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GJ suing a guy who clearly seems like he has everything going for him. /sarcasm off
his story might just be a lie, but it's retarded to sue the developer either way.
Should they go sue the guys who made autohotkey or autoit as well? Those programs do the same thing, without the added bonus of having the scripts pre written.
But my post is probably going to be met by hundreds of angry 12 year olds who just don't get it.
To clarify: I oppose botting, I give all my friends !@#$ about it who actually do it. But suing a developer just to give the public the impression that you're "fighting botting" is a horrible horrible idea. Most serious botters make their own bots anyway.
Edited by Posid#2238 on 31/10/2012 10:52 GMT
How can they sue him?
He has done nothing against any law... just programmed a piece of code that CAN be used to break Blizzard TOS.
This is pathetic, instead of implementing measure to prevent botting, they are suing random people around the world...
Its doomed to failure because another one will do the same.
Like the state imprisoning marihuana consumers instead of focusing on how to solve drug problems on a large scale.
How can they sue him?
You answered your own question Bro, The AH can be used to make thousands of dollars, So offcourse making software for the sole purpose of making money is illegal.
How can they sue him?
Can't figure out if you're serious.
95%+(number thrown out my !@# but you get the point) of all software is made to make you money. Either it saves you time which you can used to make money. Or it makes you money directly by selling it.
You do know the majority of all selling/buying going on in the stock market is bots right? You don't see people getting banned from irl.
But I'm betting this thread is going to get closed, Blizzard is usually pretty anal about public discussion about their actions on the forums. You know, they like their image and all.
I just feel like I need to say that I actually like blizzard, this is just the kind of !@#$ you have to deal with when you're big and corporate. Legal departments trying to do everything they can, threatening etc.
Edited by Posid#2238 on 31/10/2012 11:03 GMT
You are wrong on so many levels. Every software ever made was made for the sole purpose of making money.
The wrongdoing is using the software for illegal purposes.
And there is nothing illegal in buing and selling stuff on the AH.
Its agains the Blizzard TOS, not any law.
That means Blizzard must protect itself by implementing countermeasures.
Not suing, which BTW wont solve anything because there are countless bots, some self made.
PS. I bet my barbarian with full gear that the guy wont be incarcerated. because that would be agains EU human liberties.
Edited by marsovac#2732 on 31/10/2012 11:02 GMT
It would be better if they assembled an "antibot development team", and this problem would be solved forever in a short timespan.
BUT... they dont want to solve the problem, they just want publicity, to impress idiots who think this is actually doing something good for the game and for themselves.
Offcourse not every piece of software for making money is illegal.
But this guy signed the AH TOS just like everyone else, If he breaks them, then its illegal. Offcourse everyone who breaks the TOS isnt going to get sued, But theres always one guy who gets made an example off.
I like it, if everyone who hacks, bots, dupes in their games got slapped with huge fines the hackers, botters and dupers would soon disappear.
@Blunt, that's just harsh. He broke the rules he needs to pay but your comments were crude and cruel.
Edited by Fean#2616 on 31/10/2012 11:14 GMT
im just praying they dont A take my pc or B send me to jail. I really didnt think Blizzard would ever go this far.
Love the way hes like "A take my pc, and B send me to jail..."
He's more worried about his pc being taken then going to prison :D
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