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Posted: Oct 11th 2008 7:51PM Coldbrand said

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...What?

Posted: Oct 11th 2008 7:53PM (Unverified) said

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Translation issue.

"As part of The9's ongoing war against add-ons, they introduced anti-plugin software in 2004."

"Game plugins are to add plugin programs to game programs to improve all the functions by intercepting and recomposing the data sent to game servers from games. The plugin software can help game players to upgrade to a higher level easily."

This would refer to haxx and bots.... not addons.

You may want to click all of your links.

That was from your link "anti-plugin software in 2004"

Posted: Oct 11th 2008 9:14PM (Unverified) said

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From the article:
"A plugin (or “addin”, “addon”) is a computer program which resides on the user’s computer that interacts with a host application (a web browser or virtual world interface, for example) to provide extra functionality. Game plugins like those associated with World of Warcraft improve gameplay by intercepting and recomposing the data sent to game servers from games. Hundreds, if not thousands, of plugins exist for the U.S. version of World in Warcraft. Of course, choosing whether to use a plugin is left to the discretion of the gamer. Many gamers swear by the increased functionality provided by plugins…after all, only n00bs would use the user interface provided by the software."
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Posted: Oct 11th 2008 8:09PM (Unverified) said

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No sir, I would not... Adding to my massive amount of add-ons without breaking the entire thing is just another layer of game play to me.

I just love tweaking my interface. The move to WAR has left me with an empty feeling in that regard.

Posted: Oct 11th 2008 9:03PM (Unverified) said

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Curse has quite a few addons up. I am running nearly 20 atm. I can't imagine playing a WP without Squared, Whiny Spell Timer, Vertigo, etc.
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Posted: Oct 12th 2008 3:43AM (Unverified) said

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I know, I'm running those as well. It's just not nearly as good as I'm used to in WoW. Even with several mods running, the interface is still clunky.
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Posted: Oct 12th 2008 10:57PM (Unverified) said

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True that. It's meh, but hopefully it'll improve.
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Posted: Oct 11th 2008 11:52PM (Unverified) said

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http://www.dailywarcraft.com/world-of-warcraft/chinese-gamer-sued-for-using-wow-add-on/ should be the actual source for the article as it is a verbatim copy.

Your source you quoted is using addon in the term we in America and EU do. The actual translation is Plug-in which often and usually encompasses bots and cheats.

If you're going to copy another blog verbatim, at least verify it.

Posted: Oct 12th 2008 12:10AM (Unverified) said

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Actually this is a leech site copying us. If you mouse over their links, you'll see they're all pointing back to Massively.Thanks for pointing this one out though, so we can take proper action.
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Posted: Oct 12th 2008 5:57AM (Unverified) said

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You honestly do not, at any point, think translation may be the issue here? Even though the so-called anti-plugin software has written Warden all over it? Wow O_o

Posted: Oct 12th 2008 8:08AM (Unverified) said

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Sorry about confusing the leech site, but it is a translation issue.

"As part of The9's ongoing war against add-ons, they introduced anti-plugin software in 2004,"

This coincides with the release of Warden.

The original article describes "plug-ins" correctly, but your source stretches the translation to include UI addons.

We'll just call this reverse Engrish.
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Posted: Oct 14th 2008 9:01AM (Unverified) said

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I was about to say that this is insanity, but obviously something was lost in translation.

Addon's are legal, so that's good, I support them and their use.

Botting though, spank those jerks in court.

Posted: Oct 14th 2008 2:38PM toychristopher said

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no I would not play wow without add ons.

i probably wouldn't even be able to.

Posted: Oct 14th 2008 2:50PM (Unverified) said

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Im pretty sure this is rediculous, End game raiding is LITERALLY impossible without using addons unless your a hunter a lock or a mage

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