Well, at least some good has come from Blizzard’s new anti-bot stance in Hearthstone.
Last week, we questioned whether a temporary ban was a severe enough punishment for players found to be botting in Hearthstone. Maybe, maybe not, but it was apparently enough for at least one bot service to call it quits.
As reported by Eurogamer, one popular botting tool, Hearthcrawler, has shut its doors, making its program no longer available and leaving just a brief, teary-eyed statement on its website:
“This is our last official announcement. The recent ban wave in Hearthstone hit a lot of users. After discussing this with Blizzard, it’s clear we have to take off our services/products now. Please note that we’re not going to be commenting further on this.
“Thank you all for being part of our community. We are very sad about this but you also know botting is against the rules and we all knew that the day when our products doesn’t work anymore would come. With tears in our eyes we have to say bye.
“In love, the whole team of Crawlerbots.”
It always makes me so sad when poor, hard-working cheaters are punished. Oh, the injustice of it all!