Is OMGclick safer than [other auto clickers]?

31 May 2021 UPDATE: As of version 4.2 (and partially in 4.1), some of the statements below no longer hold true for OMGclick as several precedents have been set by other 3rd-party tool developers. As such, I have chosen to break with my previous stance regarding reading game data to determine game state rather than relying solely on optical recognition. I am, however, leaving the content of the original post intact for posterity.

I was asked this question by several people after making a recent announcement regarding Plarium’s stance on the use of auto clickers and other 3rd-party tools. Unfortunately, as of this time, the answer isn’t quite so black and white, but I am in the process of trying to get a clear and concise answer directly from Plarium. I also won’t ever say that using OMGclick is 100% safe, however, what I can tell you is this…

In short, the reason one might argue that OMGclick is safer to use than [other auto clickers] is simply that OMGclick does not violate any of the policies listed in Plarium’s Terms of Use as they are written at the time of this post. According to Plarium, by using their services (e.g. playing one of their games), you are agreeing not to do the following:

decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, including any Service available on or through Third-Party Platforms

Well, guess what — OMGclick doesn’t do any of that. OMGclick works by analyzing the UI elements present on-screen (e.g. looking for the replay button graphic, looking for the “Max Levels” text over champions portraits, looking for the stars in an artifact to determine its rank). It does NOT, however, do any of the following:

  • read (or write to) the game client’s memory
  • intercept, decrypt, transmit, or perform any other action on, with, or to the network packets transmitted between the game client and the server(s)
  • manipulate any local files of the game client
  • do anything that outright violates Plarium’s Terms of Use

So now you might be wondering…

“Does that mean other auto clickers are dangerous?”

I won’t tell you which ones do or do not violate Plarium’s Terms of Use or might otherwise be dangerous to use as I would not want to speak ill of other developers and their respective projects, especially if they are also giving it away for free like I am with OMGclick. However, I will advise you to use your own good sense and reasoning and consider how certain things can be possible without doing one of the things I listed above. Also, keep in mind that even if Plarium is turning a blind eye towards certain things today, they are well in their right to change their mind at any time.

For the record…

Some people out there still seem to believe that OMGclick can only work if it reads data from the game client. This is completely false. As I mentioned earlier, OMGclick works by visually detecting UI elements on-screen. This is done through what is effectively an image search or pixel match, for those of you familiar with those processes. If OMGclick did in fact read memory and do anything else along those lines, it would be much faster, more efficient, and considerably more feature-rich…but it also wouldn’t be available to the public, as I would not want to risk users getting banned for using it.


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