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
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
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.