On its Battle.net Web site, Blizzard has announced that more than 112,000 Diablo II accounts have been closed as a part of its aggressive campaign to prevent cheating on its online service. These closed accounts were tied to the use of a hack or cheating program, and the CD keys associated with the accounts will be disabled in the case of repeat offenders. Blizzard also noted that it has identified accounts that have used a third-party map-hack program, and these accounts will be closed if use of the map-hack continues. Blizzard asks Battle.net players to report instances of cheating by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You know....I don't get what the big deal is. I used to be part of one of the most dominant clans of all time on that game before that "anti-cheat " patch came out.....Lets think about this for a second. You can call it cheating if you want to, but don't you think that they coulda had way more competitions and what-not had they sanctioned the editing. By the way, thats what it was, EDITING, not CHEATING. I had a fully functional closed battle.net account as well as my open account, where, yes I did have an edited character. I actually had several....one's level peaking at over 2billion. It took alot of computer skill and math calculation to make all those different characters. Call it cheating or whatever you want, but I bet that game would still be popular and innovative had they let us keep on coming up with new ways to use math and different combinations of absorption and defense to fight one another.....Can I get some feedback on this?