Blizzard responds to Swifty ban incident


As you might have heard, Razer WoW gamer [hide]Swifty[/hide], along with numerous other players, were banned due to server disruption violations during one of Swifty’s live streams that crashed a server. While Swifty acknowledged that he never intended to crash the server, Bashiok responded to the bans by stating that even if no one intended to crash servers or disrupt gameplay, the emote spamming and influx of players brought down many servers.

Swifty livestreams events with his guild on occasion and even hosts parts of the stream himself. Being the WoW gamer celebrity that he is, his stream attracts a good number of viewers. His own [hide]YouTube video response[/hide] to his ban acknowledges between 4,000 and 5,000 people were watching his livestream. People flocked to the server, and the disruptions began. A number of players, including Swifty, were banned. Over the course of the day, Blizzard reviewed the information and decided to unban Swifty.[hide]Continue reading Blizzard responds to Swifty ban incident[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Blizzard[/hide], [hide]News items[/hide][hide]Blizzard responds to Swifty ban incident[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide] | Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]
As you might have heard, Razer WoW gamer [hide]Swifty[/hide], along with numerous other players, were banned due to server disruption violations during one of Swifty’s live streams that crashed a server. While Swifty acknowledged that he never intended to crash the server, Bashiok responded to the bans by stating that even if no one intended to crash servers or disrupt gameplay, the emote spamming and influx of players brought down many servers.

Swifty livestreams events with his guild on occasion and even hosts parts of the stream himself. Being the WoW gamer celebrity that he is, his stream attracts a good number of viewers. His own [hide]YouTube video response[/hide] to his ban acknowledges between 4,000 and 5,000 people were watching his livestream. People flocked to the server, and the disruptions began. A number of players, including Swifty, were banned. Over the course of the day, Blizzard reviewed the information and decided to unban Swifty.[hide]Continue reading Blizzard responds to Swifty ban incident[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Blizzard[/hide], [hide]News items[/hide][hide]Blizzard responds to Swifty ban incident[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide] | Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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