Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Warcraft Hammers Bad Players

Blizzard, developer of the hit massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft, has suspended 18,000 accounts for violations of the game's terms of use, the GameSpot Web site reported. That amounts to roughly 200 accounts per day, the site reported.

Most of the suspensions were of computer-run characters made to farm gold and items for resale in the real world. Blizzard is asking legitimate Warcraft players to report suspicious activity.

VU Games recently announced that the game had reached the 5-million player level.
Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel

1 comment:

Valdesta said...

Yep I was reading an article on CNN about how online games are the new Chinese sweatshop - the youth who are highly uneducated don't want to work physical labor, but they don't mind playing games for up to 18 hours a day.

I just started playing World of Warcraft myself, after having played RuneScape for two years (still playing) and many other online RPG's over the years. I have a blog for my newbie-like World of Warcraft experiences, and I was wondering if you would like to cross-link? I've added your link to my site already :)

Valdesta
Zul'jin / Silvermoon
Troll Hunter / Night Elf Rogue