Join Date: Oct 2002
EQWatcher or any other log parser is not a violation of the EULA unless you use it (or any other program) for *UNATTENDED MACROING* (wich is a PITA to set up anyhoo, so why bother?).
"EQWatcher Evolution is a real-time text input parser, previously intended only for use with EverQuest log files. EQWatcher interprets small programs written for it that do certain things, most notably audio responses such as Text-to-Speech or .WAV sounds, when user or game text input is read. For example, when used with EverQuest, EQWatcher Evolution can speak out loud things like your character's damage per second, your character's movement speed, tells received, all using information from the text log files. Similar can be expected from other games that allow writing text logs in real-time -- EverQuest 2, Horizons, World of Warcraft, you name it. EQWatcher's abilities also allow advanced uses like accessing databases, and simple but useful things like controlling Winamp. EQWatcher by design CANNOT be used to "macro" (automate game play), hack, or sniff packets, and is therefore not against the license agreement for most software (including EverQuest)."
If memory serves there's an official statement from SoE about EQWa, and it's legality in reference of the EULA on their (EQWa's) website.