All your Paragons belong to him.

    All your Paragons belong to him.

    If there’s one great truism of online gaming, it’s that if people can cheat, they will cheat. Even when there’s nothing really to gain and not even a proper PvP environment, such as we see today in Diablo 3. The incentives for botting aren’t what they once were, but players can still use automation to grind levels, and apparently some of the highest ranked players have done so. And gotten caught at it.

    Botters Banned from Diablo 3 Leaderboards:

    Characters removed from leader boards?

    I was just looking at the Grift leader boards for DH and yesterday I was #4 and now I am #3? I was also #9 when they reset and now I am #5. I haven’t played so there is no way I could have improved my position.

    Did Blizzard remove banned players (did they actually ban people?) from the leader boards?
    Nevalistis: Some of the shifts you may be seeing on leaderboards are a direct result of a recent ban wave issued for cheating.

    Players that were found to be in violation were removed from the leaderboards and other rankings have been adjusted appropriately as a result. This means your ranking may have increased if someone ranked above you was removed from the leaderboard. As we move forward to future seasons and eras, we’ll be continuing to monitor for such behavior and take appropriate action, though we may not always message when such ban waves occur.

    I’m sure no one is shedding an tears over cheaters getting their accounts deleted, but have you guys seen evidence of this? Hopefully D3 won’t ever get to a state like D2 was for so long, when most public games were filled by bots running their item farming scripts.

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