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Blizzards removes 320,000 'cheaters' from Battle.net

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Apr 2010 15:05 User comments (18)

Blizzards removes 320,000 'cheaters' from Battle.net Blizzard has announced today that they have removed 320,000 "cheaters" from Battle.net, shutting down the accounts of those playing Warcraft III and Diablo II and using hacks.
A first time ban gets your account suspended for 30 days, and a second time offender will be banned for good.

"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 Battle.net, and can subject your account to disciplinary action up to and including a permanent ban of its access to the service,"
says the Blizzard forum post. "These types of activities can severely impact the stability of our servers, and we'll continue to aggressively monitor Battle.net in order to protect the service and its players from the harmful effects of cheating."

The account closures are final, and the company says most of those banned were first reported by legitimate users who emailed the company claiming those users were cheating.

The company says if you know of any other cheaters or sites responsible for distributing hacks, email them at hacks@blizzard.com.

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18 user comments

122.4.2010 16:51

I like that there's a temp ban first then a perm ban.

222.4.2010 18:18

Originally posted by KSib:
I like that there's a temp ban first then a perm ban.
to let you know you need to fix whatever it is that caused your uncovering in the first place :)
and if a month isnt enough, you lose :)

322.4.2010 18:33

Dear Blizzard... "LeetHackor4554" just killed me. He must be cheating. Please ban him.
Thanks
PrincessFairy873628

422.4.2010 20:41

Originally posted by ThePastor:
Dear Blizzard... "LeetHackor4554" just killed me. He must be cheating. Please ban him.
Thanks
PrincessFairy873628
Yes, we must have missread the method used to identify enemies of this virtual state. Check the LULA, where this must clearly be written; or clearly be illegal.

Bruce Bathurst, PhD

522.4.2010 21:51
ukhn99
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Blizzards:
those banned were first reported by legitimate users who emailed the company claiming those users were cheating.

The company says if you know of any other cheaters or sites responsible for distributing hacks, email them at hacks@blizzard.com.
So let me get this straight, if I keep losing to another player and want to get revenge all I have to do is report he/she as a cheater and the person will be ban. Great, I'm going to start my list now because I really s*ck at these type of game. lol.

622.4.2010 23:08

I'm sure they do more than a simple he-said/she-said when banning people for cheating.

722.4.2010 23:43

I remember Diablo II using the map-hack and all...The good ole' days.

823.4.2010 4:18
lindsay12
Inactive

SPAM removed

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Apr 2010 @ 10:51

923.4.2010 5:39

Will Blizzard continue to debit peoples accounts during the first ban? Only idiots pay monthly subscriptions to play games that they have bought. If I had to pay a monthly subscription for all the games my family and I play then I couldn't afford the mortgage. Only sad people subscribe to this this model of game playing and I have no sympathy for them.

1023.4.2010 6:03

If you want to get into what Blizzard does to people, forget the $20 a month. Blizzard games make people into fat lumps of semi-human filth that don't have any friends (at least not in real life). From what I have seen, WOW is worse for a persons health than smoking.

1123.4.2010 9:10

they Ghost you if your claimed to be cheating, you cant see them but they are there. they do it in AION to only in AION you start to Skill lag while your being Ghosted.

1223.4.2010 14:56

This is cool. I mean if you want to cheat on a game do so when you are offline, but don't do it while you're online. The cheater doesn't get any better and the experience is taken away from the players.

1324.4.2010 1:37

Plus, cheating isn't much fun...once your are immortal, what is the fun of life?

1424.4.2010 5:02

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Plus, cheating isn't much fun...once your are immortal, what is the fun of life?
Taking others

1524.4.2010 6:31

That gets old real quick.

1624.4.2010 12:34

To Frogfart and Killerbug.
Battle.net games do NOT require a monthly subscription fee.
They have always been free to play, and still are. Complaining about a monthly fee, when one doesn't even exist in the first place...

1724.4.2010 19:36

think maybe had they stopped this a long time ago they may have had more users as of now? just a thought wondering why it took them so long

1824.4.2010 22:28

Originally posted by Menion:
think maybe had they stopped this a long time ago they may have had more users as of now? just a thought wondering why it took them so long
MMO success is never to ban in increments, but in mass. every MMO that has 1 million+ players do this

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