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    Banned for farming gold

    https://www.warcrafttavern.com/tbc/n...ng-stratholme/

    Somewhat confused here. Is farming gold in a high density mob area considered a exploit? Or has Blizzard just kind of shat down their leg again with this one?

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    "Exploitative Activity (Cheats/Hacks)"

    Either these people botted the stratholme runs, or blizzards anti-botting software broke

    you really think blizzard is now suddenly banning gold farming?

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    I mean, you literally linked the article. One ban has already been overruled by the customer service, so it either means they went too far and accidently banned some legit players which you can assume will be undone in the next few days, or there indeed is some bot/exploit available and the players just don't want to admit it (or think it's creative use of game mechanics).
    So I don't see what there is to discuss for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyattbw09 View Post
    https://www.warcrafttavern.com/tbc/n...ng-stratholme/

    Somewhat confused here. Is farming gold in a high density mob area considered a exploit? Or has Blizzard just kind of shat down their leg again with this one?
    Sounds quite straight out in four scenarios they could be caught.

    A: They did cheat (Botting or exploiting).
    B: They were caught by the software for suspicious activity (aka, running the same dungeon too many times is one of them. You could have GMs mercilessly appear and ban you without question back in Vanilla, now it is software doing it until an investigation is done).
    C: They had a 3rd party program installed, or certain add-ons, and the software picked up on it, even though it might not have been in use.
    D: Players reporting them in the belief they are bots.
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    Kinda funny when random players are getting banned for actually just farming - but when echo's GM srcipe says "yeaah .. we actually bought gold for rm" - nothing happens.

    Shows you how important the token sales really are - and where the priorities are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyattbw09 View Post
    https://www.warcrafttavern.com/tbc/n...ng-stratholme/

    Somewhat confused here. Is farming gold in a high density mob area considered a exploit? Or has Blizzard just kind of shat down their leg again with this one?
    Likely done in error by the automated protection. Don't think there's reasons to worry .. they will just undo the bans on legit players. Though I have a feeling that a lot of botting is also being done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kranur View Post
    Likely done in error by the automated protection. Don't think there's reasons to worry .. they will just undo the bans on legit players. Though I have a feeling that a lot of botting is also being done.
    Oh yeah, there's a ton of botting in the Project Classic servers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunxsera View Post
    Kinda funny when random players are getting banned for actually just farming - but when echo's GM srcipe says "yeaah .. we actually bought gold for rm" - nothing happens.

    Shows you how important the token sales really are - and where the priorities are.
    Cause you can legally buy gold with real money.. its called the wow token...

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