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So Long, StarCraft II Cheaters! Enjoy the Ban!

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Cheaters, be gone!

If you think StarCraft II cheaters are ruining the fun for the more honest players, you'll be pleased to know Blizzard is cracking down on those no good jerks. And by cracking down, we mean they've got license* to ban. In a blog post on battle.net, Blizzard writes that if a player is found to be cheating, they'll be "permanently unable to log into his or her battle.net account."

Check the full post below:

"Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that's no different for StarCraft II. If a StarCraft II player is found to be cheating or using hacks or modifications in any form, then as outlined in our end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net to play StarCraft II with his or her account.

Playing StarCraft II legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net, and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on. We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks, cheats, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will begin in the near future."

*No, really, it's in the EULA.

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    ColMirage , September 15, 2010 8:21 PM
    RipperjackAUSo I guess playing with a NOCD .exe would also result in a ban, even if you were not cheating.See.... it's not about fair play, its about piracy!!! Blizzard = RIAA!


    Protip: SC2 does not require a disc to play.
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    jasonr49 , September 15, 2010 8:17 PM
    Couldn't agree with this action more... cheaters ultimately ruin it for everyone.

    Maybe they should allow a "cheating server"? :) 
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    aaron92 , September 15, 2010 9:23 PM
    yamagiruWhat many of you are forgetting is it is unlikely they boguht they game at all. New email addy + keygen = back in playing/hacking in 5 min.


    There is no keygen for any Blizzard game that will let you use Battle.net, so stop talking out of your ass kid.
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    soccerplayer88 , September 15, 2010 8:16 PM
    Ballin!!! I remember there was a 20+ pages on the forums following a hacker that used the exploit to D/C the opponent with wins around 5-30 seconds. I think he landed around a 89-0 record for 1v1.

    I seriously don't get why people hack. Sure its fun in a singleplayer game were your overpowered and steamroll the AI. But in a multiplayer environment, it's pretty messed up.

    Personally I'd like to see their MAC addresses banned as well. So if they want to play/try to hack again they need to purchase a new router/modem.
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    jasonr49 , September 15, 2010 8:17 PM
    Couldn't agree with this action more... cheaters ultimately ruin it for everyone.

    Maybe they should allow a "cheating server"? :) 
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    azcoyote , September 15, 2010 8:19 PM
    This is a great idea.... I have lost track of the games that stopped being fun thanks to cheaters.... HL2 and Blackhawk Down come to mind...
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    ColMirage , September 15, 2010 8:21 PM
    RipperjackAUSo I guess playing with a NOCD .exe would also result in a ban, even if you were not cheating.See.... it's not about fair play, its about piracy!!! Blizzard = RIAA!


    Protip: SC2 does not require a disc to play.
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    darkchazz , September 15, 2010 8:24 PM
    Why can't they do the same with MW2 :( 
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    widcard , September 15, 2010 8:28 PM
    Now that's getting some justice for all the people that have spent every last dime they had to up grade year after year to be able play that next latest and greatest game. Nothing worse than a hacker showing up on your favorite server.
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    david714 , September 15, 2010 8:28 PM
    All the cheaters should be connected to a special cheating server when they log in so they would all be together.
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    Tomtompiper , September 15, 2010 8:32 PM
    They won't find many people cheating if any at all, this would mean losing revenue. Just look at how they handled Bots and Gold vendors / buyers on WoW, kid gloves and turning a blind eye. This is empty rhetoric to placate those upset by the cheaters. Don't hold your breath waiting for the BanHammer.
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    ricardok , September 15, 2010 8:46 PM
    soccerplayer88Personally I'd like to see their MAC addresses banned as well. So if they want to play/try to hack again they need to purchase a new router/modem.

    Actually, you can change your MAC address by hand. Just to to the MAC Settings of your router and, done.
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    Vladislaus , September 15, 2010 8:58 PM
    RipperjackAUSo I guess playing with a NOCD .exe would also result in a ban, even if you were not cheating.See.... it's not about fair play, its about piracy!!! Blizzard = RIAA!

    There's no need for a nocd crack because the game doesn't require the disc to be inserted for playing.
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    Anomalyx , September 15, 2010 8:59 PM
    TomtompiperThey won't find many people cheating if any at all, this would mean losing revenue. Just look at how they handled Bots and Gold vendors / buyers on WoW, kid gloves and turning a blind eye. This is empty rhetoric to placate those upset by the cheaters. Don't hold your breath waiting for the BanHammer.

    That logic holds true for subscription model games, such as WoW. However, if they ban an SC2 user, they've already made their revenue. Banning won't do anything except maybe encourage the banned user to buy another copy (don't know how likely this is, though)
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    restatement3dofted , September 15, 2010 9:01 PM
    TomtompiperThey won't find many people cheating if any at all, this would mean losing revenue. Just look at how they handled Bots and Gold vendors / buyers on WoW, kid gloves and turning a blind eye. This is empty rhetoric to placate those upset by the cheaters. Don't hold your breath waiting for the BanHammer.


    Err... what? Blizzard has banned thousands of World of Warcraft accounts. Just because they haven't banned everyone doesn't mean they aren't doing anything.
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    xaero1ne , September 15, 2010 9:03 PM
    cheater all need to be strung up by their private parts from a really
    tall tree.
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    Gin Fushicho , September 15, 2010 9:18 PM
    Finally, they never did this in Diablo2. There still should be some warnings however.

    Wish other companies would ban cheaters on certain games I play however.
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    HavoCnMe , September 15, 2010 9:20 PM
    That'll teach'em!
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