WoW Night Elf Hunters Risking Their Lives for TwitPics?

by Alphaville Herald on 11/07/09 at 6:01 pm

TweetCraft Twitter client for World of Warcraft could lead to game bans

by Pixeleen Mistral, National Affairs desk

World of Warcraft players are not exactly rushing to break their immersion with the TweetCraft in-game Twitter client, despite Jenna Wortham’s New York Times story TweetCraft Casts Spell on WoW Players, Twitterers. A visit to the TweetCraft download statistics page suggests that even the game authorities at the Times might not always sway the public – 5900 downloads looks a bit anemic given an active WoW players population in the millions.

While it is hard to image that players’ escapist adventures wouldn’t be enhanced by automated tweets triggered by WoW achievements and the aptly named “TwitPics”, perhaps there is a more pragmatic reason to avoid TweetCraft.

In the comments section of the TweetCraft site’s FAQ, several players point out that TweetCraft appears to violate the WoW Terms of Service and may set up TweetCrafters for a game ban. The possibility of cross-faction communication, the suitability of the TweetCraft architecture for botting, and a recent move by Blizzard to remove a third party WoW Shoutcast extension that allowed players to listen to their own music in-game might give even the most fearless warriors pause.

Is a tweeting a TwitPic worth the risk to your Night Elf Hunter’s life?

4 Responses to “WoW Night Elf Hunters Risking Their Lives for TwitPics?”

  1. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Jul 12th, 2009

    Twitter is for slackjawed, starbucks drinking, “Web 2.0″ faggots.

  2. Orion

    Jul 13th, 2009

    I must be getting old… For the life of me I still don’t understand what’s so great about spending 10 minutes puttering with a numeric keypad to try and send a text message when you can just call the person and get it all over with in under a minute. For that matter why waste your life sending single sentence random thoughts to some cutesy little website? As if the world really even cares that you’re having breakfast, slaying a cartoon beast, or sitting on the damned toilet?

    The name Twitter is fitting… Its obviously for brainless twits!

  3. Ohsnap

    Dec 16th, 2009

    twitter = stool pigeon

    twitter to me was a joke when i saw that dude, forgot his name, the one who dates the old chick selling it, as if we dont have enough crap in echelon=

    omg miley Cyrus just got new shews tweet tweeeeeet!!!

    im so glad im not a teen, i dont even have to pretend to like this stuff lmao

    i play wow when i crash in sl, i suck at wow but lets face it, when the game wars end wow will be here and sl too because both have one thing in common, they never end lmao

  4. Carroll B. Merriman

    Feb 5th, 2011

    I make a full time in come with just world of warcraft! check that website out!

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