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Wednesday, December 8, 2004

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World of Warcraft Bot Bannings, Realm Patch
11:28 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

Blizzard recently discovered that certain individuals were using "bot" programs to increase their World of Warcraft characters' stats and wealth. A bot program allows the user play an account constantly without any user intervention. This activity is expressly forbidden under the Terms of Use for WoW. Blizzard had this to say:

Blizzard Entertainment is committed to maintaining an environment of fair play in World of Warcraft. As stated previously, the company has a zero-tolerance policy for cheating or hacking of any kind. Players caught using a bot program to automate any of their characters' actions will have their characters removed and their account banned. They will not receive a warning. Over 300 accounts have already been banned for offenses of this nature.
In other World of Warcraft news, Blizzard have released a small patch that removes the time zone tabs in order to better streamline the realm-selection process. Further changes to streamline the realm-selection process will be implemented at a later date. According to Blizzard, the patch will be automatically downloaded and installed the next time you exit World of Warcraft and restart the game. Some players may experience issues with the realm-selection screen prior to applying the patch. Allowing the patch to download and install should fix these problems.

As always, IMG will bring you the latest new on World of Warcraft as soon as it is available.

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