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    Blizzard bans linux community

    The gossips about banning linux users who use wine to play Diablo 3 are true. Here's the email I got today and a customer support answer. I was (and never be again) blizzard's client for many years and now I'm called a cheater. This has never happened to me before

    Greetings,

    * * * NOTICE OF ACCOUNT CLOSURE * * *

    A user of this account has recently been involved in actions deemed inappropriate for Diablo III. The account action detailed below was made after a thorough investigation of the situation as a whole. Though we are unable to discuss the outcome of our investigation due to privacy concerns, rest assured that this incident has been looked into very thoroughly and appropriate action taken on all accounts involved.

    Account Action: Account Closure
    Offence: Unapproved Third Party Software
    A third party program is any file or program that is used in addition to the game to gain an unfair advantage. These programs may increase movement speed or teleport heroes from one place to another beyond what is allowed by game design. It also includes any programs that obtain information from the game that is not normally available to the regular player or that transmit or modify any of the game files.

    Cheat Programs ("Hacks")
    We take action against accounts using hacks when a hero on the account is identified using a hack program. Hacks provide benefits normally not achievable in the game. Such benefits may include: increased speed, teleportation, or running through walls.

    Automation Programs ("Bots")
    We take action against accounts using automation programs or bots when one or more heroes on the account are identified using a bot to achieve automation.

    This Diablo III account has been closed based on a review of the account and all related policy violations, in accordance with the Terms of Use (http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/legal/d3_tou.html) and our In-Game Policies (http://eu.battle.net/support/article...o-iii-policies).

    Any open bids or auctions at the time of the account’s closure have been cancelled. Your open bids will be refunded to your original method of payment. Please allow 5-10 days for processing depending on the availability of your financial institution. Any bids or auctions completed prior to the account’s closure will not be refunded or reversed.

    Moving forward, this Diablo III account and any heroes or items associated with the account are no longer accessible. The only way to continue playing Diablo III is to purchase a new licence or attempt to recover access by appealing account closure. While closure overturns are very unlikely, we advise that customers pursuing an appeal wait to purchase a new Diablo III licence until the appeal process has completed. If you add a new Diablo III licence, the new account will overwrite your old account and any prior heroes or items will be permanently erased.

    Any disputes or questions concerning this account action can only be addressed by submitting a ticket through the Battle.net support site. To submit a ticket, please visit http://eu.battle.net/support/ticket/submit. Our support team will not be able to investigate account actions over the phone.

    We understand that these policies may seem harsh, but they are in place to ensure that every player is able to fully enjoy their time spent on Battle.net. Thank you for respecting our position.

    Regards,

    Blizzard Entertainment
    Diablo III Customer Support
    http://eu.battle.net/support
    Greetings,

    A user of this account has recently been involved in actions deemed inappropriate for Diablo III. The action taken on this account was made after a thorough investigation of the situation as a whole, so we can confirm that the evidence presented was correct, and that the subsequent action taken was appropriate in accordance with the Terms of Use (http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/legal/).

    It is with regret that we have to take this type of action. However, it is in the best interest of the Diablo III community as a whole, and for the integrity of the game, that we have cancelled your access to the Diablo III servers. Our decision in this matter stands, and will not be overturned.
    Please note it is our policy never to reveal details regarding account investigations, beyond the information given in the original notice mail, for privacy and security reasons.

    If you wish to review our current Rules and Policies, they can be found at:

    http://eu.battle.net/support/en/arti...o-iii-policies
    http://eu.battle.net/support/en/arti...nalties-policy

    Any open bids or auctions at the time of the account’s closure have been cancelled. Your open bids will be refunded to your original method of payment. Please allow 5-10 days for processing depending on the availability of your financial institution. Any bids or auctions completed prior to the account’s closure will not be refunded or reversed.

    Any heroes or items associated with the account are no longer accessible. The only way to continue playing Diablo III is to purchase a new licence. If you add a new Diablo III licence, the new account will overwrite your old account and any prior heroes or items will be permanently erased.

    We understand that these policies may seem harsh, but they are in place to ensure that every player is able to fully enjoy their time spent on Battle.net.

    Thank you for respecting our position.

    Best regards,
    Game Master Zhafarion

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    Re: Blizzard bans linux community

    I stopped buying games from ActivisionBlizzard long ago, and it is precisely because they do things like this. Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Zenimax (Bethesda), Take Two, THQ, Capcom, Microsoft, Warner Bros Games, and Sony Computer Entertainment are also on my blacklist. The major game publishers are a cartel and they pull garbage like this all the time.
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    Re: Blizzard bans linux community

    I gave up on WoW and Blizzard back in 2010 after all this mess

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1570690

    You are not alone.

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    Re: Blizzard bans linux community

    I remember there being several users defending Blizzard in the thread dedicated to the outrage that this caused in the Blizzard forums. If somebody could link to the thread, that would be great. I wonder how those people feel now!

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    Re: Blizzard bans linux community

    Quote Originally Posted by famicommander View Post
    i stopped buying games from activisionblizzard long ago, and it is precisely because they do things like this. Electronic arts, ubisoft, zenimax (bethesda), take two, thq, capcom, microsoft, warner bros games, and sony computer entertainment are also on my blacklist. The major game publishers are a cartel and they pull garbage like this all the time.
    yessiree !!! +1
    Last edited by newbie2; November 4th, 2012 at 11:27 AM.

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    Re: Blizzard bans linux community

    Quote Originally Posted by regor210 View Post
    I gave up on WoW and Blizzard back in 2010 after all this mess

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1570690

    You are not alone.
    yep, look at this : http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Bli...its-48696.html


    better go for other games : http://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.p...dr-recap.1130/
    Last edited by newbie2; November 4th, 2012 at 11:41 AM.

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    Re: Blizzard bans linux community

    Cant wait for valve too. Anyway, it's not even about money or ingame characters etc but rather how easily you can be charged and with absolutely no will to review your case. Come on, we dont live in middle ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergo-proxy View Post
    Cant wait for valve too. Anyway, it's not even about money or ingame characters etc but rather how easily you can be charged and with absolutely no will to review your case. Come on, we dont live in middle ages.
    They have a system that works well with Windows... the system that they officially support.


    I can't blame them for not wanting to spend more money to cater for an OS they don't support. They are not banning out of malice, and they are being indifferent to your plight as they are not obliged to find a way to not make Linux trigger their watchdog...


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    Quote Originally Posted by not found View Post
    They have a system that works well with Windows... the system that they officially support.


    I can't blame them for not wanting to spend more money to cater for an OS they don't support. They are not banning out of malice, and they are being indifferent to your plight as they are not obliged to find a way to not make Linux trigger their watchdog...


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    I partially agree but it doesn't change the fact that the game is now unusable even if want to play it on windows (nevah). Besides I haven't seen a label on my game box: "Running Diablo III on non Windows/MacOS system will get you banned".

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