wow-draenorIf you’re a World of Warcraft and have been sneakily using a bot and thinking you could get away with it, think again because there is a good chance Blizzard knows that you’ve been using it. In fact recently the developer has announced a wave of bans following players who have been detected using bots.

According to Community Manager Lore, “We’ve recently taken action against a large number of World of Warcraft accounts that were found to be using third-party programs that automate gameplay, known as “bots.” We’re committed to providing an equal and fair playing field for everyone in World of Warcraft, and will continue to take action against those found in violation of our Terms of Use. Cheating of any form will not be tolerated.”

According to GameSpot, one of the bots that has been targeted is the HonorBuddy which basically lets players run around Battlegrounds in World of Warcraft and collect honor without actually having to fight anyone. Given that honor points can be exchanged for certain items and perks in the game, it does make it tempting to farm these points using bots.

Thankfully the ban is not permanent as it is said that it will last 6 months which is admittedly rather long, but at least your characters will remain intact. This isn’t the first time Blizzard has successfully fought off bots. Previously the company won a lawsuit against a bot maker, and last year the developer of a Hearthstone bot was forced to shut down.

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