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HonorBuddy was one of the only reasons why I continued to "play" WoW, including almost all of my real life friends and guild mates. It wasn't uncommon to run into other people using it, and if you used it you could easily tell which player was currently a bot or actually playing.

Although, Blizzards gotta do what they gotta do, I'm sure the money won is just a bonus as Im sure the main concern was to just get them closed down.

Sometimes I found myself just watching the bots and how they interact with one another. Fascinating stuff
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False

Probably there is a gray area. If you break Law in US it does not matter where you go, you will still be prosecuted.
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Probably there is a gray area. If you break Law in US it does not matter where you go, you will still be prosecuted.

Not even a gray area. If you break a serious enough law in the US there are agents that will pursue you around the globe regardless of where you have citizenship. U.S. agents catch murderers, rapists, and corporate criminals the world over and typically have no issue with extradition.

If the outcome is you were sued for 8.7 million in the U.S. good luck getting a bank account wherever you're at. International banks are easily pressured into turning over assets owed to the U.S.

It happens far more often than some of you appear to think and I'd wager that these guys are far from safe simply because they didn't show up to court.
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It's not a waste of time or money. They have basically killed Honorbuddy (the bot from Bossland).
I have been using Honorbuddy since 2011. For everything from leveling up to using combat routines (bot using skills while I run around) to pvp and even running 3 bots for gold selling.
Bossland first removed lifetime licenses, then their 3 session 1 year option was changed to 3 sessions 3 months for the same price (€60). That price increase and also Blizzard banning every 2 or so months makes it not worth botting anymore.
And before someone starts to give me moral lessons about botting - I don't care. I never liked obeying the rules anyway.

You're like the coolest kid I know bro.
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Or your business just files bankruptcy. This won't affect their individual credit and they are free to start a new company.
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Or your business just files bankruptcy. This won't affect their individual credit and they are free to start a new company.

Blizzard did not do this for the money. They did this for the precedent in the court system. Weather they ever see a dime is irrelevant.

Yes, this company could pop up a new site, but the precedent could be used in international courts to apply pressure to company in the country they reside.

In the meantime, Blizzard will continue their bans while the sheep pay for new accounts to stick it to the man.
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Yes, this company could pop up a new site, but the precedent could be used in international courts to apply pressure to company in the country they reside.

I would just like to point out the company never took down their website, and is still selling their bots for WoW, Diablo 3, and Hearthstone.
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This is why I don't play online games, and in particular MMORPGs. Is grinding a waste of my time? Yes. Is botting to avoid the grind cheating and equally stupid? Yes.

Any game that requires dozens of hours of mundane an repetitive chores to obtain digital property is better not played. It is bad design and a waste considering everything else that I could be doing or playing instead.
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This is why I don't play online games, and in particular MMORPGs. Is grinding a waste of my time? Yes. Is botting to avoid the grind cheating and equally stupid? Yes.

Any game that requires dozens of hours of mundane an repetitive chores to obtain digital property is better not played. It is bad design and a waste considering everything else that I could be doing or playing instead.

Alas, most if not all of the (especially recent) games fall under this description, taken out of the overall context.
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Alas, most if not all of the (especially recent) games fall under this description, taken out of the overall context.

FPS and MOBA has little of that, or in other words grinding or no grinding doesn't affect the gameplay much.
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