WoW Classic: Mega Ban Wave and new restriction on Death Knight creation

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Over the past few years, we’ve repeatedly reported that bots and similar violations of the World of Warcraft Terms of Service are a major problem on the Classic servers (for example in this article or in this one) – and that the Blizzard developers take action against accounts that don’t follow the rules on a daily basis.

A few hours ago Game Producer Aggend im official WoW forum Speak up to report recent efforts that go beyond the daily struggle: “Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken action that has removed nearly 120,000 malicious accounts from the World of Warcraft ecosystem, including Wrath of the Lich King Classic and Classic Era. This is in addition to our usual ongoing ban waves, which often include actions against tens of thousands of accounts per week.

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Fight against the death knight glut

The fact that the number of cheating accounts is so high is apparently also due to the fact that it is possible in WotLK Classic to create level 55 death knights without the old restrictions. That especially death knights like to be botted, as some members of the Classic community have noticed. Here are the current rules:

  • Your first death knight per realm can be created without any restrictions.
  • Additional Death Knights beyond the first require a level 55 character on the same realm.
  • You can only have one death knight per realm.

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