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VPN and World of Warcraft

ZangetxuZangetxu Member CommonPosts: 18
Will using a #VPN end up user account ban? I use vpn inorder to improve my gaming experience, i get low ms but i've been doing some research, i wanted to ask you guys about it.

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  • RenoakuRenoaku Member RarePosts: 2,901

    Using a VPN basically changes your IP address, so yes they could ban your account if they find out that other people from the same IP address have been commiting illegal activity, of course you could always contact blizzard via a ticket and ask them the policy let them know you are using a VPN server because it improves your ping/network and ask them the question.

    They could always just block that specific IP if they wanted to as well, and it could also get you into trouble on Guild Team Speak/Ventrilo servers for example if trolls use that same IP address and they think it is you even when you tell them you used a VPN and they are not smart at all and don't listen.

  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 5,963

    they can ban for whatever reason they please.

     

    if you buy a gray rock for 100,000g or sell 15 Deathchargers...they'll probably ban you. If you don't do anything eyebrow-raising they probably won't care.

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  • muffins89muffins89 Member UncommonPosts: 1,585
    they won't ban you.  but they might lock your account cause they think someone hacked it.  I went on vacation once and they locked my account cause I logged in on my brothers out of state computer.
  • DauntisDauntis Member UncommonPosts: 600
    Locked account is pretty easy to get fixed, but it might be a nuissance if your IP keeps changing and they keep locking it.

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  • ZangetxuZangetxu Member CommonPosts: 18

    Thank you guys for your quick response. And somehow it make sense why they do it. What if we write a ticket or something, or what if i just get a dedicated ip from my vpn ( yes my vpn provides a dedicated ip aswell ) i guess, this will solve my issue. 

     

     

  • ZangetxuZangetxu Member CommonPosts: 18
    Originally posted by Robokapp
    they can ban for whatever reason they please.   if you buy a gray rock for 100,000g or sell 15 Deathchargers...they'll probably ban you. If you don't do anything eyebrow-raising they probably won't care.

    ok, looks like they managed to hurt your feelings :P

  • ZangetxuZangetxu Member CommonPosts: 18

    I did some research and found out that its a random chance, 

    a friend who was using static ip. he didnt get ban (so far) 

     

    the one who was continuously changing his location got banned, but a ticket saved his account as he mentioned the reason.

  • GrummusGrummus Member UncommonPosts: 129

    I use a VPN for most things.

     

    I went several months without a ban, then they banned my account one day at random, I guess they felt like being cockholes. It's pretty hit or miss, they will unlock it though.

  • ZangetxuZangetxu Member CommonPosts: 18
    inshort if you aint doing anything fishy, you are safe.
  • tracyleontracyleon Member Posts: 1
    I am using vpn tool for more options Ipvanish is a great vpn tool for accessing warcraft features properly.  Its a good vpn for us ip servers highly recommended must go for it.
  • PhryPhry Member EpicPosts: 9,892
    Originally posted by Zangetxu
    inshort if you aint doing anything fishy, you are safe.

    Unfortunately, most people using a VPN are doing something 'fishy' image

    Scot
  • theAsnatheAsna Member UncommonPosts: 324
    Originally posted by Zangetxu
    Will using a #VPN end up user account ban? I use vpn inorder to improve my gaming experience, i get low ms but i've been doing some research, i wanted to ask you guys about it.

     

    First I would ask if Blizzard supports VPN access to its online services. If they do not then what's the point? Connecting from your computer at home to your company's network to play WoW?

  • ScotScot Member EpicPosts: 9,492
    muffins89 said:
    they won't ban you.  but they might lock your account cause they think someone hacked it.  I went on vacation once and they locked my account cause I logged in on my brothers out of state computer.
    "out of state computer", is that a federal offence or something? I just had a picture in my head of the FBI coming to take it away. ;)

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  • samjohnes123samjohnes123 Member CommonPosts: 2
    I use ExpressVPN from this VPN list https://topvpnchoice.com/best-vpns-for-gaming/ and I`m not banned.
  • PhryPhry Member EpicPosts: 9,892
    Surprising how much the internet can change in 3 years. These days most Security Suites will provide a vpn as part of the service, with freedom of speech under attack, its practically a necessity have one. :/
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