Thursday, 22 April 2010

Blizzard Bans 320,000 Game Accounts

You might care, you might not. Blizzard has announced that it has recently banned over 320,000 accounts for violation of the terms of use in games including Warcraft III and Diablo II. The ban hammer fell down on those using hacks and third-party programmes which destabilised the game's servers. Here's what they said:
“If this is a first offense, the CD key associated with the banned account will be suspended for 30 days, while repeat offenders will see their keys banned permanently. All account ban decisions are final."

“We would like all players to remember that abuse of unintended mechanics and/or use of third party programs is a violation of the agreement made when signing on to, and can subject your account to disciplinary action up to and including a permanent ban of its access to the service. These types of activities can severely impact the stability of our servers, and we’ll continue to aggressively monitor in order to protect the service and its players from the harmful effects of cheating."

“Many account closures come as the direct result of tips emailed to our hacks team by legitimate users. If you come across a hack, find a site responsible for distributing hacks, or have a replay of a newly available hack, please report this to our hacks team.”
This isn't the first time the developer has mentioned the mass banning of accounts. Watch what you're doing, obey the law and play nice.

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