New Player Gets Banned for “Abuse of Economy?” – WoW Gold
This article is a story about a WoW player’s experience with the very odd situation on getting banned and the lack of initial help from Blizzard’s CS:
“While Legion is an amazing expansion and I certainly have been playing the crap out of it, it can get pretty lonely playing with just my WoW buddy of 6 years. We make an effort in our spare time to get as much of our friends to come back and try out WoW once again for the sake of trying out Legion. Sure, we could just join a guild, but we’re pretty anti-social that way.
So, about a week ago, I was able to convince a cousin of mine to play a starter edition of WoW and he simply loved it. He wanted to level all the classes first to level 20 before he bought a retail WoW account and Legion CD keys, so there was some time in between to wait for him. Unfortunately, his account was immediately banned a day after he was set on buying his WoW account.
What was the reason?
“Abuse of economy,” the email from customer service said. How in the world was he able to do any exploits with WoW gold if he hasn’t ever touched the game before last week?
Knowing the pains of dealing with customer service, I advised him to just make a new account since he hasn’t spent anything on his banned account yet. A day after, the new Battle.net account was immediately banned. Clearly, this was a case of some pretty severe IP banning.
Vigilance with WoW Gold: An Overreaction?
See, my cousin uses a VPN because of his geographical location. It eases his use of important sites that he uses in his daily work like Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter among others. He can’t NOT use a VPN because China has some pretty shitty restrictions on internet usage.
This may be the reason as to why his accounts were banned. He appealed his case to the GM to see if there was anything he could do. Unfortunately, his ticket was met with a seemingly automated response in the negative, stating that there was enough “evidence” against him about the WoW gold kerfuffle. Still a blatant disregard for the real issue at hand. Contacting a GM via live chat only yielded advice to submit another appeal. Now, we’re just waiting for the results.
How is this a thing? This is one big mistake for them as they’re denying a person, who is eager to buy and purchase anything WoW related, from actually even starting to play WoW in the first place. That’s one customer alienated for no real reason. I hope this gets resolved soon.”
We hope so too, buddy. And we hope you get to play with your cousin as soon as possible – Legion is shaping up to be the best expansion ever!