WoW Banhammer

A Battle.net forum post reveals that Blizzard has once again "taken action" against a "large number" of World of Warcraft players for botting shenanigans in their MMORPG (thanks PC Gamer). Word is they are ramping up punishments for repeat offenders, suggesting bans for such infractions are temporary:
We’ve recently taken action against a large number of World of Warcraft accounts that were found to be using third-party programs that automate gameplay, known as “bots.” As a part of this action, we have removed various currencies and inventory from these accounts including, but not limited to, gold, PvP currencies, and gear. The penalty for those identified as repeat offenders has also been increased.

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.

If you believe that you’ve encountered a player abusing a bot, exploit, or cheat, please let us know! You can do so by using the right-click report functionality in the game, and/or by emailing information to hacks@blizzard.com.
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Re: WoW Banhammer Dec 18, 2015, 09:39
Dec 18, 2015, 09:39
 
I just find this funny from all sides.

On the one hand, what do you expect when you continually make the game less and less social, but keep increasing the grind? Of course people are going to make bots; almost 90% of the game is anything but fun. And now 99% of it is effectively single-player as well (random douchebags you see once in your lifetime as the result of a random queue don't count).

And then on the other hand, with all the public outrage against bots in any online game, what did you think was going to happen to your account if you botted?? LOL.

In the end though, I can't help thinking Blizzard is probably the biggest loser here, which is the funniest thing of all. So glad I bailed on this mess years ago.
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