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3-17-2008 @ 1:47PM
In general, I think Blizzard is far to reactive to account hacks rather than proactive. For example, this weekend I rolled a new alt and was questing away in the starter zone. On 4 seperate occassions, over the space of about 3 hours I receive a group invite from a lvl 70 warrior who was in Shadowlabs everytime the invite came.I reported the behavior to a GM, but not surprisingly was told that they cannot do anything unless the account owner notifies them. Well, that account owner is likely scrambling to get his account back at this time and is mad as hell. Who knows if it would have already been too late, but Blizz should be more proactive when such reports are made.
3-17-2008 @ 1:59PM
Yah, given how prevalent the Slabs thing is I'm amazed they don't have some sort of red flag script that checks for people repeatedly entering Slabs without a party, or with a short party. The hackers will eventually just change their tactics, but it'd most likely save them customer service labor in the meanwhile.
3-17-2008 @ 2:03PM
Weird- that happened to me once. I was new to the game, so I tried to figure out whether he was offering me a run through some sort of area I had access to, but his answers to my questions consistently made no sense. Eventually, he settled down into chatting in broken engrish about how he lives in China, and I started to think that this might be a hacked account. I psted his guild leader to ask if the player really did live in China and was told that he was using a leveling service.
3-17-2008 @ 3:19PM
In this case he was not using a leveling service since he was already 70. I refused all the invites he sent. I am not sure why he wanted a group. I assume he was trying to use me as an extra hearthstone (give me group lead, then drop group).Otherwise, I wonder why he would keep inviting random lowbies to group. Maybe so he could give me his gold-selling pitch.
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