Blizzard shuts down 18,000 World of Warcraft accounts
Just in case you happend across this post without reading the title, Blizzard has laid the smack down on 18,000 accounts due to most of those account doing naughty activity like farming for gold and items. From Blizzard:
A majority of these accounts were found to be using third-party programs to farm gold and items. Such actions can severely impact the economy of a realm and the overall game enjoyment for all players.
We will continue to actively monitor all World of Warcraft realms in order to protect the service and its players from the negative effects of cheating. Please note that selling World of Warcraft content, such as gold, items, and characters, can result in the permanent removal of the involved accounts from World of Warcraft.
Thank you for your continued support, and good luck with your adventures in Azeroth!