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Following the policy update for organized in-game services, Blizzard clarified that cross-realm advertising and boosting is not allowed.

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If a guild wishes to partake in cross realm boosting, if a guild had advertisers spamming on and cross realm for their guild sales, that would be fine?

That would not be fine.

To provide more clarity for those who have been wondering where the lines are drawn in this new policy, we’d like to summarize that part of it.

Advertising for gameplay activities should be done by a WoW player-character who intends to participate in the gameplay activities. This means there should be no cross-realm advertising, and there should be no advertising from non-participating players.

And as before, the only place that advertising a “for gold” activity is allowed is the Trade channel. Advertising in any other chat channel or the Group Finder makes the player subject to actions against their account.

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Tying it back to valuable accounts.

Makes sense.

Now revert the authenticator requirement for custom text since that junk didn't fix ANYTHING.

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10 bucks say it will fly right over "vigilant community's" heads, and they will still be mindlessly reporting left and right, much like they were with multiboxing.

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On 2/4/2022 at 10:46 AM, Teufel said:

10 bucks say it will fly right over "vigilant community's" heads, and they will still be mindlessly reporting left and right, much like they were with multiboxing.

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, talks like a duck, its Blizzard's job to determine if it's actually a loon instead. Overzealous reporting is a symptom, not the malady itself.

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23 hours ago, SidonisAntares said:

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, talks like a duck, its Blizzard's job to determine if it's actually a loon instead. Overzealous reporting is a symptom, not the malady itself.

Doesn't help if one can't or won't pick up an avian encyclopedia first.

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On 2/6/2022 at 3:12 PM, Teufel said:

Doesn't help if one can't or won't pick up an avian encyclopedia first.

Ah, so one should aspire to amateur ornithology instead of just passing on the sighting to one paid to confirm and then act on such information. Get the flock out of here with that.

Jokes aside, Blizzard does pay people to assess reports for further action, and while there is the potential for harassment in false reporting, that has its own existing mechanism for being dealt with too. Further, you're stating that against the small percentage of false reports, people should instead of right click reporting and moving on with playing the game, spend time determining if someone is violating the rules instead.

False positives in small amounts are inevitable in information gathering, and putting the onus on players to verify further before reporting potential violators creates a chokepoint that would allow more violations to occur than they would prevent due to drastically slowing down the flow of information, especially when you factor in that Blizzard would still have to take the time to verify those infractions regardless of a player's prior homework into the matter.

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