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Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:36 am
by Lavarinth
A recent email was sent to fansites, and now this information is also available on StarCraft 2's site, in relations to cheating.

Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that's no different for StarCraft II. If a StarCraft II player is found to be cheating or using hacks or modifications in any form, then as outlined in our end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net to play StarCraft II with his or her account.

Playing StarCraft II legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net, and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on. We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks, cheats, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will begin in the near future.

Nethaera
Community Manager
Blizzard Entertainment


We'd like to point out that as of this moment, this does not exclude simply edits such as audio files, backgrounds, texture maps, etc from being considered "cheating" if you are editing any MPQ format file. For now, we highly recommend against any true modding if the files are not locally within a map itself.

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:46 am
by IskatuMesk
the dirt on the coffin for mods

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:08 pm
by RazorclawX
IskatuMesk wrote:the dirt on the coffin for mods


They had the same policy for War3 and it didn't affect it in any way.

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:14 pm
by Legion
Starcraft 2 was always meant to be another battle.net money generator for Blizzard, nothing more. Quo vadis, Blizzard?

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:59 pm
by tipereth
God forbid a company make a decent product and want to profit off of it and not give two shits about people who don't want to use it for it's intended purpose. GOD FORBID.

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:22 pm
by IskatuMesk
RazorclawX wrote:
IskatuMesk wrote:the dirt on the coffin for mods


They had the same policy for War3 and it didn't affect it in any way.


Wc3 also didn't monitor your ram usage and it had local hosting.

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:29 pm
by Krazy
Maybe this is about the immortal warp-in hack?

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:02 am
by RazorclawX
IskatuMesk wrote:
RazorclawX wrote:
IskatuMesk wrote:the dirt on the coffin for mods


They had the same policy for War3 and it didn't affect it in any way.


Wc3 also didn't monitor your ram usage and it had local hosting.


And what are you going to do about it? Make more indignant posts about how Blizzard is crapping on your nonexistent mod?

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:16 am
by IskatuMesk
Are you trying to look like a moron or does this just come natural to you? I'm starting to think it's the latter.

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:36 am
by Lavarinth
Get a room, guys.

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:56 am
by IskatuMesk
Are you offering yours?

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:57 am
by Lavarinth
Sure. I'll leave the key under the mat.

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:58 am
by IskatuMesk
Okay ^_^

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:38 am
by Myk
I don't have SC2.

What is outside the realm of the maps and map editing that you would want to modify?

Re: Define "Cheating" In StarCraft 2

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:01 am
by IskatuMesk
Myk, I'd expect you least of all to ask something like that. What have we been doing all these years, exactly? :P