Well, it’s like they say, “Cheaters never win.” Or at least, they never win on the long run. When it comes to cheating in video games, there’s always someone facilitating some hack, or bot, or other cheat to players so that they can get the edge on other players. Often times, you have to pay to get the best cheats, which is where a certain cheat developing company comes in. German company Bossland, who has been making a good profit making hacks and bots for some Blizzard titles, as well as other games.
Blizzard sued the company for damages to their title, as well as copyright infringement, and a court ruling (as noted by BBC) has determined that Bossland owes Blizzard $8.6 million dollars, plus the cost of legal fees. So basically $8.7 million.
The basis of the claim was actually rather simple:
“The Bossland hacks destroy the integrity of the Blizzard games, thereby alienating and frustrating legitimate players and diverting revenue from Blizzard to defendants,” said Blizzard in court.
Quite frankly, they’re right, the game has enough issues from standard problems like balancing issues without having to worry about cheaters messing things up for players around the world. Though Bossland has maintained that some of what they did wasn’t illegal, Blizzard won out by noting that they took the code of the game and used it against players.
For example, one of their more popular hacks was giving players the ability to see not only where enemy players were, but to see their health and other stats without even having to be close to them. Any one of these is a big boost to players and their advantage in the game, and that’s not even going into the bots that are made.
The irony here is that Bossland claims to not have made anywhere close to the damages Blizzard has said they did, even making a forum post about it a while back.
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