It appears as if Blizzard has once again swung the ban hammer pretty hard in World of Warcraft recently, which have been implemented to lock accounts for six months, lasting until April 2018. These bans have been brought in for the use of third-party tools, which allow the player to teleport around the map freely and immediately. Other tools include the use for automated bots for farming purposes, as well as scripts that aid combat rotations.
Of course, there are those who claim to have never used such practices, nevertheless Blizzard will not be overturning any of the bans they have put in place. The email to players that have been banned reads:
“These programs (commonly called cheats, bots, or hacks) automate certain aspects of gameplay, or provide unintended advantages and abilities to the player. This type of cheating undermines other players’ experience and severely upsets the balance of the game environment. We don’t take this decision lightly. Our team issued this suspension only after a careful review of relevant evidence. Our support staff will not overturn this penalty and may not respond to appeals.”
Cheaters in multiplayer games are extremely common, especially in games such as World of Warcraft. Simply put, don’t cheat if you don’t want to be punished in this manner. Practices such as these are often baffling to many, given the risk of being banned from the game that is being manipulated.
Have you picked up on any of these cheats being used in World of Warcraft? Do you use third-part tools? Have you been hit with this six-month ban? Let us know in the comments section just below.