Blizzard bans popular World of Warcraft bot

Blizzard has issued temporary bans to a large number of World of Warcraft players using bots.

Josh Allen, World of Warcraft community manager confirmed that the company has “recently taken action against a large number of accounts that were found to be using third-party programs that automate gameplay,” according to a post on the official World of Warcraft forums.

One of the popular bots that are getting cracked down on is HonorBuddy, which runs around collecting honor in PvP without engaging anyone. The bot claims to have over 200,000 registered users.

“We’re committed to providing an equal and fair playing field for everyone in World of Warcraft. [Blizzard] will continue to take action against those found in violation of our Terms of Use. Cheating of any form will not be tolerated.”

-Blizzard

Bashiok, another World of Warcraft community manager, further clarified that any program that automates the playing of WoW breaks Blizzard’s terms of use on Twitter.

“Botting is defined as automation of any action, not just character movement. If a program is pressing keys for you, you’ve violated the [Terms of Use].”

-Bashiok, in a tweet

Source: GameSpot

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