is a few thousand players lighter today, as Blizzard
announced that it had culled the unfaithful (read: botters) from its fold.
Community Manager Lylirra issued the grim proclamation
: "We've recently issued account bans to several thousand Diablo III
players who were found to be using botting programs while playing. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair play, botting, hacking, and other forms of cheating can also cause technical problems with the game as well as contribute to performance issues with the Battle.net service."
Lylirra also said that the Diablo III
team is working to add a feature that will allow players to directly report naughty bots through the game itself.