Keyboard warriors assemble!
Since the announcement of D4 alot of people have tried to come back and play D2. Alot of these people have played this game one way or another for years since its release. These people are now returning after years of having moved on inspired by nostalgia and D4 hype. However, unbeknownst to them classic battle.net is being held hostage by out of date and draconian policies set in place to fight a war against botters that Blizzard has lost. The war against D2 botters is over, the botters have won. You people couldnt get it under control when the game was in its hayday… and now in its twilight with people returning to have one last go they are finding themselves slapped with unwarranted timed bans.
Blizzard, you are hurting innocent players! You are ruining peoples day! You are wasting peoples time! Yet these policies still remain in place causing innocent players who have never used bots or cheats in their life to get banned for weeks to months at a time. Innocent players can get 14 to 30 day bans for things like- creating new characters, creating new games and doing runs, connecting with a vpn, and even just having a vpn! If D2s embedded anti cheat detects a vpn software and youre not even connected with it you can get a ban (this is what happened to me). I tried to appeal the ban and customer support threatened me with action against my battle.net account.
The only way this terrible treatment of the Diablo 2 playerbase is going to stop is if we as a playerbase tell Blizzard this is unacceptable and we will not let them treat us like this. I tried talking to them privately through their support channels and all they did was condescend and threaten me. The last thing they said to me was “if you appeal this ticket further we could take action against your bnet account” … well you know what i say to that?
Go for it. Steam is better anyway. Path of Exile anyone?