The creators of HonorBuddy have announced war on Blizzard, and are getting ready to invade World of Warcraft against the developer’s wishes.
HonorBuddy is a popular World of Warcraft bot which allows players to do a lot of activities, without actually lifting a finger themselves.
The bot, as the name implies, can be used to pick herbs, mine mineral deposits, even take part in Battlegrounds. Players have also been actively using HonorBuddy to farm honor points in PvP.
“We will soon release Honorbuddy again,” staff member “Bossland” said in a post on the official Honorbuddy forum. “Again, we will give no guarantee and we have never given a guarantee, that our software is immune to detection or bans.”
Blizzard was able to successfully detect the bot in-game and reported to have banned around 100,000 players who were using it.
The creators believe that their client was detected via “malware-type hidden software,” which scanned the systems for software that violates the World of Warcraft’s terms of service. They also went on record to dispute Blizzard’s claims, saying that “there has never been that many active Honorbuddy users,” and so 100,000 bans is a stretch.
HonorBuddy is now looking at a return by the end of the week.