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Posted at 20 Nov 2006 08:54:34 PM

Oh my god. Ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod.
They fixed it!



As you know, Blizzard Entertainment traditionally makes a serious
commitment to protect the World of Warcraft community from players who gain
unfair advantage through hacks and exploits. Last week, our
administrators implemented bans on a large number of accounts that were
identified acting against the terms and the spirit of the game.

However, it has since come to our attention that a very small
percentage of those accounts should not have been banned. This case of mistaken
identity seems to be isolated to users of an unsupported, Linux-based
Windows emulator called Cedega.

Once this pattern was brought to Blizzard's attention, our staff worked
directly in conjunction with the Cedega development team in a rigorous
and thorough review of the situation. We have since determined that
your account was one of those accidentally flagged, and as such we are
immediately reinstating your account to fully playable status.

Blizzard Entertainment deeply regrets the error, as we understand that
this brief account closure presented you with an inconvenient and
highly frustrating experience. We remain firmly committed to enforcing our
regulations and suspensions for those exploiting our game, in the
interest of ensuring that our legitimate customers have the best possible
play experience. In this case, however, we regretfully caught a handful
of innocent customers in the process, and for that we offer you our
genuine apology.

In consideration of our error, we are applying a credit of two weeks
play time onto your account, in addition to crediting back the time that
your account was locked. This comes to a total of twenty (20) days
credit, which should be visible on your account within the end of the

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding this account,
please do not hesitate to let us know. We appreciate your extraordinary
patience in this matter and hope you will continue to enjoy your time in
World of Warcraft.


World of Warcraft Support Team
Blizzard Entertainment

They actually admitted it. Holy shit. This is way too cool - I honestly didn't think they'd own up to it; I figured that by this point, even if they did identify the problem, they'd still leave us all banned. OMG. Squee!
/dance :D

They've not made any official statement yet (that I've seen, anyway) which says they *fixed* whatever the problem was which led to all the cases of mistaken botting, so until they say "Yes, go ahead and use Cedega, we promise that you won't wake up tomorrow morning to another ban letter", I'll be capitulating and using the Windows box. No point in taking chances, and I don't want to go through this again!

Tagged as: WoW, linux

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