Blizzard Prepares to Crack Down On Cheaters
Cheaters never prosper. Especially not in Massively Multiplayer games that pit millions of players against one another. Blizzard wants you to know that if you cheat in their recent best seller StarCraft II (and are caught) not only will you not prosper, but you’ll also not play.
Apparently, they’re quite aware of the use of hacks and mods in the online component of their game, and as such has issued this warning to all players:
“Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that’s no different for StarCraft II. If a StarCraft II player is found to be cheating or using hacks or modifications in any form, then as outlined in our end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net to play StarCraft II with his or her account. Playing StarCraft II legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net, 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, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will begin in the near future. “
Fair game means fair play. Consider the above a warning.