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Blizzard cracks down on Real-Money Raid Clearing

Posted by William Murphy on Mar 08, 2017  | Comments

Blizzard cracks down on Real-Money Raid Clearing - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

Blizzard is cracking down on violators of the terms of service for World of Warcraft - effectively banning people who are offering to help clear raids in exchange for real world money. Keep in mind, selling these services for in-game gold is fine. It's the folks offering to do it for real money that are getting the boot.

From the post:

If you see people advertising these services, please help us keep the game clean by reporting them. If you’re unsure, here are some common warning signs:
 

  • A “broker” is offering to match buyers with service-providers. Commonly, a broker will collect real-world currency from a buyer while offering gold to a guild or group that will actually provide the service.
  • Someone offering a service is unwilling to discuss terms of payment via in-game tells, and insists on using a non-Blizzard application to communicate.


Also note that Patch 7.2 includes some improvements to our reporting features to add clearer categories for reporting listings in the Premade Group Finder. We’re disappointed to see members of the raiding community participating in behaviors that clearly violate the Terms of Use, and want to be clear that such activities will not be tolerated.

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William Murphy / Bill is the Managing Editor of MMORPG.com, RTSGuru.com, and lover of all things gaming. He's been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002, and you can harass him and his views on Twitter @thebillmurphy.