Blizzard Not Banning Users For Playing Diablo 3 Using Linux

Yesterday it seemed as though some players, who were using the program Wine to play Diablo 3 using a Linux OS, were being banned from playing. But now, Blizzard has denied this — while playing the game using Linux isn't officially supported, Blizzard apparently isn't banning anyone for using it.

"We’ve extensively tested for false positive situations, including replicating system setups for those who have posted claiming they were banned unfairly," said Blizzard, via this statement. "We’ve not found any situations that could produce a false positive, have found that the circumstances for which they were banned were clear and accurate, and we are extremely confident in our findings.

"Playing the game on Linux, although not officially supported, will not get you banned — cheating will."

Blizzard denies banning players for using Linux [Eurogamer]


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    Wait, wait..A rumour from the forums that WASN'T true? Well, that's a first.

    BTW, A chinese gold farmer session-spoofed, duped my items, then managed to steal my PayPal details. I definitely had an authenticator attachd to my account.

      Fuck. That's gotta suck. Goes to show that even the worlds worst single-player DRM can't stop these issues, it only punishes the player. Still pissed about losing my lvl60 to lag...

        You fell hook line and sinker for the BS story El Kapitan just made up... Goes to show how easy it is for people to lie about their experiences just to try and make Blizzard look worse than they currently do.

          I doubt he made them all up.

            I made them all up. In fact, it's a composite of separate posts that have all since been de-bunked.

    I'm not convinced, the hundreds of posts I've seen of Linux users complaining about this would indicate that there has in fact been a mistake on Blizzard's end.

      Mmm. People are saying the OP made it all up but it looks pretty legit to me, at least 4-5 people were banned due to false positives, I'm pretty sure of that.

      Except they're using bots which warden cannot see outside the vm because it's not able to.. And that is cheating, and how do you think gold farmers glide in wow

    I doubt so many Wine users would be somehow cheating using Wine.

    I'm getting to the point where I'm kind of hoping they'll ban me - then I'll have an excuse to step away from these inconsistent connectivity issues (and it's addictiveness).

    This game sounds like a complete hassle. Don't think I'll step up and buy it.

      Agreed. I was going to buy it when I had some money spare, but I don't think I will anymore. D3 seems to be just an absolute f**kfest with what's been going on.

        torchlight 2 is around the corner
        and for 20 bucks, thats a bargain
        i'm for one looking forward with the release even though i purchased and enjoy D3

        Put it this way man, Diablos problems are dwarfed by how fun the gameplay is. By all means buy the game and enjoy it, the combat is extremely fun and rewarding. But of course there are some issues that still need to be ironed out. I'm in Melbourne and had little to no connectivity problems since the first patch was released. I don't think the game is inherently broken, it just has a few problems that need to be worked out.

        This is just my opinion. And I await someone who sincerely hates blizzard to come shut me down.

    I read a similar thing happened with WoW ages ago but was subsequently fixed as it was just an error. But hey any excuse to take the pitchfork out of the closet am I right?

      Seems to be such the case these days.

    By no means am I a Blizzard fan boy but I still have a short story to share.

    I bought Diablo 3 on day of release, got home around 6pm AEST, installed and got into the game straight away.

    Since then I have always been able to play when I want to, excluding maintenance, and have had a good time playing around with friends. I didn't play Diablo 2 so maybe thats why I don't understand everyone who calls this the worst game of the year etc, neither do I think it should be a game of the year contender or anything, but I have definitely got my moneys worth with close to 100 hours of gametime at the moment and still playing.

    I'm an old WoW player so the DRM didn't really bother me, especially since I was aware of it months before I purchased the game.

    In short, I don't regret my purchase.

    Just thought I'd share that.

      I am a Blizzard fan boy, and even then I've had the exact same experience as you. As an ex WoW player, as well as someone that enjoys MMO's and has a stable internet connection, playing this game has never been a challenge. People just really seem to want something to hate.

        I think its mostly a problem of expectations vs. reality.

        Yes, Diablo 3 wasn't the sequel you wanted. In fact it might even be a BAD sequel.

        This does not make it a bad game.

          120 hours and 2 level 60's (3 if you count the fact one of them was levelled co-op only with my fiance) in... they did enough right to keep me hooked.

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