This Story was Featured on:
DCUO On Next Gen, Blizzard Wins Suit, Merc Elite and more! | The Daily XP October 22nd
Today marks a monumental event in MMO gaming history as Blizzard emerge victorious in a lawsuit against a World of Warcraft bot company. Blizzard originally filed the lawsuit back in December of 2011 claiming that Ceiling Fan Software, the developers of the popular Shadow Bot and Pocket Gnome programs, had "tortiously induced Blizzard?s game players to breach a term in their contracts "
Two years of legal battles ensued before a California Court ordered the company to cease all operations and pay Blizzard $7 million dollars in damages. The official Ceiling Fan Software website has since been updated with the following message:
My Fellow Users -
We are very sorry that we can no longer offer our products and we understand that you may be concerned about this result. After more than 2 years of legal battles with Blizzard Entertainment to both pursue our right to operate and our customer?s right to play WoW as they choose, we did not prevail in the suit and have been ordered by the United States District Court in California to cease our operations.
They even have the balls to ask members for donations to help reduce legal costs. Very few developers have been successful when attempting to shut down similar services but today could mark a big change in the way the legal system addresses these concerns.
Star Trek Online, Star Wars the Old Republic, TESO and more! | The Daily XP March 7th
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Friday March 7th. Today Kirk discusses Star Wars the Old Republic, Star Trek Online and The Elder Scrolls Online.
Cryptic Go Crazy For Star Trek Online XP Weekend
Still struggling to make that Captain's Chair your own? Cryptic Studios today announced a huge experience points boost event for the award-winning free-to-play MMO, Star Trek Online.
IGN Leak Hints At ESO Beta Next Weekend
With less than a month until the official launch of The Elder Scrolls Online some may say you were being hopeful if you were expecting another beta event but if a recent IGN leak is to be believed, you could be right.
Player Housing Coming To A Galaxy Not So Far Away
Cue epic music and scrolling text introduction as Bioware have finally announced player housing for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
SMITE’s Scylla, Black Gold Online Dungeons and more! | The Daily XP March 6th
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Thursday March 6th. Today Ashley discusses SMITE, Black Gold Online and PlanetSide 2.
Reporting From The Front Lines In PlanetSide 2
Sony Online Entertainment today released the latest video from the front lines with the release of Episode 6 of the War Correspondent series.
Black Gold Online Dungeon Reveal
A new developer blog post for Black Gold Online has been released today, containing new and exciting information about the games dungeons and instances.
The Horror Of The Deep Arrives On The SMITE Battlefield
Hi-Rez Studios today released the latest addition to the deadly roster of SMITE with Scylla, the Horror of the Deep.
Albion Online Alpha Testing, World of Warplanes, World of Tanks and more! | The Daily XP March 5th
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Wednesday March 5th. Today Bethany discusses World of Warplanes, World of Tanks and Albion Online.
Take To The Skies With Update 1.2 For World Of Warplanes
Wargaming.net today announced an exciting list of contents for the impending 1.2 Update for the aerial combat MMO, World of Warplanes.