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Re: 200,000 People Banned on WOW?

Nov 17, 2006
God I wish zipper would ban at least 5000 rank up hoes.
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Re: 200,000 People Banned on WOW?

Nov 17, 2006
Blizzard bans 59,000 WOW accounts
The MMORPG developer tries to thwart gold farming and other unauthorized actions with thousands of account terminations; millions of gold also removed.
By Patrick Caldwell, GameSpot
Posted Jul 26, 2006 4:56 pm PT

The number of World of Warcraft accounts that developer Blizzard banned in June has reached about 59,000, according to a Blizzard employee's post on the game's official message boards. More than 22 million gold--the game economy's currency--has been plucked from all the realms, the representative added.

The user accounts that were banned had violated World of Warcraft's end-user agreement. Among other restrictions, it prohibits the use of third-party programs to "farm" gold and items--a practice that lets characters acquire gold and equipment through self-running computer programs.

"Such behavior not only negatively impacts the economy of a realm, it diminishes the achievements of those who play legitimately," the representative said. "We will continue to aggressively monitor all World of Warcraft realms in order to protect the service and our players from the harmful effects of cheating."

Blizzard urged those who traverse the fields of Azeroth to report suspicious activity to the company.

A fellow maker of massively multiplayer online role-playing games, Square Enix, recently announced similar account bans, albeit in much smaller numbers. After cracking-down on 250 Final Fantasy XI users in June, the company handed down 2,000 bans and suspensions this month.

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Re: 200,000 People Banned on WOW?

Nov 17, 2006
Wow. 200,000 people, that's so much but it doesn't even put a dent in the players number. Jeez, I bet some of them are crying XD.
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