Anybody else wants to arrogantly repeat the "It's against the TOS/EULA" argument again? I don't think we've had enough of that around here.
Blizzard's TOS says that you can't use 3rd party programs. Ok then, why not ban people who do break that term? Wouldn't the act of not banning those people for so long, legitimize them if not in the eyes of the general public (d3 community in general...) but at least in the eyes of those people themselves and probably many other community members as evident by the widespread usage of THUD?
do me a favor and go take a look at the b.net EULA http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/legal/eula.html - Especially the Blizzard's ownership, Pre-Loaded Software, Consent To Monitor and Indemnity sections- All of these basically say that Blizzrd have cut your ballsack off and are keeping it in a jar and if anything happens, you are at fault.
And now to the most ridiculous part, the "so ironic it's sad" part of the deal imo - The Equitable remedies section. I will quote it here:
You agree that Blizzard would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically followed and enforced. In such an event, you agree that Blizzard shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies when you breach this Agreement; and that the awarding of equitable remedies to Blizzard will not limit its ability to receive remedies that are otherwise available to Blizzard under applicable laws.
This is one of the most stupid things i've ever seen and it shows you that even Blizzard do not take their TOS/EULA as seriously as many of you think people should. People are breaking the TOS by using 3rd party software right? Blizzard is being irreparably damaged by this according to them? Not only are they damaged because the TOS is broken by thew user but also because it is not enforced by the company itself, again, according to them... THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT!
TLDR: TOS/EULA is just a bunch of legal bullshit that shouldn't be regarded as the word of god or anything stupid like that. Mentioning it in every second post as if it's the ultimate truth is a ridiculous, arrogant act that not only does not bring anything new to the discussion, but actually makes it tedious and repetitive. At least the people that "support" the use of THUD try explain their standpoint and often do so with subjective eloquence and not only repeat a single blank statement like parrots.