last time i was isle of conquest alliance had like 35 bots in the base :< i should have frapsed it was realy funny ^^
Well and nope i dont belive blizz bans for botting :/ even if i would love it.. i love random bg's but well to be hones its dead since all those bot are there ( i can only play pvp at night and i do random bgs.. or well i did befor it was so bad ) since MoP pvp is ***** for me :|
1. its always 3 days, never hours.
2. There has been a big banwave just yesterday
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HOWEVER, Blizzard does not see it that way and fights bots any way they can but they shriek back a bit when it comes to plainly ban every botter without giving them a second(third, fourth, fifth) chance
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That was confirmed, pointed out, or however you want to call it, by CM's in the official forums. A 3 hour ban is one part of that pyramid. 3 days is quite a bit up to the top already, with the top being the ultimate punishment, account shut down.
The case at hand makes actually sense. Blizzard can see everything we do in the game. There are backlogs. It's easy for them to determine whether an account is actually actively used, and the acct holder uses a bot while still actively playing too, or the acct doesn't do anything but botting.
In the first case, with a clean slate up until caught, a mild punishment as a warning shot is justified.
In the second case, I am sure such acct gets totally shut down.
If the guy in case 1 gets caught again however, he can be sure that the next punishment will be more severe, but still not necessarily the ultimate punishment.
I see nothing wrong with that handling from Blizzard.
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Those progs usually have other powerful hacks in addition.
Easy to google and find out what's possible in that field.
"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it." - Ayn Rand
Back in Vanilla my other account got perm banned for exploiting and exploring.
Now it's possible to have several accounts botting at the same time with no fear of losing accounts, even if you get banned its just couple days or you can always call Blizz and tell them that you got hacked, they got soft with all the money they've got now. Also, I am not saying that I am botting now.
Someone I have known intimately for nearly 9 years was AFKing in several battlegrounds, he received a 3 hour ban within 24 hours and upon making a ticket was told by Blizzard that they had investigated and confirmed botting was taking place on his account in order to exploit the honor system.
They also said they had removed all his honor, that was a lie as well.
I do wish blizzard would just close the accounts of botters for first offense. Even if it was an account hack a phone call or E-mails would clear that up pretty quick. An interesting read is the "buddy" suite of programs forum. They have a whole section about whether you got banned or reported while using their product just as if it were a bug report section in WoW. I can only presume this is to make a better bot in the future, but sadly most of the bans there are the 3-72 hour bans, with the only perma ones I have seen so far from AH bots that spam transactions.
If he's caught multiple times he'll get banned.
First 3 hour suspension is there as a warning.
although.. there was that one time where a gm took down a ticket that i logged saying he deserved it, so i guess its okay right?
but on the topic, Botters should be banned for min 6 hours. 3 hours = pathetic. but remember activision runs blizzard now. basically
No surprise there; there's almost no sense in permabanning a paying customer if you think about it.
I just got a ban like this 10 minutes ago... The problem is i have never botted in wow. Good to know they do least something lol.. i just played many bgs past two days thats all.
There is every sense in banning a person who makes the game pointless / unplayable for X number of other people.
To use your logic I should be allowed to do anything so long as I'm paying a subscription, which is absurd.
Not banning bots does two things:
1) People who are actually playing eventually get fed up and leave (less money...)
2) People who can't beat them, join them and you end up with more bots
And the vicious circle goes round and round.