If enough players report you for being afk you get the automated 3 hour ban
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You have to be careful with Blizzard. These days with Activision calling most of the shots they ban for anything and everything they feel like. Got banned in Wrath for making enough money to buy the 25 Saronites I needed for Shadow's Edge. They said I was exploiting the economy by buying low and selling high. (Hello Capitalism?)
A technicality is all they require to make your life a living hell.
While it'll eventually one day bite them in the tails form of negative reputation, it sucks for people who have friends and play the game for them. Especially when some of the Devs clamor on to level 1 alts and troll the hell out of your forum posts. My advice to people is to watch the game credits and if you see Blizzard Devs working on other titles, in 10 years- buyer beware.
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That being said, I don't AFK in the corner of the map in those situations... I'm usually the one death gripping them off their GY.
On another note, I've actually had this happen. Blatently. Some idiot joined into a level 90 BG wearing level 80 greens (all of the same name) and did nothing but rush into mid and die repeatedly. Reported for both helping the enemy team and suspected botting.-Going out of your way to help the enemy team win.
Do you have a /spit macrod in to ever offensive ability that you got?
Stuff like that is what i see in almost every BG i join.
That and bots
Again, im not judging you for doing that. I just hope to see some ban waves going on soon, against people doing stuff like taht
Main(s) since Vanilla: Enha sham / Hunter. Alt since TBC: Warrior.
they wouldnt ban you for afking without messaging you first if you were online. At least thats how they did it when i was coughafkingcough . I caught the message and just responded, and all was well in the world of afkcraft.
Were you grinding AV a lot during the AV CTA and defending towers a lot?
Happened to me, I was not AFK (And never would AFK because I'm paranoid as hell) but apparently people see my low damage (Defending towers but no Horde come, so no damage) and start reporting me AFK. During the weekend I got the debuff a couple times and had to run out of the tower just to go fight and clear it. Never got fully kicked out of the game, but still got the email.
but auto run then(alt tab)release spirit(alt tab)then auto run again till the bg is over. then do that a few matches and you will have a ban for using a automatic running addon or program. happened to me a few times till i got a final warning......
and blizzard should really flag a account for a xh suspension. and let it kick in when you want to log on. not when the gm logs on.
so funny to see a 3h ban at night time...
iam gonna assume you were afk leeching and boting in these bgs which is good becouse it shows blizzard is finaly taking action to this behavior thats been ruining bg after bg.
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i had a sustension in tbc for doing it.
Yeah I got banned twice during AV weekend, once for 3 hours and once for 3 days. I was taking my DK directly to my boss (I'm alli) and just death gripping people into the room. But people always say 'report the people up north', mainly targeted at AFKers in the cave, but I always get reported, too.
Never been banned before this week, Blizz must have changed the way to hand out bans.