In a post on the official World of Warcraft forums Blizzard announced that boost communities are now banned.

With a view to making the gaming experience always more enjoyable for the greatest number of players, Blizzard announced the banning of boost communities on World of Warcraft.

Boost communities acting as an intermediary between 2 players will therefore be prohibited on World of Warcraft. It will nevertheless be still possible to boost within a guild.

Blizzard bans boosting in WoW Shadowlands

In a post on the official World of Warcraft forums Blizzard announced that theboost communities would now be banned following an update to the game’s terms of use. This new measure targets organizations that make the link between the player seeking a boost for his character and another advanced player offering this service. Guilds and individuals offering these services directly for gold (GP) will still be allowed.

The goal is therefore to remove organizations operating in inter-realms and spamming the messaging of capitals to sell their boost services on World of Warcraft. It will always be possible for a player or a guild to offer, without intermediary, a boost to a player in exchange for golds as specified by the developers

WoW: Blizzard takes the killing blow and bans “boost communities”

After multiple twists still in favor of the decline of boosting, Blizzard has finally decided once and for all: “boost communities” are now completely prohibited in World of Warcraft, including when transactions take place in exchange for gold coins. . The End User License Agreement has been updated to reflect this change.

Note: This change does not affect guilds or individual players. Only the communities and the services they offer are targeted. Blizzard therefore does not completely prohibit boosting as we can see expressed here and there.

Official Blizzard press release

To adapt to the impact of the various entities at work in World of Warcraft, we are compelled to update our policies to continue to ensure that the gaming experience is as fair and welcoming as possible. Since our last policy update, we have noticed an increase in annoyance caused by organizations over-promoting various non-traditional in-game services.

Effective today, we prohibit any organization offering ‘boosting’, ‘matchmaking’, escrow, or any other non-traditional services, including those offered in exchange for gold. World of Warcraft accounts that violate this policy are subject to penalties. These actions may include warnings, account suspensions, and if necessary, permanent closure of the harmful World of Warcraft account(s). Organizations operating on multiple realms and excessively promoting non-traditional in-game services are against the terms of Blizzard’s End User License Agreement (EULA).

This policy update is not intended to prevent players or guilds from using any in-game tools available to them to buy or sell in-game items or activities for in-game currency. engaging in “boosting”, and more particularly those which act on several realms, are now prohibited.

Additional Blizzard Releases

Question from Drahman: I guess cross-server boosting is forbidden, unless I read it wrong.

Response from Kaivax: Organizations that advertise disruptively across the board and establish money deposit services are the primary target of this policy update. Guilds and individuals who invite players from another realm to join them in traditional gaming activities in exchange for gold are allowed, as they were before.

Question from Sgtshorty: Does this include systems such as “GDKP runs” where players take financial advantage from other players?

Response from Kaivax: It depends on the definition of “financiers”. If that means a gold exchange without an intermediary entity, that sounds like the same sort of guild activity that players have been enjoying for 17 years, and those aren’t the focus of this policy update.

Blizzard strengthens its policy against boosting and other similar services

As stated in a message posted just now on the official forums, Blizzard is strengthening its policy against boosting and other similar services. These are now banned. Action will be taken against affected accounts, ranging from warnings to permanent suspension. Find the details below.

To adapt to the impact of the various entities at work in World of Warcraft, we are compelled to update our policies to continue to ensure that the gaming experience is as fair and welcoming as possible. Since our last policy update, we have noticed an increase in annoyance caused by organizations over-promoting various non-traditional in-game services.

Effective today, we prohibit any organization offering ‘boosting’, ‘matchmaking’, escrow, or any other non-traditional services, including those offered in exchange for gold. World of Warcraft accounts that violate this policy are subject to penalties. These actions may include warnings, account suspensions, and if necessary, permanent closure of the harmful World of Warcraft account(s). Organizations operating on multiple realms and excessively promoting non-traditional in-game services are against the terms of Blizzard’s End User License Agreement (EULA).

This policy update is not intended to prevent players or guilds from using any in-game tools available to them to buy or sell in-game items or activities for in-game currency. engaging in “boosting”, and more particularly those which act on several realms, are now prohibited.

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