Om du lirar Blizzards nostalgidrypande World of Warcraft Classic något så är risken stor att du stött på en och annan bot, något Blizzard nu i ett foruminlägg berättat att de försökt råda bot på. Så här skriver Blizzards talesperson i foruminlägget:
"We've recently completed a round of actions against players who were found to be cheating in World of Warcraft.
Including today's actions, over the last month in the Americas, Oceania, and Europe regions, we've closed or suspended over 74,000 WoW accounts that were found to be in violation of our End-User License Agreement 23. The majority of these were found to be using gameplay automation tools, typically to farm resources or kill enemies much more efficiently than legitimate players can."
Det bottarna sysslar med i World of Warcraft Classic kan dock ibland vara svårt att särskilja från riktiga spelare som grindar resurser och guld på ett mekaniskt om än oskyldigt vis. Blizzard fortsätter:
"Like you, we play World of Warcraft. We understand what it's like to spot a player in-game who appears to be botting. We always want to eliminate the botting player, if it can be proved that they are indeed cheating. And that raises a big difficulty in addressing this issue - we have to prove to ourselves that the accused player is not a person who's actually controlling a character with their hands on a keyboard.
We use powerful systems to determine if the suspected player is using an identifiable cheat, and our heuristics (which we do not outline publicly) are constantly improving and evolving. But when we examine a suspect and these measurements aren't out of line, we have to manually gather evidence against the accused player, which can be very time consuming and complex. It's worthwhile though, because we never want to take action against a legitimate player."
Hur länge det tar innan dessa bottar återvänder med nya konton återstår att se, men förhoppningsvis dröjer det lång, lång tid innan det händer.
Har du stött på en guldhungrig bot i World of Warcraft Classic?