Thousands banned from Diablo III

Blizzard’s warnings have been followed up by swift action; after giving a heads up yesterday, thousands have already been banned from Diablo III.

Writing in a post on the game’s official forums, the company says: “We recently issued a round of account suspensions and bans to several thousand Diablo III players who were in violation of the Terms of Use for cheating and/or using botting or hacking programs while playing.

“In addition to undermining the spirit of fair play that’s essential to everyone’s enjoyment of the game, botting, hacking, and other such exploitive behavior can contribute to stability and performance issues with the service.

“As always, maintaining a stable, safe, and fun online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we’ll be continuing to keep watch on and take action as needed.”

And there we go. Play fair, or Blizzard’s coming for you. Scary.