If you’re cheating, you could be permabanned.
Blizzard would like to remind cheaters that you can be permanently banned from the game if you get caught...
That's right, Blizzard has updated its official site with a statement saying it will issue permanent account bans to anyone violating the Diablo III end user license agreement.
And, since we’re talking always-on DRM, you should consider cheating in the game a serious threat.
Here's their official statement:
And, if you have any doubts about that, well, Blizzard has started issuing the bans.Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that's no different for Diablo® III. If a Diablo III player is found to be cheating or using hacks, bots, or modifications in any form, then as outlined in the Diablo III end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net® to play Diablo III with his or her account.
Playing Diablo III legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net and Diablo III, and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on. We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks, cheats, bots, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will begin in the near future.
According to a post by community manager "Zarhym":
NEWS SOURCE #1: Blizzard to start meting out sweet ban justice to Diablo III cheaters (via) Kotaku
NEWS SOURCE #2: Blizzard readying Diablo III banhammer (via) IGN
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!