World of Warcraft Honor Farming Guide

Bug Exploitations

We have a top notch Quality Assurance team who tirelessly stamp out bugs and design inconsistencies within World of Warcraft. However, a handful of trained professionals can never isolate and resolve each and every bug in such a deep and complex game accessed simultaneously by thousands of players. You may come across the occasional bug during your adventures. Some bugs are minor and do not affect game play, but sometimes these bugs can be used to provide an unfair advantage to certain players or affect the service itself.

Abuse of Game Mechanics

The distinction between exploiting bugs and abusing game mechanics is a fine one. While bug exploitation involves the abuse of what is essentially a programming mistake, the abuse of game mechanics is the act of taking advantage of the limitations of the World of Warcraft game systems. Since the line between the sanctioned use and the abuse of game mechanics is sometimes unclear, we prefer to educate players before taking any action against the account being used.

Unapproved Third Party Software

A third party program is any file or program that is not a part of the World of Warcraft software, but is used to gain an advantage in the game, such as increasing your movement speed or teleporting from one place to another beyond what is allowed by game design. It also includes any programs that obtain information from the game that is not normally available to the regular player or that transmit or modify any of the game files. Normally, this classification does not include UI modifications, except those UIs that require an external application to function.

Any external applications that are used in conjunction with World of Warcraft can cause quite a few unwanted side effects. Some of the major possible results of the use of third party programs can be instability of the game to the point that a player “crashes” from the game quite often. External programs can also be used to transmit viruses, spyware, and other unwanted programs into a player’s computer. Third party programs can also be used to obtain information from the player’s computer, such as account, password, and personal information. ‘

The Legit ANTI-AFKER

The Virtual Keyboard / Windows Macro User

The windows macro recorder is a fine tuned honor farming skill. It requires running WoW in windows mode and then perfecting windows clicks so that it lines up with where things are inside World of Warcraft. It does not modify or even use World of Warcraft in anyway, but merely records click positions in windows (so what if World of Warcraft coincidentally is the active window on your pc). Virtual keyboard can be used to keep yourself from going afk to gain honor but I have not figured this one out entirely yet.

The Nostromo N52 / Gravis Gamepad User

Using input devices to farm honor, such as, the Nostromo N52 and Gravis gamepads is not a violation of the Terms of Use for World of Warcraft. It does in no way modify the game or any of its files. Having said that there are several ways to use the gamepad to farm honor. You can set either of these devices to autofire or turbo the space bar at an interval or none at all to keep yourself from going afk while getting honor. If you manually are joining BG’s and at your PC then you are not away from key and you do not have an unfair advantage over other players because you are earning 1/2 the honor of someone who participates in a BG for the same time spent at the PC, which is a disadvantage in getting honor if you ask me. These are quite controversial honor farming techniques of course.

The Hardcore Forum Reader

You can always read forums and manually alt tab to World of Warcraft and move while farming honor. This is a tedious task and easy to forget that you are logged in. I much prefer that I sit and make sure that my N52 is getting honor for me. Oftentimes I turn the TV on or play on my other PC while I leave it getting honor.

The Illegal ATNI-AFKER

Windows Macro Recorder

While recording mouse clicks in windows and keyboard stroke isn’t directly against the Terms of Use for World of Warcraft. Setting up a macro and then going to sleep for 8 hours while farming honor or letting it continuously join battlegrounds to get honor by itself and keep you from going AFK definitely is a good way to farm honor but against the EULA. With a windows macro recorder you can load WoW up, tell it to record your clicks then go through all the regular motions of clicking the battleground master, clicking join battle, and entering the battle. Then you put it on loop. Make sure that you zoom your camera in and stand very close to the battle master because you will return to that same position when you leave the battleground. What happens then is you join battlegrounds, when they end you want to make sure you don’t’ record clicking “leave battleground” (waiting the 2 minutes for it to manually kick you out lessens the chance you will continuously join with the same crowd and be reported). You’ll exit the battleground and since you have put your macro on loop, it will eventually click back into the Battleground on its own.

Add-ons, Scripts, Third party software

There are a variety of these things that allow you to cheat, hack, and modify World of Warcraft game files and definitely take an unfair advantage over other players. All of these can get your account permanently suspended. If you are going to be an Illegal ANTI-AFKER at least use a Windows Macro Recorder. It is not detectable and requires someone to first report you then for a Game Master to come witness you being AFK. Remember, the first offense is only a 3 hour ban? Isn’t that worth the potential of up to a weeks worth of farming honor without being at your PC? The second bad comes for 3 days and they catch you a lot faster, after awhile, illegal ATNI-AFK’ing will get you banned permanently so I only recommend you do it till the first ban.