Blizzard Bans 5,400 WoW Accounts

Posted Thu, Apr 13, 2006 by Ethec

Dun dun DUN! Blizzard bannage.

According to the World of Warcraft community site, Blizzard's banned 5,400 accounts and suspended 10,700 more since patch 1.10 went live the week before last. The reason? Widespread looting and violence caused by the Blizzard's April Fools' Day jokes? Nope.

Many account closures come as the direct result of tips reported to our GMs in game or emailed to hacks@blizzard.com by legitimate World of Warcraft players. If you suspect that a World of Warcraft player is using an illegal third-party program to farm gold or items, or is otherwise violating our Terms of Use, please report the suspected infraction via one of the means listed above. All reports will be investigated, and those that prove false will not result in corrective action.

Razor (over at Warcry) believes this will only result in 5,400 more copies of WoW being purchased. If he's right, what a deliciously Machiavellian marketing ploy.

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