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The banhammer strikes again! Blizzard has taken action against players who regularly go AFK, refuse to participate, or intentionally die during matches. Such negative behavior won't go unnoticed, as it undermines the spirit of the game.

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Latest Suspension & Ban Wave: May 30, 2018

We’ve just issued a new round of account suspensions and bans for players who regularly go AFK, refuse to participate, or intentionally and repeatedly die during their Heroes of the Storm matches. 

These actions were targeted at players whose in-game performance data, combined with high report volume, clearly shows a consistent lack of contribution to the majority of their matches. In this way, we’re able to take regular and confident action against those who are intentionally harming the in-game experience for others.

Going AFK, refusing to participate, and intentionally dying are behaviors that ruin the experience for everyone else in a match and undermine the spirit of competition that’s essential to Heroes of the Storm. Taking part in these actions will not be tolerated, and we will continue to suspend and ban players who do. We’d like to thank those of you who use the relevant in-game reporting options when you spot these negative behaviors in your matches, and encourage you to continue doing so.

Thank you!

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13 minutes ago, XeaKon said:

Maybe they should go easy on the leaver status for vs. A.I. It is a an Underwhelming reason for being locked out of the leagues.

Why should someone be free to grief the other four on your team, just because it is against A.I? If you know you might not be able to stay for the entire durtion of a match you simply don't join a HotS match, it is that simple.

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1 hour ago, Stan said:

The banhammer strikes again!

But it's a F2P game, people that know they'll get banned for it will have F2P accounts to do just that.

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53 minutes ago, Drachar said:

Why should someone be free to grief the other four on your team, just because it is against A.I? If you know you might not be able to stay for the entire durtion of a match you simply don't join a HotS match, it is that simple.

Grief in vs A.I. ? Do you listen to yourself ? Afk will give you your personal minion instead of that guy going solo on a lane(in beginner).

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29 minutes ago, XeaKon said:

Grief in vs A.I. ? Do you listen to yourself ? Afk will give you your personal minion instead of that guy going solo on a lane(in beginner).

But, what's the point of joinig in a match were you go afk?

If you don´t play, you shudn't get any reward, and, if you actions affect your team, you should be punished

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What I'd like to see from Blizz is something that Valve does with Dota. Getting a nice little "We've recently taken action against one or more players you have reported!" is always so satisfying.

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5 hours ago, XeaKon said:

Maybe they should go easy on the leaver status for vs. A.I. It is a an Underwhelming reason for being locked out of the leagues.

"Insert excuse for AFKing" is an underwhelming reason for being a jerk to four other people...

Except it isn't just four people.  If you're AFKing enough to get hit with this then you're being a jerk to way more than four people.  Being vs AI means exactly nothing.  Inappropriate behavior is inappropriate behavior.

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5 hours ago, XeaKon said:

Maybe they should go easy on the leaver status for vs. A.I. It is a an Underwhelming reason for being locked out of the leagues.

While I do tend to agree with this for the most part, BUT alternatively rather then playing against AI with people you can alleviate that issue by playing with ALL AI and yourself. Then if you decide 'f*ck it, I gotta go' you just quit out and no leaver status since the AI doesn't care about you quitting on them :p. And I believe it's about the same amount of xp for all AI match rather then real players vs AI (but don't quote me on that, I'm not 100% on it). You could even do your daily quest that way if you wished. I play that way on PTR to try out the new stuff when it's up. Since it takes like 5 mins or more to get an actual match with people on PTR. Anyhow, just my 2cents on that particular thing.

In regards to bans for 'intentionally & repeatedly die' I will assume they don't do this unless it's pretty clear someone's doing it for real. And not just cause some of their teammates are silver/bronze rank assholes who think they're diamond or masters and flame like crazy cause your team is losing. And of course to the one(s) who talk the most shit in chat it's never their fault, it's always everyone else's fault. And they always say how they're reporting someone for 'feeding' or 'intentionally dieing' or 'trolling the team' cause their teammates aren't being a team as well as the enemy is. So of course you're getting stomped since they're too busy typing shit talk the whole rest of the match once their team starting getting behind. ....Speaking of, I always make sure to report those kinds of people for abusive text chat with the description of the report as something akin to what I just said about it. Usually quoting whatever 'colorful vocabulary' they chose to use in chat against their teammates.

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Okay, so how about permabanning those draft dodgers? Sick and tired of sitting in queue for 10 min because someone gets salty over picks.

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8 hours ago, Yridaa said:

But it's a F2P game, people that know they'll get banned for it will have F2P accounts to do just that.

Yup and in doing so will lose any monies they spent on the banned account.

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You are too stressed over a relaxing game mode like vs A.I. I am not encouraging AFK but I say you shouldn't get leaver status for leaving it(you already don't get the exp if you leave long enough).

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4 hours ago, Myke said:

Yup and in doing so will lose any monies they spent on the banned account.

It's logically speaking more likely to be the other way around. Sensible trolls (is that possible?) that are aware they can get banned will only troll on those f2p accounts.

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