Mar 20th 2008 1:50PM The idea I had to stop gold spammers was to not allow guest accounts the ability to use the city channels or /say in the cities. Outside you could, so you could get help with quests and the like. For full accounts, you treat new characters as guest accounts until they have been marked in a backup (that happens every hour). This way if someone spams in the city you have a name that can be linked to a real account and banned.
Mar 13th 2008 4:40PM To combat keyloggers, how about a file gets sent to the login server along with your username and password. If the data in the file (basically your wow cd key but encrypted) does not match the username and password you typed in, you don't get logged in.
Mar 13th 2008 4:11PM New Druid Form: Polar Bear