A reader pointed out this thread at the Cedega forums where World of Warcraft players who use the tool, which allows some Windows games to be run on Linux, have been reporting they’ve been banned from the massive multiplayer roleplaying game. The bans appear to have been accidental, as the individual e-mails from Blizzard refer to “third party automation software” (I guess farming bots and what not – if a WoW player can add further clarification please do so). TransGaming posted the following in response:
We are continuing to investigate issues reported by Cedega users with World of Warcraft. Some of the tests have shown textbook botting behavior while other Cedega users are still able to play and are not at risk of being banned. We have tested a large number of scenarios and they come up clean, but we are still looking.
We are asking that users provide some details about their setups so we can attempt to find a link between all of the ban cases. Please visit the information page and let us know about your system setup so we can find the problem. The information on this page may be shared between TransGaming and Blizzard but will not be given to third parties.
If you have previously submitted your information in the forums or in to transgaming.com through other means please resubmit this information through the information page.
We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers and we will continue to work on the problem.