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Hackers use exploit to massacre entire cities in World of Warcraft

By Shawn Knight
Oct 8, 2012
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  1. "I wish I could do that in EvE every time I saw an AFK bot miner."

    Why does it matter what time of day you do it? (and why would anyone, even AFK whoever he is, mine bots?)
     
  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,930   +569

    Well, this news is just as useful to us as that rocket to the coyote - yahoo!
     
  3. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    This is great!!!! I agree the money farmers need to have this happend to them!!! Maybe Bliz should instigate a system similar to this to take out the chinese money bots. Or the AFK botters. Either way it would be great to see!
     
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 977   +87

    Gold sellers do a little bit of good and bad... They setup farming bots and supply the auction house with things that some would rather not farm on their own. Unless you like to farm, then they're annoying paladins using a scroll of resurrection account and are farming all your ore. When Blizzard shuts them down you can watch the supply drop off the AH and the prices climb to the unaffordable. It's an interesting market.
     
  5. BrianBlaze

    BrianBlaze TS Rookie

    I 100% Agree this is not a hack just a bug someone found before Blizzard did lol Kind of like how yo uare not a hacker if you find a script online and use it haha
     
  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,286   +232

    And, let's be brutally honest here... Gold miners add to the population numbers that Blizzard can parade through the media, and put consistently reliable subscription money into their coffers. So, it's not really in Blizzard's best interests to spend the time and resources in thwarting gold miners, until they begin causing some kind of tangible and provable damage to the population or Blizzard's profit margins.
     
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,128   +731

    And it's not like Blizzard can easily hop on over to China and knock on the door of one of these gold farming operations with the cops and make them stop.

    My favorite part was Jadd saying "Those who didn?t enjoy the attacks should blame Blizzard for not fixing it faster" Couldn't have possibly been your fault, right Jadd? What a D-bag.
     
  8. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    Its called Incompetence, any one who had played WoW know that blizz is ran by a group of down monkeys, even if it was hacking there is a lot of not-hacking crap on the 12 years old fat cow.
     
  9. Did they died?
     
  10. It's just a game after all and **** happens.
     


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