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Old 10-10-10, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Blizzard Bans Single Player Cheaters - Blizzard going a bit to far?

The chaps over at CheatHappens.com have published an interesting article that discusses the recent move by Blizzard to begin banning players found to be cheating in single player games of Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Here's an excerpt:
Cheat Happens user gm0ney has yet to play Blizzard’s much anticipated Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty online. He’s spent the majority of his time playing through the game’s campaign and AI skirmish matches, which makes the email he received that much stranger. “Offense: Terms of Use Violation - Exploitative Activity: Unauthorized cheat programs (‘hacks’). Account Action: 14 day (336 hour) suspension.” The user had been suspended, for using the trainer for Starcraft 2 created and distributed by CheatHappens.com, strictly against AI opponents. “Gm0ney” isn’t alone either, Blizzard’s actions have left many Cheat Happens users with a suspension or much worse, a lifetime ban, it also has many wondering - is it legal?

“I was mostly shocked,” Cheat Happens gm0ney said of the ban e-mail. “Although with all of the news about bans and suspensions coming up, I was somewhat prepared. Blizzard has made it very public in the few months since the game’s release that they would take immediate action against anyone found cheating in any form of StarCraft 2. “We take cheating in our games very seriously,” said a Blizzard spokesperson in a press release. “If you’re caught cheating in Starcraft 2, Blizzard, as per the terms in the EULA reserves the right to ban your battle.net account and/or CD key from ever playing again, online or off. In essence, it’s the language of the EULA that’s in question in the argument as Blizzard states that “playing anything other than an unaltered game client violates the Battle.net terms or use. “We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks, cheats or exploits.”

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Old 10-10-10, 06:14 PM   #2
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I never use cheats or hacks so this shouldn't concern me.
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Old 10-10-10, 06:36 PM   #3
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Do you earn XP that is used online? If not then this is f╥cking stupid.
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Old 10-10-10, 07:02 PM   #4
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Like bacon said, if it doesn't affect online then yeah, they went too far.
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Anyone that would hack the singleplayer would more than likely hack multiplayer too. Ban all cheats...big thumbs up from me, well played Blizzard.
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Well single player campaigns do affect online alittle bit , they give you Avatar picture unlocks as reward for completing single player missions or objectives certain way or difficulty.

For example by completing campaign on hardest "Brutal" difficulty you would unlock "Sarah Kerrigen" avatar, have met some people with that avatar and they admitted cheating to get it

So there is some merit to blizzards actions.
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Well single player campaigns do affect online alittle bit , they give you Avatar picture unlocks as reward for completing single player missions or objectives certain way or difficulty.

For example by completing campaign on hardest "Brutal" difficulty you would unlock "Sarah Kerrigen" avatar, have met some people with that avatar and they admitted cheating to get it

So there is some merit to blizzards actions.
Banning them over a stupid picture? That's ridiculous...
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Anyone that would hack the singleplayer would more than likely hack multiplayer too. Ban all cheats...big thumbs up from me, well played Blizzard.
That's so illogical
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Banning them over a stupid picture? That's ridiculous...
+1, some people use cheats because they might get frustrated with certain portion of a game, if they want to use cheats to get through single player portion of the game they shouldn't get punished for it.
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+1, some people use cheats because they might get frustrated with certain portion of a game, if they want to use cheats to get through single player portion of the game they shouldn't get punished for it.
That's why there is a difficulty option. Put the game on Easy. BAM! Problem solved.
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That's so illogical
Not really, if somebody finds a singleplayer game too hard that they have to cheat then multiplayer would be so much harder for them and of course they would cheat to win.

Why would they do it for one and not the other ?
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