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Blizzard Banned Over 5,000 StarCraft II Players

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Call me a goody-two-shoes but I love to see cheaters get what's coming to them, and this week, more than 5,000 did.

A couple of weeks ago, Blizzard warned that it would be cracking down on StarCraft II cheaters. In a blog post the company stated that anyone caught cheating would be "permanently unable to log into his or her battle.net account." Blizzard has made good on its threat and yesterday the StarCraft II maker confirmed that it had banned or suspended the accounts of thousands of cheaters.

"We recently took action, including suspensions and bans, on over 5,000 StarCraft II players who were in violation of the Battle.net Terms of Use for cheating and/or using hack programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition that’s essential to play on Battle.net, cheating and hacking can lead to stability and performance issues with the service. Maintaining a stable, safe, and secure online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we'll be continuing to keep watch on Battle.net and take action as needed."

Thanks, Blizzard!

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    cpatel1987 , October 2, 2010 5:49 AM
    Good. Its one thing to cheat single player, but your one pathetic soul if you feel the need to cheat in multi player.
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    d1rtyju1c3 , October 2, 2010 6:03 AM
    I hate cheaters! What is the point? All it does is aggravate the real players, then nobody will want to play the game, and all you did was ruin a great game. I hate cheaters and thank god Blizzard stepped up and took action. Hopefully other game developers will follow.
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    teodoreh , October 2, 2010 7:02 AM
    How on earth someone can cheat on multiplayer SC2, and most importantly, why? Do they feel the urge to win other players by any mean? Anyway, good job Blizzard, send home those idiots who cheat...
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    cpatel1987 , October 2, 2010 5:49 AM
    Good. Its one thing to cheat single player, but your one pathetic soul if you feel the need to cheat in multi player.
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    d1rtyju1c3 , October 2, 2010 6:03 AM
    I hate cheaters! What is the point? All it does is aggravate the real players, then nobody will want to play the game, and all you did was ruin a great game. I hate cheaters and thank god Blizzard stepped up and took action. Hopefully other game developers will follow.
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    alidan , October 2, 2010 6:14 AM
    now i have to ask, what kind of cheaters where they?
    diablo 2 want made for the high resolution of wide screens today, you patch the game to work fullscreen on a 1920x1200 screen and you will get banned for cheating, even if thats the purpose of what you are doing.

    i want to know if these people were really cheating in game or if it was something harmless that got them banned.
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    teodoreh , October 2, 2010 7:02 AM
    How on earth someone can cheat on multiplayer SC2, and most importantly, why? Do they feel the urge to win other players by any mean? Anyway, good job Blizzard, send home those idiots who cheat...
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    doyletdude , October 2, 2010 7:03 AM
    This sounds fair and good to me. I can't imagine anyone would have something negative to say about this, lest they be the worst kind of villiany and scum.
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    alidan , October 2, 2010 7:14 AM
    doyletdudeThis sounds fair and good to me. I can't imagine anyone would have something negative to say about this, lest they be the worst kind of villiany and scum.

    well i do. iv played mmos enough that i have been accused of cheating on multiple occasions taking advantage of how monsters react to different things. iv been banned for 3 months at one point because i soloed a mob that should have taken a group to kill, because of a glitch in the way the mob reacted to what i did. i didn't exploit it and kill it over and over, i did it once, and the glitch wasn't fixed till 6 or so months later, it was just known after my suspension that you aren't allowed to kill it that way.

    i want to know what these people did.
    did they take advantage of the game systems? i dont see that as banable
    did they hack it? that would be an ip ban if i had it my way
    did they use a non harmful mod, like my diablo 2 one i mentioned above? i see this as breaking the rules, but in a basically harmless way.
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    Prey , October 2, 2010 7:14 AM
    ahh well whatever I'm sure some of those people weren't doing too much, but at the end of the day if it staved off more cheaters then good.

    I'd hate to see Diablo 3 ruined by cheaters
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    alidan , October 2, 2010 7:25 AM
    Christopher1How can Diablo 3 be 'ruined' by cheaters? How the heck can Diablo 2 be ruined by cheaters?The only thing that can happen basically is that these people can 'hack' more items than another person can or something like that. I don't see that as 'ruining' another game.Now, if you are talking about a game that has a player vs. player portion? Then hacks can ruin the game.


    actually one diablo 2 hack i believe had you pick up an item, and be unable to ever remove it from your inventory, and which you know, is notoriously small.
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    Anonymous , October 2, 2010 7:52 AM
    good news, just wish MW" would go through the same thing.... Cheating on there is beyond terrible..
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    the_krasno , October 2, 2010 9:09 AM
    alidanwell i do. iv played mmos enough that i have been accused of cheating on multiple occasions taking advantage of how monsters react to different things. iv been banned for 3 months at one point because i soloed a mob that should have taken a group to kill, because of a glitch in the way the mob reacted to what i did. i didn't exploit it and kill it over and over, i did it once, and the glitch wasn't fixed till 6 or so months later, it was just known after my suspension that you aren't allowed to kill it that way.i want to know what these people did.did they take advantage of the game systems? i dont see that as banabledid they hack it? that would be an ip ban if i had it my waydid they use a non harmful mod, like my diablo 2 one i mentioned above? i see this as breaking the rules, but in a basically harmless way.


    Rules are meant so nobody has an unfair advantage that makes the game less fun for others. You are just a douchebag trying haplessly to justify his actions.
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    el_bastardo74 , October 2, 2010 10:21 AM
    i wonder how many of the 5000 were actually cheating? blizzard's notorious for swinging the ban hammer and not investigating thoroughly enough to weed out botters from legitimate accounts
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    bpeglow , October 2, 2010 10:30 AM
    When I beat someone fairly in multiplayer I feel good. I really don't see how cheaters get any kind of a rush from beating someone using hacks.
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    frederico , October 2, 2010 10:40 AM
    alidanwell i do. iv played mmos enough that i have been accused of cheating on multiple occasions taking advantage of how monsters react to different things. iv been banned for 3 months at one point because i soloed a mob that should have taken a group to kill, because of a glitch in the way the mob reacted to what i did. i didn't exploit it and kill it over and over, i did it once, and the glitch wasn't fixed till 6 or so months later, it was just known after my suspension that you aren't allowed to kill it that way.i want to know what these people did.did they take advantage of the game systems? i dont see that as banabledid they hack it? that would be an ip ban if i had it my waydid they use a non harmful mod, like my diablo 2 one i mentioned above? i see this as breaking the rules, but in a basically harmless way.


    They were banned because they maphacked, drophacked, etc. Hacks. Third party programs, etc.
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