To provide more transparency on the actions we take against cheating and exploitation, here is an accounting of the number of actions that were taken over the last month, September 2023:
Total Exploitative WoW Account Actions in September 2023: 136014
All of these actions were for cheating or exploitation, which primarily result in permanent bans or 6-month suspensions. This number does not include other actions such as those taken on accounts with character name or in-game language violations. We continue to evolve our methods and act against these malicious accounts on a daily basis.
It’s also the same number on the posts on both EU and US - so I’m assuming it’s therefore across the board?
I suppose we could take it at face value “across the board” … “WoW Accounts” … suggests to me world-wide accounts on all aspects of WoW.
But then both here and US posts are posted on Classic forums … so that suggests they’re ONLY talking Classic (of course that stops them playing retail too … but this implies that the infractions took place on Classic).
They just pretend. They never take action on real bots and gold buyer/seller. Probably on people that do “deathrolls” and don’t know that trading huge amount of gold (like 30k+) will get them suspended.
We continue to evolve our methods and act against these malicious accounts on a daily basis.
You are not doing enough. Hire me and I will solve the bot problem much better than you have done so far. I mean I can keep up with the reporting speed enough that I probably would be able to do that many accounts alone if I would have a full time job doing it manually without any tools.
With 136014 bots a full time employee would only need to ban around 800 bots per hour or around 13 bots per minute to do it manually. That is around the rate that I report the bots in EPL with the in game tools you offer without any action being taken against them.
They keep flying every over EPL every day with no stop day in and day out and your “ban wave” or whatever you want to call it has not changed that a bit. It has been like this every day, every week for quite a while now.
If I would be able to develop simple tools to automatically detect and ban 95% of those bots (with a 100% confirmation that they are bots), that would be enough so that I could watch youtube half the time and still keep up with your track record.
Either you just suck at fixing this problem or you dont care even the slightest.
This is ruining the game. We dont pay to have World of Flying Botcraft. We actually care about things in this game and your incompetence is ruining the experience for us players.
Also… Doing ban waves once a month or whatever you are trying to do is not working since that makes the bots profitable. The ban waves needs to happen around once a day for things to make a dent in any form of profit.
Also please ban the gold buyers. No buyers = no bots.