Blizzard set to bring down the Diablo 3 ban hammer

For the past couple of weeks Diablo 3 has been the target of botters and gold farmers hell-bent on exploiting any loopholes in Blizzard’s systems to gather as much gold as possible prior to the real money auction house going live.

It is thought that Blizzard will open up the RMAH in the next few days so Blizzard issued a stern warning to all those who plan on taking advantage of any bugs or loop-holes in the system.

Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that’s no different for Diablo III. If a Diablo III player is found to be cheating or using hacks, bots, or modifications in any form, then as outlined in the Diablo III end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net to play Diablo III with his or her account.

Playing Diablo III legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net and Diablo III, and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on. We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks, cheats, bots, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will begin in the near future.

Since the game launched, Blizzard has had all kinds of problems with gold farmers who threaten to completly undermine the real money trading. Only last week a gold farmer spoke out about the systems they are using and actually showed concern over the state of the game. There has also been many reports of duping on the servers, which have now thankfully been dealt with. The latest auction house exploit to appear over the weekend was the ability to cancel your auctions before they ended.

It’s been a rocky start for Diablo 3 which is still experiencing serious server issues, in the past day horrendous lag wiped out many hardcore players who just had to suck it down and live with the consequences of the lag. As the weeks have rolled on since release, it’s pretty obvious the game wasn’t quite ready to ship and Blizzard have been working hard to rectify all the problems including game mechanic issues, class balancing and exploits.

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  • Abdz

    LMAO! Wow, so now blizzard wants to ban ppl from playing their game because of either screw ups on their end or common game exploits that can’t be fixed, but blizzard went ahead and allowed it anyway so that they can control the games economy and accumulate some real gold for themselves. That’s their solution? To ban ppl for “cheating”. Don’t you love it when they use loose words like that. Cheat. B/c now they can define “cheating” as whatever they want it to be. Its hard to become physically sick from a game companies policies, but it is quite sickening, this was my last blizzard purchase ever. Seriously, I would rather buy guns from Nazi’s on the moon then another blizzard game. Anyways here’s what its like to talk with one of the Blizzard service support ppl. The real convo might be a lot less direct, but the message is exactly the same.

    Blizzard Service Support: How can I help you today?
    Paying Customer: I can no longer play it, my account has been disabled because I was caught “cheating”. So basically the money I used to pay for the game has just been effectively stolen, I never asked for diablo to be online in the first place, why is this happening?’

    BS Support: B/c fuk you that’s why. You should’ve read the user agreement numbnuts. We keep saying it, and you retards never get the message.
    PC: How can I have read the user agreement before buying the game? Its in the disc, and after you buy a PC game, its not so simple to return it anymore. Also even if I didn’t read it, who cares, most ppl don’t anyways, its expected for, especially of major companies like Blizzard, to maintain a code of ethics and understanding to their customers and fans.

    BS Support: Well then sunshine, guess we just screwed you over didn’t we, want to cry about it some more? Get lost now, you’re getting on my nerves crybaby
    PC: Well I never, I trusted Blizzard and now I’ll sue you for such unfair treatment and a breach of that trust

    BS Support: HAHAHAHA! You will sue Blizzard? NOOOOBBBBBB! With what? The 12 cents in your pocket? Oh no, please don’t, we so scared.
    PC: You’re no longer cool Blizzard

    BS Support: We never were, we just wanted your money, thx for that. PEACE!

  • Jdk7200

    You are retarded, Abdz.

    • Kenny_k82

      Extremely retarded; I have a feeling this guy either got banned or was cheating.

      • or for all likelihood, saying what it really is.
        when you cheat in a singleplayer game it’s simply perfectly acceptable, would you like it if skyrim banned everyone who uses tgm?

  • Lwagneriv

    12 years for what? the story line?? or the graphics…. lol love the game but hate how it took forever and so many issues