18,000 WoW Users Kicked for Using Illegal Software
Blizzard has shut down 18,000 accounts using illegal software to cheat in World of Warcraft.
Some of the programs used collect items automatically, and advance the users’ status. After the stats on an account are built up, many sell their players on eBay. Doing to is a violation of Blizzard’s terms of service, and if you’re cought you will be banned. The game’s popularity probably will be a problem, as they are about to cross the 5 million user mark.
Many of the bans were results of reports by WoW users sent by email. Advanced Economic Research Systems estimates that two-million dollars of WoW gold had been been sold as of April.