Blizzard Take Action Against Raid Clears for Real Money in World of Warcraft

According to a recent post in the World of Warcraft forums by community manager Ornyx, Blizzard have been cracking down on accounts who have been participating in clearing raids...
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According to a recent post in the World of Warcraft forums by community manager Ornyx, Blizzard have been cracking down on accounts who have been participating in clearing raids for real-world money.

Players have been either actively taking part, and even gone as far as advertising the sale of raid and dungeons clears for real money, something that is forbidden and a violation of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use.

From what we can gather from the statement, it appears that many of the players affected were in fact “members of top raiding guilds” and those being punished “had illustrated full knowledge and intent to violate the Terms of Use.” The post continues to pledge that activity will be further monitored in order to maintain fair play.

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Its also worth noting, as the post points out, that selling items, PvP rating, achievements and any other kind of in-game benefits in exchange for real currency is strictly against the rules, though they can be exchanged for in-game gold.

Finally, players should be made aware of brokers, who offer match buyers with service-providers. These brokers will take real currency from a player, whilst passing gold onto a guild or group who will provide the service itself. You can help Blizzard’s mission to eradicate this behaviour by reporting any signs of this as soon as you see it. To read the full statement from community manager Ornyx, head over to the official World of Warcraft forums for more information and join in the conversation.

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6 Comments on this post.
  • Lichiana
    8 March 2017 at 8:36 pm
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    Blizzard is a corporation. It is a singular identity. Please stop using it as a plural.

    • Me
      9 March 2017 at 2:43 am
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      They don’t use Blizzard as plural once…

    • someone
      9 March 2017 at 4:19 am
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      First:
      http://www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2015/10/should-a-company-be-it-or-we-.html
      “So should a company be it or we? It’s your choice. Just be consistent about using the singular pronoun it with singular verbs—and the plural we with plural verbs.”

      Second:
      English people (as opposed to US’ers) typically use corporations as plurals, grammatically, I believe. I don’t know if the write for mmoexaminer is from the UK or not, but if so, that could also explain the choice.

      • Daniel Csaki
        9 March 2017 at 7:00 am
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        He is. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Gram mar
    8 March 2017 at 9:58 pm
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    I believe he used it as a possessive form not plural.

    • balls
      8 March 2017 at 10:40 pm
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      No, BLIZZARD TAKE ACTION should be BLIZZARD TAKES ACTION. BLIZZARD HAVE BEEN TAKING ACTION should be BLIZZARD HAS BEEN TAKING ACTION.

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