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Monday, May 18, 2015

Blizzard Suspends 100k WoW Accounts

Blizzard suspended as many as 100,000 or more accounts on their flagship World of Warcraft (WoW) gaming platform for automating the actions of their characters, known colloquially as "toons." Toons that are fully-automated are known as "bots" but the Blizzard Terms of Service explicitly forbids any automation, so some of the accounts included characters that were making use of similar programs, often for tanking.

The suspensions will last for six months with repeat offenders finding their accounts banned if they continue employing bots. Although Blizzard makes numerous online games, World of Warcraft is, far and away, its most popular. The latest expansion pack was just released in November of last year.

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