Blizzard Leisure has received a lawsuit in opposition to a World of Warcraft bot firm for $7 million.
In response to a report on GamesIndustry, the swimsuit was initially filed by Blizzard Leisure in opposition to Ceiling Fan Software program in December 2011. Ceiling Fan Software program was allegedly behind numerous World of Warcraft bots, together with Shadow Bot and Pocket Gnome.
A California Court docket has ordered Ceiling Fan Software program to stop operations and pay Blizzard Leisure $7 million in damages. A press release posted on the Ceiling Fan Software program web site cites “two years of authorized battles” by the organisation to “each pursue our proper to function and our buyer’s proper to play WoW as they select”.
Ceiling Fan Software program is accepting donations to help with “excellent authorized charges”.
Guardian firm Activision Blizzard revealed a drop in World of Warcraft subscribers earlier this yr. Despitedipping to 7.7 million energetic gamers, the writer revealed that the sport stays the preferred subscription-based MMO on the planet.
Subscribers for World of Warcraft peaked at over 12 million in October 2010. The unique World of Warcraft sport was launched in 2004, and was adopted by 4 enlargement packs: Burning Campaign, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria.
A movie adaptation of the Warcraft universe is scheduled to start filming in 2014.