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Thursday, April 15, 2004

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Blizzard Closes Accounts
7:51 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Continuing their crackdown on online cheaters, Blizzard has closed a large number of StarCraft and Warcraft III accounts for their use of hacks or other related cheats. The numbers given include 291,000 StarCraft accounts and 16,000 Warcraft III accounts, of which 1,500 have been permanently banned from ladder play.

In addition, Blizzard has posted its Harassment Policy regarding its currently in development MMORPG World of Warcraft. Much of the policy gravitates around various verbal offenses, and Blizzard's hardline stance concerning offenders also seems to apply here:

Words are indeed tools, powerful tools. Throughout your travels in Azeroth, you will be using these tools to achieve your goals, whether those are finding the perfect group to help you with a quest or getting a great price on that dagger you've had your eye on. As anyone who has hit their thumb with a hammer well knows, tools can cause great pain when used incorrectly. Words are no different.
The categories covered include racial/ethnic slurs, obscenities, and discussion of illegal drugs/activities. The penalties range from a warning to permanent suspension.

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