Jabba41 wrote:Hello Humans, Orcs, Undead and Night elves.
For those of you wondering why you are unable to play that game of Legion TD, Vampirism or Dota you were so looking forward to, It is because We as Auto hosting Bot providers felt drastic measures were needed to show how much value we bring to the Warcraft 3 community. Not only do we provide a stable host for all to enjoy where we endeavor to keep the games clear of griefers and trolls but we also strive to keep games competitive by adding ranking systems and tracking your stats to ensure a more enjoyable experience.
Blizzard wants to remove Hosting bots from Warcraft 3. If they do, this is what it will be like for everyone. Fear not, for our services are only down temporarily but if we don't band together and convince Blizzard to change their mind, you will never be able to play that competitive custom game ever again.
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Jabs, to be honest i think blizzard is hoping to let warcraft 3 bnet die off or at least minimize users to just playing ladders which will in-turn save alot of cost incured from high data servers and maintenance.
Currently warcraft 3 is at sale for just about $10 which definitely isn't making them substantial monetary gain for the effort, or maybe it's even considered an liability.
There is actually alot of tellsigns leading to this, firstly they started updating patches really frequently after years and years of non-updates corrupting some maps here and there especially for customs.
Secondly, through the process of all these updates, they also started banning quite alot of users with shared cdkeys. I saw many complaint to Blizzard but instead of helping the complainant, their only reply was to purchase a new set of warcraft 3. There is only 2 outcome with this, a portion of casual players who feels that they are wrongfully banned might quit or they will just purchase a new set. both outcomes is in Blizzard's favor.
Lastly, I'm pretty sure that Blizzard knows very well what hosting bot brings onto the table and all the advantages it has. However, they are still trying to ban it, why is this so? There are no clear disadvantages for hosting bots, but the advantages of hosting bots especially those with a regulating community is really clear cut even to an average joe.
I really hope ent will get back online asap, to be utterly honest, by taking the bots offline, all we did was give Blizzard the statistics of how effective it is to kill off warcraft 3 with a simple hosting bots ban. I feels as though we're actually walking into their trap