I can see plugins popping up for FF14 in no time at all if SE doesn't aggressively start combating hackers. Heck, I would write some myself if I found some things in FF14 that could easily be automated.
If FF14 has windower support from the get go, I'll probably be making some actool or autohotkey scripts right away to automate tasks. It's a pain to do that without windower support because every time you want to make a change to the script you have to alt-tab causing the game to close and probably log you out.
Also, I'm sure many hackers will be searching for memlocs using artmoney or a similar program, which is also easier to use when you can alt-tab out of the game. If the windower already has plugin in support that allows people to get information such as HP, MP, TP, the equipment they are wearing etc., it will make it even easier to find the memlocs because the plugin itself has to be able to have access to the memlocs. So if you find where the code for the plugin is stored, you can find out how it gets its memory addresses for all that information.
I'm not really sure how SE can combat this. Even if they don't have a windower, people will eventually make their own windower and also find memlocs for all the key data. All it does is slow people down a little. Edited, Dec 23rd 2009 3:22pm by Cyiode