What is not being understood is that one does not need access to Turbines code in order to understand that datafarming is not the daunting task those trying to justify what has happened over the past week say it is. Ive owned this situation lock stock and two smoking barrels in the past, as I was the one doing the datamining. Of course, those wanting to still disagree will state that because it wasnt Turbines code you were datamining you still cannot state it would be easy to do in Turbines code. Anyone waging this argument is gravely mistaken, and the more passionate their posts become in trying to deny that any tangible evidence could be found, the more suspect the reason they would take said position becomes.
If you believe Im being a dev apologist, youre also dead wrong. If you even made yourself one iota familiar with my posting history, youd see how wrong you are on this. My stance is that if one agrees to not exploit, no amount of corporate incompetance justifies violating the agreement to not exploit. If you truly believe their situation was as bad as you claim, you would not be playing the game in the first place, and are only making a mountain out of a mole hill to attempt to justify players signing an agreement, then violating the agreement.