Glide is frustrating, according to the game developers

By Calin Ciabai, Games Editor

March 28, Softpedia

Usually, big companies are the ones getting sued for various (and generally stupid) reasons, but this time things are different: World of Warcraft creators, Blizzard, are suing Michael Donnely,
a guy that created the so-called MMO Glider program that automatically performs different in-game tasks (fighting, for example).

According to BBC, both sides have submitted legal summaries to a court in Arizona: Blizzard claims that the Glide software bot infringes the company's copyright and potentially damages the game, while Mr. Donnely says he was offended by the company's "audacious threats". What is this bot about?

Well, its main purpose is, as we said earlier, to perform different tasks in the game automatically. According to Blizzard, the software infringes copyright because it copies the game into RAM in order to avoid detection by WoW's anticheat software. Also, a company rep said that "Blizzard's designs expectations are frustrated, and resources are allocated unevenly, when bots are introduced into the WoW universe, because bots spend far more time in-game than an ordinary player would and consume resources the entire time."

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