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Blizzard Ganks Botting Software Company

Let me guess… we all love bots, right? Those programs that automated your character for leveling, farming, BGs, and whatever? Set up a program and AFK your way to honor, loot, and glory, right? Right? Ok, ok, stop with the rotten tomatoes already. It looks like Blizzard got the courts to agree that there was a large, deliberate “interference with contract” violation or somesuch going on. As a result a company which made $300k selling botware now gets to pony up $7 million to Bliz. Blizzard wins $7M judgment in World of Warcraft bot lawsuit Blizzard Entertainment has prevailed in a…

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Has WoW Killed Off the Other MMOs?
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Has WoW Killed the MMO Genre?

Every time a new MMO is released a bunch of people hop onto their soapboxes and announce that it’s the New WoW Killer. It’s the game that will put World of Warcraft on it’s massive butt, blah blah blah. Naturally they’re wrong and naturally all those games have either died or become pretty much “free to play.” So here’s a different tale on the question, from The Escapist: Has WoW Has Killed the MMO Genre? The boss of new MMO Firefall thinks that World of Warcraft made MMOs “too accessible.” “Sometimes I look at WoW and think ‘what have we…

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Mists of Pandaria Cinematic Trailer

The Powers That Be (Blizzard) have unleashed the Official Trailer for Mists of Pandaria. I think it’s pretty cool and, by Hellscream’s knuckles, I wish the in-game characters looked that good. Patch 5.3 maybe? So what’s your take?

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Blizzard was Hacked, Security Update

Some of Blizzards servers were broken into. Blizzard has issued a press release. Here it is, in full, links have been removed. See the source pages for Bliz links. Credit cards and other important data do not seem to have been compromised. Players and Friends, Even when you are in the business of fun, not every week ends up being fun. This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard. We quickly took steps to close off this access and began working with law enforcement and security experts to investigate what…

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So You Think You Can Write?

Can you write well enough to impress Blizzard? The idea is that you put all you buffs on (Mtn. Dew, Pizza, etc.) and find a cozy, quiet dungeon where you can be undisturbed. For awhile. What you would be doing is writing epic prose that will be submitted to Blizzard for consideration in their writing contest. Can you write well enough to impress them? These are the rules and while it’s too late for 2011, save that page and enter for 2012. There’s no reason that you can’t start your efforts  now. Who knows? It might be the start of your path to…

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Is there Still a WoW Community?

Bumped into this via a Facebook post… MMO Melting Pot asks: Pretty much everyone who plays WoW has had the “WoW stranger” experience, right? You’re at a bar, or a cafe, or a work conference, and you’re talking about WoW. Or you’re wearing something WoW-related. Or you overhear another conversation. And the next thing you know, someone’s asked you if you play WoW, or vica versa, and you’re engaged in a long, detailed conversation about the game. … Do you think of WoW as a single community? Do you have anything in common with the people on the far side…

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