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WoW Bans

The World of Warcraft Community Site (thanks Scott) describes the actions taken by Blizzard against World of Wacraft cheaters in the month of November, when they busted out the banning stick and whacked some 105,000 accounts and removed more than 12 million gold pieces from the economy that were the product of cheating and gold farming:

In our continued efforts to combat cheating in World of Warcraft, more than 105,000 accounts were closed and over 12 million gold was removed from the game economies in Europe, Korea, and the US in the month of November. The closed accounts were associated with activities that violate World of Warcraft's Terms of Use, such as using third-party programs that allow cheating, and farming gold and items. These types of activities can severely impact the economy of a realm and the overall game enjoyment for all players.

We will continue to aggressively monitor all World of Warcraft realms in order to protect the service and its players from the harmful effects of cheating. Please note that selling World of Warcraft content, such as gold, items, and characters, can result in a permanent ban of the involved accounts from World of Warcraft.

Many account closures come as the direct result of tips reported to our GMs in game or emailed to our Hacks Team by legitimate World of Warcraft players. If you suspect that a World of Warcraft player is using an illegal third-party program to farm gold or items, or is otherwise violating our Terms of Use, please report the suspected infraction via one of the means listed above. All reports will be investigated, and those that prove false will not result in corrective action.

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14. Re: Ow Dec 22, 2006, 14:47 Fion
 
Considering how many Buy Gold Now emails and spam tells and /shouts in even an out of the way zone I was getting per week, I'm happy to hear this. I'm not even on a widely popular server, it's Kirin-Tor, an RP server.

 
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  3. Dec 22, 11:20  LOL Wildone
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  36. Dec 22, 17:41      Normal Thread to Shitsville in 30 Posts Paranoid Jack
  10. Dec 22, 13:48 No subject DangerDog
  13. Dec 22, 14:45 In other news and way off topic TorTorden
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  17. Dec 22, 15:31 Company earnings ? mOOzilla
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  20. Dec 22, 15:59 They are full of crap Thenetcase
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  22. Dec 22, 16:15  BAN CHEATERS/AHCKERS Wildone
  24. Dec 22, 16:50 Fact of life, get over it mOOzilla
  39. Dec 22, 21:08  Re: Fact of life, get over it Fechter
  40. Dec 22, 23:51   Re: Fact of life, get over it MikLoyD
  41. Dec 23, 02:22   Re: Fact of life, get over it mOOzilla
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