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[Blizzard] Official Blue Stance on Win Trading

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#1 Tyveris

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:15 AM

We all know what has been going on with the account bans and gear removal for win trading. We finally have an official blue post about the issue. If you are unfamiliar with what is going on, check it out here: http://www.arenajunk...ead.php?t=21903

Important thing to note is that if you feel you have been wrongly banned, make sure to contact them. There have been reports of it being reversed upon further review. Hopefully, this also means they have done all the bans they are going to do for now, so if you still have your account you are probably safe.

Official Blizzard Quote:

In our continued efforts to support fair gameplay in World of Warcraft and to provide a positive experience for players, we have taken steps to ensure fair and enjoyable competition in the Arena by actioning players who have exploited the Arena system to gain artificial victories to purchase Arena gear. Our support team identified several hundred of the most abusive win traders, and action was taken against those accounts in the form of a 72-hour suspension, as well as removal of all Arena gear purchased in the current season.

We want to emphasize that this action was not taken lightly, and was only done to address the severity of the problem. Win trading goes against the spirit of World of Warcraft and hurts enjoyment of the game for all players who earn their victories by competing in a fair environment.

Blizzard Entertainment has always taken a very firm stance against win trading, and additional in-game updates will be made to limit this abuse in an upcoming patch. Additionally, we will continue to closely monitor the Arena system for any signs of win trading or other abuse.

If you were among the players actioned for win trading, but feel it was done in error, please contact our account administration team at [email protected].

Thank you for your support and best of luck to you in all of your games in the Arena.

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#2 Duckers

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:22 AM

Official Blizzard Quote:

Duckers is amazing, it's official.

Good to hear.

Oh, and yeah nice to hear about the win-trading thing too.

Edited by Ducks, 13 May 2008 - 04:26 AM.

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#3 Disaster

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:56 AM

second =p
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#4 Isai

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:30 AM

Official Blizzard Quote:

Our support team identified several hundred of the most abusive win traders, and action was taken against those accounts in the form of a 72-hour suspension, as well as removal of all Arena gear purchased in the current season.

'most abusive win traders' makes you wonder where they drew the line. whether they overlook teams that were somehow more discrete, or traded 'less' than others.. hmm..

in any case, we'll see how well this plays out.

nice new quote text :)
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#5 Grombringal

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:04 AM

Way to go Blizz, way to go !
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#6 Nastynate

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:27 AM

I think they drew the line at wether or not it was for personal gain or not. I know players who were hit by this because they were still on the team in question, but also players who have win traded SO MUCH (for other players) who have not been hit at all. Im pretty sure if you have no ties to any of the teams they are investigating you are good.

Edited by Nastynate, 13 May 2008 - 09:27 AM.

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#7 Neokrebs

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:44 AM

My battlegroup forums are filled with posts related to obvious teams getting banned and some not getting banned
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