So I was logging in a few minutes ago, and happened upon this WoW Optimization screen. Huh. Never seen this before...My first guess after reading the screen is there is a new "Warden" in effect. I feel, for some reason, that Blizz has just violated my laptop. In a way, I feel violated....
What makes it even funnier is that they have a nice red shiny cop light in the lower right of the page...Blizzard Patrol?
Ya'll might remember my post on SOPA/PIPA, or you might remember when I blacked out my site. I am against this type of behavior.
I know it's not good to assume anything, so maybe I am just getting fuzzy for no reason, but this pisses me off. I don't know if I am bothered that Blizzard feels I am too dumb to optimize my 'puter myself (which I am not by the way....), or if they are using this "no choice" option to prey into my files.
Of course, I do not run a bot. I do not use any 3rd party programs in game....but what do they consider 3rd party? What if I happen to have a .exe file on my 'puter but it doesn't affect WoW? Say I get pulled over for going 70 mph on the road, that's 15mph over the speed limit. Okay, I was speeding. Write me up. But just because I have a vette doesn't mean I speed, right? Or would Blizz figure that I do and will Warden gimme a ticket?
Wait, twitter alert.....
"does CKS count"? (I think he is referring to Consortium Key Sender)
Maybe yes, maybe no....I hate that I do not have an answer yet. I do not use it, but I have known about it, it's basically a key sender file...Blizz is strange. We can only wait to find out what they feel is "legit" or what is "illegal".
Searching through Battle.net, I have found little in terms of information, only questions...It may be just my "ITS A CONSPIRACY" coming out, but things like this need to be mentioned...
I will add to this post as I find more, and will re-tweet it when more is found. If you know anything about it, holler in comments!
Just googled it, and saw that WoWInsider has some info (starting to read comments now)