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Monday, March 14, 2005

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Blizzard Bans 'Gold Farmers'
8:55 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Most folks who play MMORPGs are familiar with the types of players typically labeled "currency farmers." There seems to be a market for the selling of in-game currency for real money, and the purpose of these farmers is usually to amass large sums of in-game currency to sell to distributors, usually at the cost of gameplay quality for players just trying to enjoy the game.

Such activities haven't gone unnoticed by Blizzard concerning gold farmers in World of Warcraft After investigating, they've banned over 1000 accounts that they believe to be involved:

Over the recent weeks we have been investigating the activities of certain individuals who have been farming gold in order to sell it in exchange for real world currency. After researching the situation, we have issued permanent suspensions to over one thousand accounts that have been engaging in this practice. We do not condone such actions and will take decisive action as they are against our policy and damage the game economy as a whole.
They add that further investigations will continue, and ask that any player who suspects such activities are going on to report them directly to the in-game GMs.

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