Starcraft 2 cheaters: Beware! Blizzard is cracking down on your sorry asses, and the hour of reckoning is at hand! The company is taking aim at exploits, cheats and hacks in the amazingly popular sci-fi RTS, promising perma-bans from Battle.net for egregious offenses.
Blizzard sent out a statement today reading:
"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."
So consider yourself on-notice. More important than bannination from battle.net, If you use cheats or exploits, you should consider the choices you're making in life and the kind of person you are. I believe cheating says something about your character and your worth as a human. If you really need to beat other people by using unfair means, I question your integrity.
Cheating is bad, but I understand why people cheat in real life situations. If you cheat on your taxes, it's to get a little extra money. If you cheat on your girlfriend, it's to get a little bit of something else. But cheating in a video game just seems so pointless, I'm genuinely puzzled as to why anyone would even bother.