Oct 9th 2010 7:37PM The reason? No. The motivation? Possibly.
Obviously with the included cancel change, it wasn't just "QA-Poster" that was the reason for the changes, as that didn't do anything of the kind. It might have been enough of a motivator for Blizzard to look into the auction house addons though.
Sep 25th 2010 5:03PM Shouldn't be hard to fight it once you recognize it. Their are multiple ways to combat it; low-wall at your threshold or if the user posts multiple items per cycle, undercut with just one and let them eat deposit cost / mailbox time.
Also I'd like to stress it doesn't always have to be my "Quick Auctions Poster"-plugin, a clever coder might have written his own private auction house mod, it may actually be done through an illegal application or perhaps it's a "Chinese camper" without similar automation but getting paid to earn gold thus posting every few minutes. I wrote this plugin AFTER I had already noticed very similar behavior from certain competitors, so there are alternative ways which might not have been made public yet.
Sep 24th 2010 6:52PM You will still have to manually hit cancel, access your mailbox, open the mail and then hit interact with the NPC and start posting button again. It's no different from any other location as it still requires you to manually do stuff.
Sep 24th 2010 5:48AM Hagu, what makes you think it's being turned inside out? You still have glyphs, you'll still have levelers, you'll still have competition, you'll still have campers, you'll still have herb farmers, all that might change are the quantity of actual sales (although I doubt it will be really that bad as you can learn more glyphs than in the past) and prices for the mats, the glyph industry won't change all that much as some try to suggest.
Sep 23rd 2010 1:23PM It's useful for many different markets as long as you know how to configure Quick Auctions, which items to specifically stack up on and how many. I can't stand glyphs and thus I haven't used it for that... ever.
Sep 23rd 2010 8:22AM Good times for your customers. :)
Sep 23rd 2010 5:31AM Campers and botters already killed it on my realm, I doubt a change like that would negatively influence it any further. Instead, I think such a change would probably make random scribes that wouldn't post thousands of glyph a day more common, which is probably what Blizzard would like to see too.
Sep 23rd 2010 5:25AM I concur. :)
Sep 23rd 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).
Sep 23rd 2010 4:52AM I suppose the text was a bit vague in the past. Basically it's nothing different from a /click command in a macro, except that it still won't allow secure code to be ran (so it remains completely legal). I changed this part out of the text to prevent confusion.