Olorinus, I realize most people dont give a frack about windower. As long as people come in stamping their feet about the EULA and breaking it is super bad as the basis of their argument against cheating, then I will bring up windower because it breaks it too. The EULA (should be called CYOA) is not some supreme law of the land that SE frets about if broken. Its their to cover SEs **** if they **** you off, wrongfully ban you, or whatever. You can't come back all huffy and sue/bother them if something happens because you clicked the accept button on their terms. There are lots of valid arguments about cheating, but this blanket idea that breaking the eula is the reason its bad is weak. If there was a stoplight at the end of a deadend street that never turned green and I lived on that street, law be damned I'm going to work. If I can't alt tab eula be damned I'm going to my **** site! There are times something may be technically rule breaking, but not bad. If there's a gunman at the pool I better walk away because the sign says no running. This obsession with the letter exactness of the eula is absurd.
There is not a team of guys at se banging their heads against a wall trying to figure out how to track and ban windower users. I'd bet money if you asked a few devs off the record if they even care that people are modding their game via windower they wouldn't give 2 sh*ts. The EULA just makes sure there is a way out Scot free if se **** you off to much. They aren't spending dev dollars to combat windower. No game company uses the EULA as their constitution. Its thereto 'reserve the right' to do controversial things, mass ban rmt, and cover their **** I the delete your sh*t for any reason.
Edited, Jul 5th 2012 4:46pm by Banalaty