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November 15th, 2005
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The next "Sony"?
I went to add eeedge's characters to my friends list while I was thinking about it, but have to download the newest patch before I can proceed.

From WoW's patch 1.8.3 "ReadMe" blurb:  the Blizzard Launcher also scans for Trojan viruses and third-party cheat programs and notifies you if it has located any on your machine.  Okay, so it's not a "RootKit," they're right out in the open, and WoW's in-game scans for 3rd party cheats have already been reported.

Maybe they should start using "captchas" in-game:  "Say the inscription below in order to receive your reward! [captcha text]."

I wonder if I'll have to accept a new Terms of Service when the updater finishes or if I've already given all my rights to my own box away.  Probably the latter, ah well.  I'm not going to wait for the updater to finish.  Time to go to work.

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From:jdotmi
Date:November 15th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
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The reason WoW is doing this is because of things like Sony's rootkit which actually allows people to cheat heavily at WoW. There have been numerous articles about this. And Blizzard has been scanning for cheats on their online games for years (since Diablo II, if not earlier). These things have been in your TOS since the game launched.
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From:happypete
Date:November 15th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)

Oh, yeah, that's a good point...

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Deliberately install Sony's rootkit (or roll your own) and hide your cheat programs from their scanner...
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From:fiddle_dragon
Date:November 15th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
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WoW has you accept a new ToS at every patch, regardless of whether or not there are changes to it.
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From:happypete
Date:November 15th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)

I noticed that...

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...because it hadn't been that long, I also noticed the little "version" header hadn't changed on either one...

like I said, they own us already.
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From:fiddle_dragon
Date:November 15th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)

Re: I noticed that...

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hehe - yep - I for one am not bothered by it because, well, I'm addicted to it :P
From:fornorald
Date:November 15th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Maybe they should start using "captchas" in-game

Wouldn't help against most Gold Farmers, since there's a real person sitting behind that character.
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From:happypete
Date:November 15th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)

What's...

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...a Gold Farmer?
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From:eeedge
Date:November 15th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
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So what's the character's name?
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From:happypete
Date:November 15th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)

Eepp

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I hope I can replicate the spelling Morthalthainn, IIRC....

Not sure what possessed me to pick such a bizarre name, and then when I went in game, one of the NPC's (that I'd never met elsewhere) had nearly the same name!
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From:liakela
Date:November 15th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
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Yay for more WoWers!

Me and my gang are on Staghelm server.. my main character is Catriona. Lemme know if I should keep an eye out for you!
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From:happypete
Date:November 15th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)

Blast...

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I'm not going to have time for more than one or two characters, if that...

So far I'm on Silver Hand (HappyPete) and Medivh (Morthalthainn)
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