recognize over an actual keypress. The last version quit using this functionality and just calls the direct function of the Quick Auctions addon, similar to how QA calls the "PostAuction" (again, just pulling names from a void) function of the WoW API.@Skrotus "Simulating clicks? How can anyone think this operates within the rules? Why is wowinsider advertising such an obviously illegal addon? I'm just a little shocked. Editorial control, please!"Again, sorry for the confusing text. It merely activates the keypress event bound to the button, it doesn't really click it but it would give the exact same results.@Sleutel "I look forward to a slew of suspensions and bans with girlish glee."I have yet to see any record of bans occuring for using such addons. It's a know fact addons used to speak cross-faction are illegal and WILL get you banned, but I have yet to find a single record of the use of any other addons resulting in a ban.@Heilig "Or, instead of using it, you can petition GM's and email the Blizzard hack report email to try to get them to break such an obviously unfair addon. The only reason it's not broken yet is because not a lot of people use it and it doesn't impact a lot of people."Precisely. I feel like Basil's post is here not to encourage the use, but to get the addon functionality disabled. This is one of my wishes too, I would much prefer an AH where I'd have to post no more than once every 4 hours (preferably even longer) rather than have to keep my other account logged in all day long but my realm has been plagued with campers doing similar activity and if I find it impossible to beat them (and Blizzard doesn't want to investigate it), then I'll join them as well as I could without risky my account.@Hih, thanks for verifying it again, and again. ;)Again, Blizzard can just set a flag to shut this specific addon down and it only requires a server restart to take effect. To disable similar functionality within other addons would require them to change a similar flag, but that would probably require a tiny patch (similar to AVR).
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