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Blizzard Versus Glider: The Motions

Last year, Blizzard decided to go after Glider (the botting program that lets you skip past the grind and get to the good stuff); Michael Donnelly, the guy behind Glider (who has apparently made nearly $2.8 million off of it) is fighting back, and now both sides have filed motions arguing their case. The summary judgment briefs and analysis have been making the rounds the past week or so: Blizzard claims that Glider infringes on the EULA of WoW by copying portions of code and is pissing of WoW players (as well as gobbling up resources), while Glider is saying that grinding to level 70 is boooooring and they're just helping players get to the fun bits. Both sides are seeking to be declared victorious without having to go through a protracted legal battle. We'll see what happens and who comes out on top.

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DRUDOG3221d ago

Seems kind of redundant to pay to play a game and then pay someone else to basically "play" the game for you just to level up. This seems reminiscent of those people cheating to get a higher gamer score. It is their money and they can do what they want with it, but I always thought that part of the fun of gaming is earning my accomplishments or getting those hard to earn things, like high level characters, on my own. Can't say I'd really want to play with people who didn't level up their character in a legitimate way.

Farsendor13220d ago

well the thing is,is that some people really like to play wow but they work have school and they don't have the time to level up like everyone else so they get left behind and they don't like it.

but you also have the people that just use the glider to farm gold and sell it for real money. which is just stupid

or you have the people that don't want to take the time in leveling up more than one character so they use glider to save time.

and the last thing and the one i hate most is people that are just too lazy to level up. but my thoughts on glider is that as long as they took out loot options they should be able to keep selling it.