Actions Taken Against Gallywix And Gold Selling
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
After performing a thorough investigation, we’ve identified that the Gallywix boosting organization has been taking part in gold selling for real money. Real money trading – also known as RMT – is a serious violation of our End-User License Agreement and is not tolerated, therefore we’ve begun taking action and have banned accounts in North America and Europe that were associated with this group and taking part in the real money trading transactions.

These actions have primarily targeted the Gallywix organization so far, but our investigations are ongoing and additional accounts involved with running this organization may be banned in the future.

Going forward, accounts may receive actions if they are found to be involved in future transactions with Gallywix or are actively advertising it.

Thank you for your understanding.

Hotfixes - August 3, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
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This article was originally published in forum thread: Actions Taken Against Gallywix And Gold Selling, Hotfixes - August 3rd started by Stoy View original post
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  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    That headline is perfection.
  1. xeddin's Avatar
    good, all trade chat is these days is these guys spamming non-stop
  1. Zan15's Avatar
    No one can make money but us, bawhahahaha.


    whelp this won't stop here, from the ashes 2 more groups will form just like the last time.

    if you see the spam and don't use CC_Cleaner/Badboy then its your own fault.

    Also helps if they would facilitate a way to transfer gold between realms.
    Some groups are sitting on 130+m gold they have stuck on servers and can't get to their main guild to spend and there is no gold on their server to support their guild activities
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    Well that sucks. I planned on using Gallywix to get my rank 3 C&S since I assumed they did everything with gold. Looks like I'll just skip that essence, it's the only one I don't have anyways.
  1. Sithalos's Avatar
    Good. Maybe I can turn Trade Chat back on now, and not get accosted by their endless spamming.
  1. Danvash's Avatar
    That investigation took them a really long time for something that has been quite obvious to everyone since Gallywix started doing business. Streamers boosting for Gallywix even confirmed that they donate real money to their patreons in a totally-not-RWT manner. But still, I'm glad Blizzard is taking action because this will cut down on the spam in Trade on every realm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    No one can make money but us, bawhahahaha.


    whelp this won't stop here, from the ashes 2 more groups will form just like the last time.

    if you see the spam and don't use CC_Cleaner/Badboy then its your own fault.

    Also helps if they would facilitate a way to transfer gold between realms.
    Some groups are sitting on 130+m gold they have stuck on servers and can't get to their main guild to spend and there is no gold on their server to support their guild activities
    With that kind of money available, can't they just transfer over some alts or even a alt guild bank?
  1. TOM_RUS's Avatar
    Nice to see those fuckers get banned.
  1. Ohsorry's Avatar
    I thought they only traded for in-game gold? Clearly this wasn't the case.
  1. Jetpistol's Avatar
    Mark my words, the Goblins will return....
  1. Sithalos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Danvash View Post
    That investigation took them a really long time for something that has been quite obvious to everyone since Gallywix started doing business.
    I'm actually shocked by how many people are surprised by this news. Like, are people really that oblivious?
  1. Biomega's Avatar
    Oh no, capitalists abused the system to enrich themselves in illegal ways?

    THAT IS UNEXPECTED AND SHOCKING.
  1. Sagenod's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    Oh no, capitalists abused the system to enrich themselves in illegal ways?

    THAT IS UNEXPECTED AND SHOCKING.
    Way to be that guy lmao
  1. deenman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by joebob42 View Post
    Because there are absolutely NO rich/corrupt communists or socialists.
    sure,bad people will take advantage of any system,but no system is as bad as capitalism when gone HORRIBLY wrong,when one person can LEGALY own more wealth than 90% of the population,you know that system fucked up
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by deenman View Post
    sure,bad people will take advantage of any system,but no system is as bad as capitalism when gone HORRIBLY wrong,when one person can LEGALY own more wealth than 90% of the population,you know that system fucked up
    Assuming that that wouldn't happen in communism..
  1. Zan15's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Danvash View Post
    That investigation took them a really long time for something that has been quite obvious to everyone since Gallywix started doing business. Streamers boosting for Gallywix even confirmed that they donate real money to their patreons in a totally-not-RWT manner. But still, I'm glad Blizzard is taking action because this will cut down on the spam in Trade on every realm.

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    With that kind of money available, can't they just transfer over some alts or even a alt guild bank?

    A- last time this happened it created two new uber sellers to replace the 1, doubling the spam

    B- huge loss in moving that kind of money around like that over and over again.
  1. Cathbadh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by deenman View Post
    sure,bad people will take advantage of any system,but no system is as bad as capitalism when gone HORRIBLY wrong,when one person can LEGALY own more wealth than 90% of the population,you know that system fucked up
    IDK man, you think someone earning more money than others is worse than a system that time and time again ended with executing tens of millions of their own people?
  1. Dazmalak's Avatar
    "Real money trading is bad, especially when they offer cheaper prices than we do."
  1. Beet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ohsorry View Post
    I thought they only traded for in-game gold? Clearly this wasn't the case.
    Nah it’s the same with all services like this including boosting on classic wow. They’ll ask you something like “Are you wanting to pay with gold or PayPal?”

    There’s so much money to be made in WoW. Especially now that the pandemics hit. My GM on classic started boosting to make money after corona cost him his job, but he isn’t planning to go back after it’s better since he’s making more from this in less time spent.

    As long as the markets there people will come to fill the need. And blizzards customer service department are at an all time low.
  1. MrFrag's Avatar
    They should start banning multiboxers as well(with an investigation ofcourse). I mean you might have 2-3 account but when it comes to 5x + accounts, it's obvious that they want to flood market with tons of boe,mounts,herbs etc. then they start ruining auction house. Blizzard needs to make a full investigation on those guys as well, possibly most of them selling golds, maybe some of them even botting. Boosting is easy because content is easy ,so a lot of people are doing it and possibly they are selling gold for real money too.
    So Blizzard can make content harder like you need everybody's effort in a dungeon/raid so less people do it and it will narrow down a huge amount of wow population for an easier inspection. Also a player shouldn't able to connect Blizzard servers with more than 5x accounts or they should define a number for it for fixing this multiboxing nonsense.
  1. Lolsteak's Avatar
    Some good news, Their obnoxious spam didn't win them any supporters among anyone I know.

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