Judge MMO Magic: WoW Glider Becomes WoW Payer
Blizzard won a lawsuit against the developer of the Glider bot and now it stands to gain a nice check.
October 1, 2008
Back in July, US District Court Judge David Campbell ruled that the software didn’t follow the terms of service every player must agree to when starting to play Blizzard’s World of Warcraft MMO.
Glider was developed by Michael Donnelly and was supposed to help WoW players by performing some of the task without requiring them to be in front of the screen:
“Glider is a tool that plays your World of Warcraft character for you, the way you want it. It grinds, it loots, it skins, it heals, it even farms soul shards... without you,” reads the description.
It seems that up till now Donnelly managed to sell a little bit over 100,000 copies of its software. With every copy retailing for $25, it seems that the maker will have to borrow an additional $3,5 million to pay up the Blizzard fine. Not a very good line business, one might say.