gg battle.net, just charge us cash already if its that bad.. I am thinking about posting a similar statement on the actual b.net forums, however I'd just like to get some reactions on these statements first, b/c either way i'm probably just another jackass in their eyes whose opinion doesn't matter, even though i'm still one of many who indirectly has contributed in paying their salary over the years. ..but just to get opinions and agreements, I think these temp-bans and restrictions are really getting too far out of hand.. its been 29 hours since i got "restricted" for doing absolutely nothing, and i've contacted those tech support people who act like friggin' robots. Heres how they proceeded to help me; they confirmed that I was in fact restricted, and that there was nothing I could do but "wait it out". Whats this mean? Pretty much i'm guessing that they probably can help, they choose not to because they're under the impression i'm some sort of compulsive MF'er or botter who can't keep a game open for more than 10 seconds. How steriotypically ignorant is that? ..so well played battle.net, you offer your service for free, because all of the other guys charge people. Unfortunately without the proper budget, qualities begin to degrade, so problems arrise.. not to mention the lack of update abilities to simply PREVENT hackers attempts of taking over.. can't afford the time and money for the proper updating of the program to keep people from cracking the codes.. so heres an idea!! ..lets just BAN people who ALMOST fit the technical DESCRIPTION of somebody who hacks or bots. Perfect. Flawless. Sureley, theres no way that perfectly innocent people will get caught in the middle, because they have either an ISP problem, multiple players in one household (moi), or simply are tired of using the same weapon their chars had since they were in their 40's, so they decide they want to kick mephy's *** a few times over. Two computers on one IP address, playing for say.. ooh, two hours maximum.. is not going to hog your bandwidth. Hows about.. they set up a limit to how long two sources can be accepted from one IP address, thats longer than FIVE MINUTES? This will still stop botters.. or you know, the occasional re-programming thing would help too and.. oops I forgot, budget. ...damn! and speaking of five minutes, most people left on D2 are indefinately, diehard fans or players. Why would you go through the trouble of pissing them off? Sure, the server is "free", and there is no money involved.. bnet may not know this, but we do pay.. we pay with our TIME. If they had no players, who were willing to pay time to play these wonderful games which are being broadcasted on this apparantly second-rate server, fact is fact and principle is still principle, there would in essence be NO server. And you can't HONESTLY tell me that the entire point of battle.net is to put people on these ridiculous powertrips, and abuse the "well you don't pay for it so enjoy what you get" speech. THE BOTTOM LINE: They make it for US to play on, and in this apparant free-world (and believe me.. the internet has LOTS of freedom, look at all the pr0n!!11), if they have the right to say, do, or regulate whatever they want on "THEIR" server in which we pay with using our dedicated TIME, then we have just as much of a right to stand up to it.. on OUR server, which we're the fuel for........... yes, even if it is.. "FREE". I don't use money and its boundaries to distinguish my morality, and nobody else should for that matter. These restrictions need to stop, and more serious actions NEED to be taken against these bots and dupes, becuase the fact of the matter is.. they STILL exist at this very moment on battle.net.. and thats why i'm steamed up.. because who doesn't exist on it? Players in this EXACT same restriction situation because of a technicality.. DECENT Players. ...if the money is THAT big of an issue, i'll gladly pay the lavish $5-10. It'd be worth it because Blizzard games are in rank of quality, probably some of the BEST you will ever play. If people aren't willing to pay, they don't have to play then. It works for every other great game, as well as single player for ALL of these b.net games, so why not the rest of these? ...or i'm sorry, is the platform not worth spending that much a month on? Ahh, c'mon! Gaming grew up on PAC-MAN for frig' sake, graphics DO NOT distinguish game play, and above all else, here get ready for this one: GAME QUALITY.