Tough talk and promises from Blizzard

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Do you think Blizzard will truly ban Cd-Keys or is this just tough talk ?

Yes, I think they are serius because this is their reputation on the line.
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Nah Blizzard is just a big blowhard.
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Total votes : 12

Unread postby HuangGaiTheGreat » Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:02 am

I play WarCraft III TFT quite seriously and I know first hand Blizzard doesn't take lightly to hacking. If they have the least suspection of you hacking, expect to be banned. This has happened to a few of my friends and to me as well(luckily I knew enough to save myself). And as stated before, it makes them money when people go out and buy second copys.
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Unread postby James » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:27 am

Hmm… I’ll throw my vote in with Blizzard being serious. They generally are quite honest and direct in business and marketing, and I wouldn’t expect much different in managing their games. Some of their online titles became well-known for hacking and other exploits, and I do not feel they want that reputation to be associated with their games.

Besides, if you catch someone hacking, and ban the CD-Key, when you think of it, how many of those people wouldn’t come right back with another CD? The people who play enough to hack their games, generally, are also addicted to their games. They won’t drop Blizzard—they’ll sob, run down to the game store, pay for a new license, and log right back in again (perhaps following more rules that time around).
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Unread postby Ranbir » Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:17 pm

Other devs do it, can't see why Blizzard won't do a norm punishment for online cheaters.
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