An infamous WoW Classic griefer sees his 16 accounts all banned during a livestream

    
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If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of the greater World of Warcraft: Classic community, you perhaps are familiar with the exploits of one TinyViolin69, a player whose entire reason for existing in-game is to camp World Buff sites with 16 different boosted and paid-for accounts in order to dispel buffs that other plays have long been grinding for. As you can imagine, this behavior made TinyViolin something of a blight on the game, but as of this past Sunday, that blight was cleared.

During one of TinyViolin’s livestreams where he was broadcasting his multibox shenanigans, all 16 of his accounts were smacked with the banhammer live on Twitch, a development that was met with a surprising but no less amusing amount of silence as TinyViolin simply sat there for a few moments and then ended the broadcast. Reaction to the move appears to have been lauded by the game’s community, with the moment being shared on the LivestreamFail subreddit and another thread on /r/ClassicWoW being deleted and locked down by mods but not before some generally unsympathetic responses.

It should be noted that TinyViolin hasn’t been thwarted entirely, however: He was back in the game yesterday, though this time he was actually playing the game like a regular human. While his in-game behavior appears to have been righted for now, his real-life behavior apparently hasn’t as he talked some further trash during the stream. “I was happy to see the accounts banned,” he claims in his recent stream. “I was prepared for getting banned from day one, man, and I’m honestly surprised the crybabies didn’t get me sooner. And you know what? I’m gonna be back and kids are gonna be crying again.”

sources: Reddit (1, 2) via Dexerto, Twitch
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Ashfyn Ninegold

What a hinny of a jenny. See also, human being; pathetic.

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Oleg Chebeneev
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Estranged

1st world problems and predatory behavior, no doubt.

Would love to take a person like this and throw them into a 3rd world relief effort.

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Bruno Brito

3rd world

Sigh…dude, c’mon, we are not props.

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Estranged

We are spoiled brats. This sociopath was spending more on WoW to grief people than most of the world makes in a year.

Sorry for the insult, was not intended.

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Bruno Brito

I had the unfortunate luck of understanding english and being kinda into US politics, so i had the also unfortunate luck of watching senate/congress sessions of your country.

I can’t tell you how much it pains me everytime some of your finest politicians come with some sort of “We are the US, we are not a 3rd world banana republic” like we weren’t influenced by US foreign policy lol.

Also, beating their chest to claim to be the best country and still failing to provide universal health care when i have it is nothing short of pathetic. On that note, the US and Brazil has a lot in common. We just engage in less self-conditioning about it.

There was a democratic nominee a while ago that invited an entire shitstorm on Twitter because she wanted international intervention here. People were furious. I was furious. It’s tiring to see your country still suffer the issues of 20 years of “left-partisan government” ( while engaging in neo-libertarian economic methods, which are right-wing methods ), all imported from the US, and having to hear this shit like our country is the fucking playground of the world.

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Estranged

There is no doubt that our meddling has caused the world much grief.

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Dankey Kang

This is out of character for Blizz. Surprised they didn’t give him a bonus or exclusive mount.

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Please meet our new Community Manager…

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Rndomuser

Amusingly I see much more sociopathic comments here on Massively, especially this comment section, than the behavior of this person. Oh and if behavior like that generates too many issues for the developer where a small group of players starts to discourage larger group of players from playing the game – the developer should change the game design to prevent such behavior from happening. An example from EVE Online is the famous smartbomb spam in Yulai:
http://aurora-arcology.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-yulai-incident-when-zombies-defied.html

After that CCP changed the game design to prevent that from happening.

Anyway, back to my lvl60 Horde alt in Redridge ;-)

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Schlag Sweetleaf
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People like this make a very convincing argument for free birth control.

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Harbinger_Kyleran

Or Gulags.

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Bruno Brito

Let’s not go that far.

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Loopy

Imagine paying close to $300 per month to grief people in a video game, getting them all banned, and then blaming “crybabies” for the ban.

This is something he’s gonna be looking back on when he’s 70 years old. I wonder what he’ll think of those memories..

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Minimalistway

Alas some people reach old age with no wisdom to look back and admit they did anything wrong, for them it’s always other people fault for not accepting their … i’m sorry to use this word … bullshit.

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With such a winning personality, I’m not so sure he’ll make it that far along…

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Totes McGoats

What was he banned for? Was it being a jerk or did he technically violate a rule?

Am actually curious.

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Leiloni
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Totes McGoats

I am still confused. Did he do the RMT?

I like Massively but I wish the article was more informative about why he was banned instead of just explaining why he was a jerk.

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dkhunter

I mean, sort of? He ‘took the bits’ and didn’t dispel the guy, but he didn’t solicit the contribution. I’m not begrudging Blizzard for looking for pretextual reasons to ban him, but honestly? It seems a little shaky.

The information about the proximate cause definitely should have been included in the article.

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Oleg Chebeneev

As far as I know player harassment isnt recieved well by GMs

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Nathan Aldana

Gaming, the one space where you can act like a complete manchild and insist other people are the babies for not putting up with your attempts to ruin it for them.

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Jon Wax

Pretty sure I’ve seen this occur somewhere else…

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Guessing you’re not a fan of political news- cannot blame you for that.