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Player Pays Blizzard France a Visit After Being Banned for Excessive Linen Cloth Farming

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With WoW Classic Phase 5 and the War Effort, players have been farming Linen ClothLinen Cloth for extensive periods to complete it. Surprisingly, some have even been suspended and have visited the Blizzard HQ in France to find out what happened.

UPDATE: The suspended player explains they have the Scepter in their bag and that three out of the five suspensions have been overturned.

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"For more explanations, i had just farmed a lot of linen with my guild and other player of my server to finish the Amnennar(Eu) war effort and open the AQ's Gate.
We farmed at Westfall on dynamic respawn spot, so the amount of linen was totally crazy !
The Aq's gate open yesterday and i was scarab lord so my scepter is totally lost and will stay in my bag because of this incredible mistake of Blizzard.
We were 5 people banned for this, and 3 of them are now overtunned but i'm still waiting..........

My guild lost his MT1, officer, scarab lord, guild bank ! Thanks to Blizzard !

If you could up my Reddit post in the article, maybe this story could finish faster ! And i hope Blizzard will give me the scarab in compensation for this error 'cause the scepter is in my bag."

The story comes from Reddit user kalafty, who was farming Linen ClothLinen Cloth to complete the War Effort on Amnennar (EU). The player and another guildie were suspended for using third-party software while farming cloth, so they appealed the suspensions, and here are some responses they got from the Game Masters (in French).

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The first response says their accounts were suspended for using third-party software.

In the second appeal, they explained how they farmed cloth with dynamic respawns and received another response from the Game Masters.

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The second response says other players reported them for cheating and exploiting game mechanics, and the suspension will last until February 19, 2021.

The second and final appeal didn't bring any luck either as Blizzard decided not to revert the bans.

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Blizzard did not revert their suspensions even after the final appeal has been made.

After their unsuccessful appeals, they contacted the French site JudgeHype who also posted about their case to bring more attention to the matter.

Finally, Reddit user kalafty went to the Blizzard HQ in Versailles in person, but the security guard told them nobody was there since everyone's working from home due to COVID-19.

We do not condone cheating, but we also can't confirm or deny if the players used any bots, but rest assured the case at least deserves to be reviewed again, as we've seen many players wrongfully suspended in the past, and their suspensions reverted.

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It's my story, my current ticket is: US75001852

For more explanations, i had just farmed a lot of linen with my guild and other player of my server to finish the Amnennar(Eu) war effort and open the AQ's Gate.
We farmed at Westfall on dynamic respawn spot, so the amount of linen was totally crazy !
The Aq's gate open yesterday and i was scarab lord so my scepter is totally lost and will stay in my bag because of this incredible mistake of Blizzard.
We were 5 people banned for this, and 3 of them are now overtunned but i'm still waiting..........

My guild lost his MT1, officer, scarab lord, guild bank ! Thanks to Blizzard !

If you could up my Reddit post in the article, maybe this story could finish faster ! And i hope Blizzard will give me the scarab in compensation for this error 'cause the scepter is in my bag.

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56 minutes ago, Stan said:

Finally, Reddit user kalafty went to the Blizzard HQ in Versailles in person, but the security guard told them nobody was there since everyone's working from home due to COVID-19.

Long story short.

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I previously worked for an MMO and was involved in the detection of third party software usage.
We had players turn up to the office to appeal their bans from time to time.
Management had to tell us not to go outside and giggle at them, because the poor souls obviously didn't know how these things worked.

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Sad thing is that people think that going directly to their offices are really going to change anything, but the reality is that places like Google, Youtube, Apple, and even Blizzard have to raise alarms to their employees inside when they catch wind that a possible customer is outside that might be trying to find their way inside the building or maybe just lingering outside because they don't know what this person may attempt though the person may have no intentions to do any harm.

 

So long story short.. Never decide to go to the offices because 1. You aren't going to get anywhere by doing it. 2. You are just wasting your time and theirs . and 3.  You are causing a scene which could effect those that don't even have control over what actions were taken to the account. 

 

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