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4-21-2010 @ 1:28PM
But it makes a huge difference to the culture of that game. By waiting to do mass bans, Blizzard actively encourages cheating. When nothing is done about a problems for months and months, it is not a stretch to see how many players could assume that nothing will ever be done. Then they are left with some choices to make:1. Quit the game.2. Follow the rules and get beat by blatant cheaters. Frustrating!3. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em: start using the same exploits, and assume that is how the game is now played.I suspect that *many* of these 320,000 people fall into the latter category. And banning them strikes me as deeply unfair, since Blizzard themselves allowed the problem to fester. In effect, Blizzard's neglect pushed many players in the direction of using exploits, and then Blizzard hammered them for doing so.A proactive policy of quickly crushing exploits would get the true cheaters without punishing players who simply wanted to be able to compete.
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