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Friday, August 6, 2004

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More Warcraft III Accounts Closed
9:21 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

In an effort to curb players relying on hacks and cheats in online play, reknown RPG-makers Blizzard Entertainment have announced that an additional 18,000 Warcraft III accounts have been permanently closed.

The move is consistent with the developer's strong stance against hacking and cheating. Last October, Blizzard permanently closed the accounts of over 400,000 cheaters playing the company's popular Starcraft, Warcraft III, and Diablo 2 titles. From the website:

A number of additional accounts and CD keys have been tied to the use of a hack or cheat program while playing Warcraft III on In keeping with our aggressive stance against cheating, we have permanently closed 18,000 Warcraft III accounts. 7,600 of the Warcraft III CD keys used with the now-closed accounts have been banned from ladder play for one month, and 1,400 more have been banned from ladder play permanently. Repeat offenders risk having their CD keys disabled, which will result in the permanent removal of their copies of Warcraft III from
Players interested in playing the vast, massively-multiplayer online role playing game without cheating should head over to the IMG Store and pick up a copy of the game. The Warcraft III Battle Chest, which contains the original Warcraft III: The Reign Of Chaos game, the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne expansion set, and strategy games for both games from publishers Brady Games, retails for $44.95 USD. More Warcraft III accounts closed
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