Banned for hacking when I've never hacked

Lol, remeber the blue post where they claim they ban in waves partially because they never want to ban legit players…

Another job well done Blizz

So do you mass ban the bots, and get a few “legit players” (if thats what they actually are) in the crossfire. Or do you do nothing and let the bots run wild because you fear a few hiccups?

They let the bots run wild for months on end and part of their reasoning for their “bAn In WaVe$” strategy is also that they claim they want to make sure every ban is legit.

Now Im not defending OP but on discord, here and reddit people making more and more posts about that they got banned for no reason. Now sure, some are probably just talking bollocks, but everyone?

My point is that this just highlights another one of their lies, claiming they want to be certain that every ban is legit, hence they reluctance to instantly ban bots. Just goes to show that its another idiotic line that does not seem to hold up at all.

You might have been buying boosts from a bot? Or traded gold with a bot? Traded gold to your other account? There are things that can get you flagged that are kind of a grey area.

I’m sure if you are innocent you will be unbanned. Surely.

Very safe to say. Dont buy boosts.


I think its been very minimal. If there were a lot of innocent people getting banned the forums/reddit would be overflowing with stories. Right now its just a small handful of stories (of which how many are legit innocent?) which leads me to believe its an absolute microscopic % of “innocents” that got banned. While in return theyve hammered over 100k bots.

My only complaint is that they didnt do the banwave quicker


There was a ban wave last night, it just happened to my guildie who boosts. He did sell through LookingForGroup.

You already are appealing it, escalate if needed.

Every 2 or 3 minutes seems acceptable to me.

I see a thread up on reddit with a banned player admitting that he ran a 25,000g GDKP run and boosted some characters. Both GDKP and boosting are NOT against the rules or terms of service, but you have to wonder if Blizzard might be going after people caught in gold laundering. Not saying OP or any of these people took part in it willingly, but maybe the automated system detected something and pulled the trigger on everyone involved.

Good. You boosting rats are trash. I had a priest join my BRD last night and he didn’t have any bracers equipped because of boosting.


If those boosts are being paid for via RMT then Blizzard is in the right for banning as that is against the ToS. If one of the boosters has been found to engage in RMT it would be safe to assume the transaction you had with them could be as well. When we sign into this game we agree to their terms, those terms state that they can remove our access for any reason at any time. Thus you do not have to be guilty, just guilty by association.


I’m not sure you understand the term cognitive dissonance. There is nothing inconsistent about not knowing the reasoning behind a particular ban (Blizzard doesn’t publish reasons for individaul bans) and not believing Blizzard is handing out bans for no reason. Perhaps you should re-read what I said.


Only thing I can think of is that everybody banned either paid a botter/gold seller or got gold from one to boost. It’s the only explanation that makes sense.


I too just got banned. I have had my account since 2006, and I have never used any third party programs or hacks/bots… I was buying Mara runs on my alt. This isn’t against ToS though, everyone does it and Blizzard has never said it was against ToS.

I suppose it is remotely possible people are buying runs from botters/hackers. That could fall into the areas:

But that is just conjecture. If you were doing nothing wrong the suspension/ban will likely be overturned. If you were doing something wrong, oh well.


Oh nice. Blizzard is finally cracking down on boosters and aoe farmers.


I don’t know that for certain.

It’s not like we get to see the evidence stacked against them or exact reason they have gotten ban.

All we get is cut content or he said she said.

Only they know and blizzard knows. For all we know Blizz gave them a pass. Because they were a streamer.

I still see bots around and ppl still selling gold. Few I have noticed.
Again for what we knows those ppl being unbanned is back at it again.

A lot of ways to get banned.

First thing they probably use is a vpn.

Doesn’t always mean they botter or sold gold.

They could have purchased it or played on another person account.

If u get a boost from a botters or even sold to them. You are connected.

Plenty of evidence including Blizzard GMs stating that bans are automated and does not require you to buy or recieve gold. Sending gold to your alts or running insances can get you banned, there is video proof on Youtube with GM concersations, search Arleas banned.

Your are correct. Sending gold to an alt on another account can also trigger the automated system. I’ve never heard of anybody getting banned for running instances, though.

A lot of people that do these boosts exploit pathing / evade / reset bugs to make it possible.

It’s never that someone was truly completely innocent and just simply running some people through a dungeon or sending money to their alt. When you really dig into these stories and get complete details from the people claiming they were completely innocent, you eventually stumble onto the major “how did you not know what you were doing was an exploit?”

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