Battle.net Banhammer Poised for Action

Bashiok has posted an update regarding their activity in banning violators of their ToS, including over three hundred thousand banned accounts.


Official Blizzard Quote:

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We’ve recently banned over 320,000 Warcraft III and Diablo II accounts that were found to be violating the Battle.net Terms of Use. 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.


One can only hope that such bans continue, as all of us have fallen prey to the thousands of spam bots poisoning Battle.net as never before and often circumventing such player precautions as level requirement settings for public games. On a positive note, Bashiok went on to inform that these account bans were in many cases thanks to player emails to their hotlines:


Official Blizzard Quote:

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Many account closures come as the direct result of tips emailed to our hacks team by legitimate Battle.net 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 at [email protected] or through our Hacks Report Form at http://us.blizzard.c...S&tag=hacksform


So, keep it up- each email you send is less spam for all of us!

And thanks again, interception!

Comments

  • #1 Jamoose
    I want to tell you all that i know of 3 cd keys that got banned without a reason, one of those cd keys was mine. Last summer, i bought 3 copies of d2+lod from a local store with original cd keys. Me and 2 of my friends used those keys to play together on b.net, European realm.

    We never used hacks.

    Never.

    And we all got bannned.





    BULLSHIT.
  • #2 Zhuge
    lol. it could be anything. did you have anything installed other than d2 in its folders?

    such as mods, etc

    (this is not related to hacks)
  • #3 Jamoose
    Nothing. Total bullshit.
  • #4 SFJake
    Very nice, Blizzard. How exactly do you confirm if an account is worth banning? I guess you don't need much? And what if a bot or whatever uses a cd-key from someone else?

    Mass banning is stupid. And the reasons are vague. Its just for stopping hacks and stuff? Yeah, sure. Like thats gonna make a difference. Ban as many as you want, you'll never stop them all. Its inevitable that you will catch some people that don't deserve to be banned, but you probably don't give a shit about that.
  • #5 InterCeption
    Quote from Jamoose

    I want to tell you all that i know of 3 cd keys that got banned without a reason, one of those cd keys was mine. Last summer, i bought 3 copies of d2+lod from a local store with original cd keys. Me and 2 of my friends used those keys to play together on b.net, European realm.

    We never used hacks.

    Never.

    And we all got bannned.





    BULLSHIT.

    Call Blizzard and ask what happened.
  • #6 Jamoose
    Dude, this is not the first time i get banned for no reason. I send them emails all the time but it dosnt help. And calling them wont help either. They just said, all ban decisions are final.

    Im telling you, they just randomly ban ip's or something... And they dont give a fuck about emails.
  • #7 Magistrate
    Thank you, Jamoose. That really meant a lot to me.
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