I've had several bans for this reason. If you move a large some of gold from one account to another you will be auto banned. You'll have to call and have it settled. It's not that hard.
Last edited by Flatspriest; 2014-06-25 at 01:03 AM.
when all else fails, read the STICKIES.
I'm not a defender of Blizzard, I'm an opponent of stupid.
My account has been active for 9 years. No ban so far. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Maybe I can get lucky soon.
I've been banned twice and had the same message - Abuse of the Economy. The reason being is I use a tunneling service from Australia so I can get a decent ping and that has been mistaken for something else. First time I foned them and got it sorted and the second time I had to send a ticket because they scrapped their call centre thingy. It happened both times when Blizzard were doing carpet bans on botters and I got bundled in with them.
this sort of ban always confuses me. Back in TBC I ran the gem market for alliance on my server. I was laid up for 10 months due to a serious accident and spent almost all my time in wow playing the AH. 13-14 hours a day 7 days a week.
any ore or gems that came onto the AH were bought by me and relisted at my prices. I had 5 ore farmers cod'ing their ore straight to me to cut out the AH middleman. I kept prices higher then they would of been because I had the free time to keep the AH under my thumb during the peak sale times (before and after standard raid times). I don't know if my ore farmers did it the legal way or botted but a couple of them kept me in so much ore I had to have individual alts as storage 1 for each gem colour. I made so much gold I started giving it away in the form of epic flying for all my raiding guild. Not once was I or anyone in my guild actioned by blizzard, not once.
There I am receiving thousands of ore per day via mail, artificially keeping the cost of gems high to ensure my profits and gifting 5k to people all over the show and not one peep. Granted on my end I knew it was all done legally I never botted or even used an AH addon it was all me and excel spreadsheets.
My brother sent 2k to his alt mid wrath and got banned for same as OP "Exploitative Activity: Abuse of the Economy" God knows how they decide these things but it does seem to be somewhat random.
OP did you contacted Araxom? What did he said?
Last edited by Daerio; 2014-06-25 at 12:47 PM.
Well well well.
I got my account back yesterday.
Yup, a friendly GM replied to my 4000 character long ticket, admitted it WAS all a mistake, unbanned my account and gave me Diablo 3 for free. After 6 months. Wow.
There you have it. If anyone else has this problem, stay persistent. Blizz automatically blocked all my tickets going in under ban appeals, so I had to send new tickets under Cant log in, hacking, payment issues etc.
If you are using the same password for your battle.net account that you are using for other accounts, along with the same email address, you will probably encounter login attempts from random parts of the world sooner or later.
I see denied login attempts to old gmail accounts of mine fairly regularly.