Blizzard’s law war moves forward. Not long ago, the company reissued legal discussions with a German company who has been making profit off the gaming giant for quite some time. Blizzard has engaged in this battle once more, promising its players that the right gaming environment will be provided for them in all of the company’s games. The issues caused by bots will persist no longer and justice will be served.
The German company that Blizzard is fighting is known as Bossland. Developers within this company have created multiple bots that aid players who “want to get better at the game” in all of Blizzard’s great titles. If you are wondering what the specific titles are, we are talking about World of Warcraft, Diablo III and Heroes of the Storm. The bots practically play the game for the player. A player just needs to pay for the software and from then on he or she can let the bot do everything for them.
But how did this entire process end up with a lawsuit? Blizzard’s legal team practically stroke a deal with a freelancer who was working for Bossland and got the Stormbuddy bot. Then Zwetan Letschew, the Bossland CEO, came forward and said that Stormbuddy is the company’s property and should not just be given away in that manner. He accused Blizzard of making a “shady move”.
But the context is only favourable to Blizzard. The Stormbuddy has been a source of controversy for years since players have been reporting it on the Heroes of the Storm forums over and over again. It was not enough that Blizzard did not create a proper matchmaking system for Heroes, but you would often get matched with a bot who might have been there for the single purpose of farming gold, not participating in team fights and ruining the entire game experience for all the players.
The same goes for Diablo III and World of Warcraft. Imagine that there have been players paying a subscription and faithfully logging on every day to do quests and play according to the rules in order to make gold and enjoy the game, yet they would compete with mindless bots who would do the same thing 1000 times a day and would end up earning more gold than any fair player would in weeks, or even months.
Blizzard’s law war moves forward and they have every right to continue. As long as bots were sold for money and the company lost thousands of players, Bossland should answer for their cheats.
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