For the past weeks of Diablo 3 gaming, Diablo 3 game has been targeted by numerous botters, gold farmers, and exploiters to gather as much gold as possible before the real money auction house goes live. Seems like this warning is made in accordance to Diablo 3 Asia Servers being shutted down due to item duping and boting which flooded the Diablo 3 virtual economy with duplicated items causing hyper inflation. While Diablo 3 exploits are overly exposed on video sharing sites like YouTube and DailyMotion, this time Blizzard is making its move against Diablo 3 botters and exploiters.
Here is the warning made my Blizzard regarding using Diablo 3 Bots, Hacks, Exploits, and Cheats, which was posted on the Diablo 3 community site.
Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that’s no different for Diablo® III. If a Diablo III player is found to be cheating or using hacks, bots, or modifications in any form, then as outlined in the Diablo III end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net® to play Diablo III with his or her account.
Playing Diablo III legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net and Diablo III, and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on. We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks, cheats, bots, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will begin in the near future.
Reading the quoted warning, it seems that Blizzard is starting to make a huge list of flaggable accounts, or even they already have it. As mentioned, they are giving “time” or last chance for botters, exploiters, and cheaters to stop what they are doing. Analyzing the Blizzard announcement, it leads to few possibilities:
1. This warning is the “real” thing. The number of Diablo 3 botters are making a huge impact in the game.
2. This may be a message to calm down regular players complaints agains Diablo 3 botters and exploiters.
3. This may be a fake warning just to scare Diablo 3 botters and exploiters to stop what they are doing.
A brief look on the Diablo 3 End User License Agreement, under the Additional License Limitations states that:
While no one knows the real reason behind it, for sure Blizzard is now making its move against Diablo 3 botters, and exploiters. Hope they do too against Diablo 3 trade scammers, as many reports that they are getting scammed during the trade window. Diablo 3 real money auction house and Diablo 3 PVP are some of the features that gamers and players wanted, and with the Blizzard Warning on Diablo 3 Bots, Hacks, Exploits, and Cheats, it seems that Diablo 3 real money auction house date of opening is getting closer.