It seems Diablo 3 players have one more thing to whine about!
Specifically, we’re referring to those players who are using WINE to play Diablo 3 on a Linux operating system. For those that maybe don’t know, WINE is a program that allows Linux users to open and play Windows based games.
But it seems that Blizzard has decided to step in and issue bans to accounts that are accessing the game through WINE, stating it is an “Unapproved Third Party Software”. According to an official forum thread, Blizzard states that all bans will not be lifted and were issued to Linux users who were found cheating!
While to some WINE is seen as a simple emulating program, Blizzard is classifying it as a program designed to give players advantages now allowed in the game. Blizzard’s stance on this now means that any Linux user who is using WINE to emulate Diablo 3 is currently running the risk of triggering Blizzard’s security system and being permanently banned with no option of being refunded or ever reactivated.
It seems like all the news coming out about Diablo 3 lately is a never ending spiral of strange decisions and changes being made to a game that was supposedly only going to be release “when ready”. But, with the removal of PvP at launch and the delay of the Real Money Auction House, as well as various bans and error messages that have plagued the Diablo servers, it truly begs the question: Was it ready?
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