Certain World of Warcraft players are accusing Blizzard of being too quick with the ban-hammer, according to a new report.
Cnet gives a couple examples of players who've been banned on grounds of power-leveling, gold farming or other alleged terms of service violations. But players say that often innocent accounts become swept up in Blizzard's efforts to make the World of Warcraft a pleasant place to play.
For example, players interviewed by Cnet said that leveling up rapidly-even legitimately-is sometimes interpreted by Blizzard as power-leveling, resulting in an undeserved outright ban.
One banned WoW player said, "I was leveling excessively and very fast, which is what power levelers do. [But I had just been playing] late at night to catch up with a friend and just played all day." Blizzard eventually reinstated his account.