Cedega users banned from WoW

November 19th, 2006 by Crusader

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 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.

7 Responses to “Cedega users banned from WoW”

  1. Anonymous Says: forums: Service Temporarily Unavailable
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  2. Anonymous Says:

    I know that crossover office should support games like WoW and that most of the game should work with the lastest version of wine. Are the users of these wine versions banned too ?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Wine has supported WoW since day one. There have been ZERO reports of bannings on the Wine side this past week.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Blizzard reps have said that there’s no violation of their terms of service just by playing under WINE. They also claim that they’ve contacted Transgaming to resolve any issues that may exist with people getting banned. Most likely it’s just a case of Cedega and WINE users who were doing something else in violation of the terms of service.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    “Most likely it’s just a case of Cedega and WINE users who were doing something else in violation of the terms of service.”

    I still have not read any reports of Wine users being banned.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    As a cedega user who WAS banned, and has not ever used 3rd party automation software, I ask those of you making assumptions to consider the possibility of erroneous bans.

    Consider this: Are you using any reasoning or logic that would help you to distinguish between erroneous bans occurring VS not occurring?

    The obvious answer is that you are not.

    So you must realize that you are forming a completely unfounded opinion, and are really contributing nothing of value to the discussion here.

    Just as a side-note, some cedega users are being unbanned after closer inspection:

    So way to use those reasoning skills!

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