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Tuesday, December 9, 2003
 

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Blizzard Blocks Diablo II Accounts; Offers New WC3 Map
10:49 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Continuing their commmitment to stamp out online cheating in their games, Blizzard has closed some 800+ Diablo II accounts. They attribute the closings with attempts to exploit a server bug, causing the game servers to crash multiple times.

In keeping with our aggressive stance against cheating on Battle.net, we have closed the 800+ involved Diablo II accounts. Furthermore, the copies of Diablo II that were used to attack the servers in this manner have been banned from Diablo II Realm play. (See the Realms section of the Arreat Summit's FAQ to review Diablo II's multiplayer options.) Deliberately crashing a server could be considered a denial of service attack and could therefore be cause for legal action under state and federal law.
In other Blizzard news, a new map for Warcraft III has been released. Titled "Emerald Gardens," the map is classified as a Large field that uses the Sunken Ruins tileset, and is intended for 4v4, 6v6, or FFA play.
Lush greenery has almost succeeded in cloaking the ruins of a city whose name has passed into memory. Pay heed to its mute testimony: peace is fragile where resources are in demand.
Those who wish to download it can find it at the official Warcraft III Bonus Maps site.

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