mkenobi wrote:Macro players are cheaters, it doesn't matter what you think about, they are cheaters. Every app external to the game not licensed by the developer you use that are not your hands (on a mouse) or fingers (touching screen) is cheat. Macros, clickers, hacks, whatever.
Macro players aren't an exploitation of a fail in the game like manipulate the matchmakinjg with mini bases is -- there is nothing wrong in building mini bases because nothing in the game orders you to build every item, or says you have to upgrade and max out everything.
Mini bases aren't cheating because you are playing the game, but macro players using mini bases with apps to automatize loadouts and attack in a non-stop 24h frenzy only to get advantage in conflicts are.
I don't know if ksod bots scanning game datas can interfere in the game playing, leading one or more players to have a bug, or create bad processes in the servers that can harm the clients, let's say in conflicts -- but macro players do while they steal the place of all those who are trying to play the game for themselves.
And PartyLikeCheaters are like the Hydra of Lerna, you cut one head, two born in the same place...
This is the point. Thanks mkenobi for understanding. And for what it's worth, i think the stats on units, build levels, etc are extracted from the JSON file on the Internet, not from within the game client. The point is: does the "bot" change the outcome of rankings, wars, conflict rewards, etc. and therefore minimize the efforts of the many real players without a bot army or discourage competition. The concept is widely understood in all competitive sports, for example with rules against doping. Studying your opponent with spies might also be considered a lack of good sportsmanship, but KSOD is publicly available and therefore does not provide a specific advantage to one team/player over another. I think any reasonable judge or committee would agree when comparing how macro bots for automating gameplay clearly violate the intent of the terms, while "fan sites" like KSOD do not.