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Blizzard bans large amount of bot users in World of Warcraft

Blizzard banning bot users

Blizzard bans large amount of bot users in World of Warcraft

Blizzard bans large amount of bot users in World of Warcraft

 

Blizzard has temporarily banned a large number of World of Warcraft gamers utilising third-party botting applications. Blizzard community manager Josh Allen (online alias 'Lore') confirmed that the American developer had taken action against a load of bot users.

 Blizzard bans large amount of bot users in World of Warcraft

 

These botting programmes automate gameplay, for example mining ore or running around in PvP collecting honour without ever getting into combat with other players. The player him- or herself can take the dog for a walk while the bot is doing all the hard work. Blizzard stated that they will continue to take action against bots.

 We're committed to providing an equal and fair playing field for everyone in World of Warcraft, and will continue to take action against those found in violation of our Terms of Use. Cheating of any form will not be tolerated.


Multiple users of the popular bot 'HonorBuddy', stated that they received an e-mail from Blizzard saying that they've been banned from the World of Warcraft for six months. 

Do you play World of Warcraft? If so, have you ever encountered any botters? Let us know.

 

Join the discussion on this swing with the banhammer on the OC3D Forums.

Special thanks to Tolemac for bringing this news to our attention.

 

Blizzard has swung the banhammer. A large amount of bot users have been temporarily banned from World of Warcraft.

Posted by OC3D on Thursday, 14 May 2015
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14-05-2015, 09:57:45

Tolemac
I have actually quit WOW for the time being but yes I have encountered "bots" especially when I used to pvp so although I don't play it anymore I do welcome this as its more down to the players skills rather than have add-ons that do it for youQuote

14-05-2015, 10:07:34

AverageNinja
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Originally Posted by Tolemac View Post
I have actually quit WOW for the time being but yes I have encountered "bots" especially when I used to pvp so although I don't play it anymore I do welcome this as its more down to the players skills rather than have add-ons that do it for you
Aye, I haven't played WoW in ages (although I never passed level 40 either I believe), though I recently read an article on how people used to use bots to quickly buy all ore available to use for crafting. Good thing Blizzard pays attention to these things.Quote

14-05-2015, 10:12:40

Tolemac
I have 3 level 100's 2 mages and a priest also a level 92 shaman but WOD got boring for me tbh and the guild feel has literally goneQuote

14-05-2015, 11:16:54

Greenback
I'm surprised they are banning anyone considering their subs have dropped by 2.9 million. wod looked so promising and was such a disapointmentQuote

14-05-2015, 11:22:11

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
I'm surprised they are banning anyone considering their subs have dropped by 2.9 million. wod looked so promising and was such a disapointment
Blizzard make around £60 million a month from subs alone from the current 7 million player base and that's not even counting the people who buy faction changes, Race changes, Various customization changes, Pets, Mounts, Guild renames, Realm transfers etc...

Cutting a few bots here and there is not going to affect them 1 bit.Quote
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