This is the second instance this has cropped up in the past few weeks as we previously reported linux WINE bannings on the 22 June. It appears to have cropped up again this evening and Bashiok has jumped into the thread with the following response:
We’ve extensively tested for false positive situations, including replicating system setups for those who have posted claiming they were banned unfairly. 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.
As we mentioned last time, back in 2006 WoW players were being banned for running the game under Cedega
, and since that time Blizzard will have learned a lot about what to expect from Linux users and their setups.
So basically, you won’t be banned for playing on Linux but Blizzard reiterates that it is “not supported” and cheat at your own peril.