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Blizzard has made it known it will not tolerate cheating in Diablo III. The company published a warning today and said it will begin issuing bans and suspensions in the near future.
"If a Diablo III player is found to be cheating or using hacks, bots, or modifications in any form, then as outlined in the Diablo III end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game," Blizzard said. "This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net to play Diablo III with his or her account."
Playing Diablo III legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client, Blizzard explained. "Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net and Diablo III, and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on. We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks, cheats, bots, or exploits."
There are a lot of other games out there in the same genre. If you don't like the way Blizzard chooses to operate their game that they produced and maintain then simply don't play it. They don't owe us anything.
My internet cuts out all the time. This is STILL ***! No matter what people say about it not being an issue about the servers be stable now, It's STILL a problem to be required to be on-line all the time when internet connections are still this unreliable for people.
I should be able to cheat or mod in my single player game if I want to.
You hear that all you lowlifes. NO CHEATING!
If people are cheating because they can't play offline mode, then they have some serious problem's. When I play solo, even tho I like to play with my buddy's but I can't since I work second shift. But I haven no problem at all playing solo. If the game is down, then it's down. It's not like the game going be down forever, *** happen's. But it still be nice to have offline mode..aww well
So, they're basically saying they'll lock you out of single player? Don't you need to log into Battle.net just to play? If that's a case, that's a ridiculous decision. What would be the point of paying $60+ for game if the publisher can determine if you can even play or not.
I don't like how things in the industry are headed. It seems publishers are combating a problem by clamping down on the consumers. That's only going to breed more ill will.
Unless Diablo 3 allows offline single player at some point, I refuse to buy.
Someday they're all going to learn that extreme DRM measures don't do anything but piss off the loyal fans...but not today. Let's just ban people and hope it goes away! Lawl.
(I'm all for banning of cheaters, but Blizzard dropped the ball and or soap on this one.)
Never buying another Blizzard game again.
Always Online is bull.
Even though I don't play this game, this is good news. Cheaters are lame.
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This is the worst form of DRM. it punishes honest consumers but pirates won't have to deal with it.
Blizzard is painting a target on their back. They're basically asking to be hacked.
Remember when people were encouraged to use cheats to HAVE FUN playing games? God, I miss the '90s.
Good. I hate cheaters.