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MicahW on the Bannination

ArcOlixter

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MicahW on the Bannination

This caught me by as much surprise as any one. If this is similar to the Warcraft 3 CD-Key bans it would only be the original (non-expansion) key that will be banned. I will have more information regarding temporary/permanent in a bit. Again, if it is similar to Warcraft 3 it will be temporary (30 days) for a first offense (almost everyone is going to be on their first offense) and permanent for a second offense.

This is all assuming it is similar to the Warcraft 3 ladder bans, which may not be the case.

http://www.battle.net/forums/thread.aspx?fn=d2-general&t=1104470&p=1&tmp=1#new1104470
 

ArcOlixter

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MicahW on cd-key banning:
We will only be banning original Diablo 2 keys, not expansion keys.
Also, if your account is closed, that is final. No temp-bans on accounts.

And TerenceL in Open Technical Support adds:
For a first offense, a CD-Key is temporarily restricted from Closed Battle.net games. Repeat offenses will result in a permanent ban from Closed Battle.net games. If you receive an error message stating that the account was closed, then it was permanently closed for violating the EULA and/or Battle.net Terms of Use Agreement. It is somewhat similar to the Warcraft III ladder restrictions. Warcraft III has been seeing mass-bannings for years now.
http://www.battle.net/forums/thread.aspx?fn=opensupport&t=370095&p=1&tmp=1#new370095

End result:

First time offenders - 30 day temp restriction on original D2 key and closure of associated account.

Others - perm ban/closure of cd-key and associated account.
 

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Thanks arc, very useful info.

Not like the usual "AHAHAHAahha U GET TEH BANZ0R NOOB OMFG ROFLMAOO!!!".

Oh wait this thread wasn't complete without one of those responses.
 

Freezing Rain

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amen raff.
3/4 of the threads on the general discussion board in diablo2 follow like this:
'blizz i think u suk cuz u banned me for using mh.. it's not really a cheat cuz it jus helpz us play btr!!!!! plzz unban me!!!!'

and today, i had a giant laugh at the title of this thread:
'Maphack is not a cheat'
(apparently so did micahw)