Alls Fair in Love and the World of Warcraft

By: Wain Roy

Like they all say, it's fair to be a little unfair in love and war. Obediently, most of today's WoW (World of Warcraft) gamers have taken recourse to all the 'naughty' means of cheating the game and leveling up to their advantage. A game so widely popular in the US, Europe, China and South Korea, has created just as much history in the number of hacks and cheats it has under its name.

The WoW makers, Blizzard Entertainment, keeps a tab on all such cheats and bots associated with the game and are actively upfront nullifying these the moment these are identified. However, the hacks and exploits are released again with modifications easy enough to dupe the Blizzard. So this war goes on-the unflinching hacks and the watchful warden (Blizzard's combat program) carry on their tasks of ousting each other.

Hacking in this WoW world is nothing new. It was even there when the game was introduced. A program called cosmos helped players do a lot from inside. This was so alarmingly detrimental to the game economy that it led to the creation of warden, which is responsible for identifying and stopping such unfair programs.

Unfolding in the land of Azeroth, as the gamers move on to conquer levels after levels with their skills and weapons, the ways to cheat the game is always on their mind. Some of the World of Warcraft hacks released to date has fallen apart, detected by the Blizzard. One of these was the BWH, a teleport hack. This enabled players to transport to any location in the game with the help of coordinates. However, the warden is now programmed to detect it and subsequently ban the World of Warcraft account using it.

The hacks and cheats are continuously created to reduce chances of getting caught by the Blizzard. There are WoW speed-hacks, which enhances the character speed allowing the player to move faster than the predefined speed. Teleport hacks are little risky now, after the BWH case and can result in a ban on your account. Map hacks help the player get a bird's eye view of the game, showing positions of all players and monsters. This is also detectable by the server. Then there are and exploits for those who want to do things outside the rules of the game. The WoW guides help those gamers who want to play it fair, but with a slight advantage. And there's the WoW bots to play for the players when things get very boring while leveling up.

With all these, the players become more powerful and get an edge over the rest. When adrenaline is high on the warfront, it doesn't hurt to be a bit unfairly competitive!

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