I'm amazed at how naive I am to think that there was an add-on for botting. All these years of playing, I assumed it took some devious coding or manipulation of the game. Now I find out that people have been able to purchase the ability to bot? WTF? No deviousness, no programming, no hacking, no brainpower, just a credit card. I truly feel stupid for being so ignorant. I'm 55 years old. I thought I knew a thing or two about how the world works. Really, Blizzard, six years?
I'm sure in that in the 6 years this company has been fighting Blizzard, they've had to change their code every time Blizzard fixed whatever vulnerability was being exploited. It sounds like they're throwing in the towel because they can't keep up with the rate at which Blizzard is shutting down their exploits. From their post, they stated that the dispute "recently turned into a battlefield for hackers on Blizzard's side". So, go Blizzard for working hard to shut them down.
Good news :D
I had no idea what this was. If this is gonna be a news post for some reason, it should at least be explained what this program was. I'm glad some more scumbag botting programs are gone.
I never understood botting, really. Why would you pay a subscription for something, then buy an entirely different thing to play that subscribed thing for you? It makes no sense to me.
I read that full announcement on the site and people there are QQing about it. Seriously...?Either way, I'm glad Blizzard stopped these lazy players! No shed tears here.
Not sure why this was posted as news on wowhead. Dissapointed.
FINALLY til now i did not knew about them at all.
I am glad to hear it, so long you freaking losers! It's a game, PLAY IT! If you aren't going to play it, then BYEEE. Never bought gold, never will. No reason to support this crap.
Why is this here?
'Likely included' 'to be discontinued' wowhead act as if it was legitimate to begin with, it wasn't, they were a paid for bot and hack service.This isn't shocking coming from Malwarehead, of course.
This is a huge deal to most casual pvp players. Not the fact that it's against the ToS but that Blizz is actually stopping it. Personally, I'm really excited about it. It allowed them to afk for long periods of time in a bg and take the spot of a player that could have actually contributed to help win.
The gatherer in me is glad the pool of botters is starting to shrink, but the goblin in me is sad to see the inevitable price jump of herbs/ore because of this :PBut in all seriousness, it's satisfying to see a large group dedicated to botting like them formally admit defeat. Unless it's all a ruse...... :/