Blizzard Wins $6M in World of Warcraft Bot Case

Adding to its existing mountain of money, World of Warcraft developer Blizzard has been awarded $6 million due to MDY Industries' sales of the controversial MMO Glider software, reports BBC News.

The software, which sold for $25, allows players to automate actions and gain experience while not actively playing the PC MMO. Back in July, the court ruled that bot author Michael Donnelly had violated World of Warcraft's license agreement. nope

Approximately 100,000 copies of the MMO Glider software are believed to have been sold. Combined with the software's $5 optional subscription, Blizzard believes Donnelly made at least $2.8 million.

Though the $6 million payout may seem extravagant, the BBC claims that the court's ruling denied Blizzard's motion to double or triple the overall amount.