Warcraft III Map Hack Update - 8/29/2002
In keeping with our aggressive stance against hacks and cheats, we have recently banned the CD keys of certain players found using the map hack in Warcraft III. Furthermore, we will continue to randomly monitor games connected through Battle.net to ensure fair play. The accounts of players found using map hack programs will be deleted, and their CD-Keys may be permanently disabled.
We regret having to employ these extreme measures, however, certain unscrupulous players impair the gameplay of the Warcraft III community as a whole, and severe action is now both warranted and required. Please note that we take no pleasure in banning CD keys and preventing play over Battle.net for those who have legitimately purchased a copy of one or more of our games. Abiding by the terms of our end user license agreement helps us keep Battle.net fun and reliable for everyone.
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely appeal to anyone considering using a map hack program. While it might seem like fun to have an unfair advantage on Battle.net, the end result of these types of programs is that they disrupt the gameplay experience for everyone that is playing.
As always, we appreciate the efforts of our fansites in spreading the word and helping to raise customer awareness with such issues. Thanks to our customers as well for your patience and support.