WoW multibox reporter banned for ‘breaking TOS’ [Updated]

    
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Here’s an interesting tidbit: Did you know that killing one player in a PvP area in World of Warcraft can get you banned? Not normally, perhaps, but a multiboxer playing on 60 simultaneous accounts reported a player on every one of those accounts, with speculation on Reddit being that it tripped an automated ban on Blizzard’s end. The original thread on the official forums has been deleted, but Reddit’s speculation is still there if you want to examine the various half-bits of evidence. Update: Blizzard has said the player was banned, but not for that reason – see below.

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Source: Reddit, YouTube, Official Site; thanks to Enikuo for the tip!
Update: Blizzard says the multiboxer was banned, but not for the reports as Reddit speculated.


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JimGriffiths d0ub1ep1u5g00d Buying game time for gold has been around for about a year. Its my guess is that the ability to buy game time with gold is the reason why he has so many accounts. It is like a multi boxers dream they can now have have many accounts as they want and never pay a monthly sub. 
You can run multiple game clients on one computer, maybe you run 10 per computer on lowest settings? so he wouldnt need that many pc’s. 
the only thing I agree on that he must have spent lots of money is the games themselves.

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This makes no sense. The article title doesn’t match the story. The story has been updated. Why wasn’t the title corrected? Unless I’m reading this incorrectly, a multiboxer reported someone for killing him in pvp. The regular player was then banned because the multiboxer used his 60 accounts to report that single player. No ban was issued to the multiboxer. Right?

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Even if he buys game time with in game gold, someone still a had to pay for it. So weather the real money comes directly from him or not, Blizzard is still raking it in

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SallyBowls1 Greaterdivinity DeadlyAccurate That’s alot of tokens being bought & used.

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Maybe MasivelyOP should report on another HB banning wave that 2nd offenders get 18 months & first offenders get 6 months. 
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/20044526591 & http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1921065-Blizzard-has-released-another-banwave-for-bots

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Rynn Malorey More like this:

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d0ub1ep1u5g00d yes now but have you asked yourself how long has he had those accounts? You got to remember that system is kinda new still and for all you know he could have had all 60 accounts for the past 11 years which is 118k plus the purchase cost of the core plus any expansions. That would be a hell of a lot of money no matter how you look at it. Hell just imagine the amount of Rigs he would need to have all 60 accounts up at once plus his internet and electric bill.

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Well on the bright side the guy saves $900+ a month plus will not have to buy 60 expansions saving another $3k+. In the end it is Blizzard taking the hit because clearly he was most likely their biggest customer. Better judgment on Blizzards end would have been wise. They could have discussed the issue with him and worked out a compromise instead ignorance ruled those that  run a game that has had a terrible year and now it is clearly adding to their embarrassment. Merry Christmas Blizzard. :P