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Diablo III Bans

Shortly after restating their stance on cheating, Blizzard announces several thousand Diablo III players have been banned "for cheating and/or using botting or hacking programs" (thanks Ars Technica). Here's word:

We recently issued a round of account suspensions and bans to several thousand Diablo® III players who were in violation of the® Terms of Use for cheating and/or using botting or hacking programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair play that’s essential to everyone’s enjoyment of the game, botting, hacking, and other such exploitive behavior can contribute to stability and performance issues with the service. As always, maintaining a stable, safe, and fun online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we'll be continuing to keep watch on and take action as needed.

17. Re: Diablo III Bans Jun 12, 2012, 20:36 DarkCntry
Prez wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 20:24:
Something that occurred to me while reading all the Diablo 3 news lately is that an unscrupulous individual, if so inclined, could make more than enough money in the auction house to keep buying new copies of D3 indefinitely as their old accounts get banned, assuming they work quickly enough. Banning doesn't seem like much of a deterrent in that case especially if Blizzard only brings the ban-hammer occasionally.

The probability that would work would probably be low, seeing as you need both an Authenticator and a form of payment info on the accounts.

The Authenticator is tied, hardware-wise, to either the fob or the phone, so they'd have to get new phones and/or fobs to keep this part going...

I'm also pretty sure Blizzard would be pretty careful about having multiple accounts using the same payment info across them without first verifying them.

That's not to say that this isn't possible, but figuring the hurdles behind it, I don't see it profitable overall.
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