Blizzard Bans 5,000 Starcraft 2 Players
Blizzard has been warning players that they would be banning hackers and cheaters in Starcraft 2, and now they’ve followed through on that threat.
According to a post on the official Starcraft 2 site,
Now, we know that Starcraft 2 sold 3 million copies in its first month. Five thousand out of three million isn’t all that many, but if Blizzard took the time to make certain that those being banned were actually cheating, I’ll take a few thousand at a time.
It’s no surprise that there are cheaters in online games, and there will likely always be. Cheaters can destroy an online game‘s community, and if a company doesn’t deal with them effectively, they can negatively impact sales. Blizzard is trying to stay out in front of this issue, and they should be commended for that. Let’s just hope the whining doesn’t get too loud.