Over 320K Warcraft III, Diablo II Accounts Banned

Wednesday Blizzard announced on the Battle.Net forums that it whipped out the trusty Ban-Hammer and knocked out over 320,000 Warcraft III and Diablo II accounts. The company said that the banned gamers were found to be violating the service's holy Terms of Use. Those receiving a first offense will be suspended for a meager 30 days. Repeat offenders will see their CD keys banned for eternity.

"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," Blizzard stated.

Blizzard goes on to say that these types of activities can severely impact the stability of our servers. "We’ll continue to aggressively monitor Battle.net in order to protect the service and its players from the harmful effects of cheating," the company warned.

Blizzard asks that anyone with information related to cheating gamers to contact the company's "hacks team" at this email address, or through this online Hacks Report Form. The information can include sites responsible for distributing hacks, and replays of a newly available hack.

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  • vant
    nforce4maxThis is WHY I play on a private server, I would hate to be banned having spent all that money. In my opinion those who get banned should be able to have some financial compensation having paid for the initial purchase and the monthly fees.

    You cheated, you get banned.

    The logic isn't that hard to follow.
  • drutort
    babybelugauh...there are really that many people playing those games?

    correction there that many BOTS playing those games ;)
  • babybeluga
    eddyg17WoW alone has like 7 million costumers.

    What are costumers? Is that some kind of cosplay thing?
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  • Regulas
    What were the charges to drop accounts, BOTS?
  • babybeluga
    uh...there are really that many people playing those games?
  • dameon51
    babybelugauh...there are really that many people playing those games?

    Doesn't WOW have like 10 million plus players?