Actions Taken Against Exploitation - June 17

Actions Taken Against Exploitation - July 1 Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since the launch of WoW Classic, we’ve taken action daily against accounts that were botting, hacking, and selling in-game services for real money. This continual effort has resulted in the average daily number of accounts actioned consistently increasing in the Americas, EU, Korea, and Taiwan. In May of this year, we witnessed a surge in the number of botters, and our intensification of efforts to eliminate them brought our average of actioned accounts upwards into the thousands per day.

Since our last post about this issue on June 17, we’ve continued to remove exploiters at a high pace, typically 2,000-3,000 per day, with over 4,000 accounts actioned on some days. This daily effort has resulted in actions taken against over 40,000 accounts since June 17 in the Americas, EU, Korea, and Taiwan.

We’re dedicated to driving the the exploiters away wherever we can, as we continue to make our response to this one of our highest priorities. This is a long-term effort that becomes continuously more difficult, as exploits and those who use them are driven by real money profit motives. We take action constantly, 24/7, to enforce the Blizzard End-User License Agreement. Any account that violates or assists others in violating license limitations on hacking, cheating, and other unauthorized use of the game is subject to suspension and removal.

As always, we greatly appreciate your reports. Player reports have been and will remain highly valuable to us, as we must evolve our detection and response methods to stay ahead of the organizations who would otherwise degrade the game for legitimate players.

Thank you very much.
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Comments 23 Comments
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Imagine buying boosts for real money in classic.
  1. Justpassing's Avatar
    Keep 'em comin'!
  1. ryjkur's Avatar
    pathetic attempt to kiss players' asses
  1. IdiocracyIsReal's Avatar
    So this is what happens when they ban all the time instead of once a year ban waves? 40k banned in 2 weeks vs 80k banned in yearly ban wave.

    If so, good job and keep it up.
  1. Mirishka's Avatar
    Damn, Blizz calling down the thunder lately. Over 110k accounts between this and the previous 'wave'.
  1. anon5123's Avatar
    And yet, whiners are still going to cry "blizZARd iS DoinG nOthinG ABOUT BOTteRs!"
  1. NMX-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ryjkur View Post
    pathetic attempt to kiss players' asses
    what? why are you bitter and sad? there was a big perception of bots just bringing blizzard money and blizz not caring about it. they're trying to change that perception and let their community know they're continously working on it.

    Yet here you are, being all grumpy. are you this sad in real life? are you this hard to satisfy? if somebody gives you a birthday gift, do you go, "pathetic attempt to make me happy?"

    are you just too cool for everybody?
  1. Kralljin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyco View Post
    Imagine buying boosts for real money in classic.
    Levelboosts aren't uncommon and have an obvious reason, because leveling takes a ton of time.
  1. apelsinjuice's Avatar
    ok they are doing good enough now
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kralljin View Post
    Levelboosts aren't uncommon and have an obvious reason, because leveling takes a ton of time.
    Which is quite ironic considerin how many classic fanatics screetched on this forum how classic is about the journey.
  1. Thelxi's Avatar
    Sounds like they went after the gold farmers again. Gold farmers farm on compromised accounts so don't worry you will still see the same number of people in SW/Org.

    If you think you can undercut Blizzard to sell gold think again suckers!
  1. Gurkan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ryjkur View Post
    pathetic attempt to kiss players' asses
    should probably make your botting program harder to detect next time, bro
  1. Kralljin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyco View Post
    Which is quite ironic considerin how many classic fanatics screetched on this forum how classic is about the journey.
    On the Retail side, people are also paying others to essentially play it for them.
  1. Mamut's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ryjkur View Post
    pathetic attempt to kiss players' asses
    Dude just gtfo, get some hobby and go outside. Some people here are so pathetic, like seriously, is there anything at this point that will please people like this one?
  1. Katchii's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyco View Post
    Which is quite ironic considerin how many classic fanatics screetched on this forum how classic is about the journey.
    The sentiment of it being about the journey is still true, but for those leveling alts doing the journey for the second, third+ times...is very tedious.

    Unlike retail, where you can get to make level in a couple days of casual play, it takes weeks in Classic, if not longer. I still think it's stupid to pay real money for it, but I do empathize with people wanting it to be faster.
  1. Depakote's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Katchii View Post
    The sentiment of it being about the journey is still true, but for those leveling alts doing the journey for the second, third+ times...is very tedious.

    Unlike retail, where you can get to make level in a couple days of casual play, it takes weeks in Classic, if not longer. I still think it's stupid to pay real money for it, but I do empathize with people wanting it to be faster.
    I've done it 10+ times, still fun. There are expansions i don't like much (hello legion and bfa) but the rest are quite nice.
  1. Katchii's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Depakote View Post
    I've done it 10+ times, still fun. There are expansions i don't like much (hello legion and bfa) but the rest are quite nice.
    You've done it 10+ times in Classic? or Retail?
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    Keep it up at daily bans and botting will no longer be proftitable since there will be not have enough time to get max level.
    I can finally say good job Blizzard!
    EZ Clap

    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyco View Post
    Which is quite ironic considerin how many classic fanatics screetched on this forum how classic is about the journey.
    Believe or not but i am currently leveling my 3rd char on Classic and still got same fun as i had 15 years ago during original Vanilla and 5 years ago on private servers. Leveled up only by myself or with friends/random people doing elite quests/dungeons.
  1. deenman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ryjkur View Post
    pathetic attempt to kiss players' asses
    angry bot spoted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendzia View Post
    Keep it up at daily bans and botting will no longer be proftitable since there will be not have enough time to get max level.
    I can finally say good job Blizzard!
    EZ Clap



    Believe or not but i am currently leveling my 3rd char on Classic and still got same fun as i had 15 years ago during original Vanilla and 5 years ago on private servers. Leveled up only by myself or with friends/random people doing elite quests/dungeons.
    thats crazy if you are having as much fun today as you did in vanila,maybe you didnt like vanila THAT much 15 years ago?for me personly classic has been fun but nowhere near as awsome as it was when i started back in 2005 when it was all new and fresh and a mystery
  1. Athulua's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Depakote View Post
    I've done it 10+ times, still fun. There are expansions i don't like much (hello legion and bfa) but the rest are quite nice.
    I love WOD leveling. And with current XP buff leveling through later zones is just silly.

    Up to 90 there is a good gameplay flow. Then you get into those system heavy expacs, where you do lengthy introductions to systems that aren't mattering anymore and then you get kicked out to the next expansion after mere 1-2 hours. I managed to hit level 103 in gorgrond doing just half of the quests. I noticed that my exp has been cut in half even though i was just 3 levels above 100. Fuck this system, I wish to quest in my preferred area.

    At least in SL they let you actually choose an expac and stick with it.

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