Do they check the account itself or the CD-Key? My friend tried signing on his Account on my CPU and he's getting the same message, and he hasn't played in 3-4 days.
neither...it is a temporary IP ban...if you can change your IP, you can start playing again immediately....if you can't the best thing to do is chill for awhile....DON'T keep trying to get back on or the restriction time will be increased....the cause of most of these restrictions? joining to many games in a short period of time....if you are doing pindleruns you will be restricted after only a few games....the best thing to do is to add a few more bosses into your mf runs....STAY IN THE GAMES LONGER and you won't be restricted as often....people in very good baalruns can even be restricted because they have joined too many games in a short time period....SLOW down people.
I think this temp IP ban sucks.. the other weekend i was playing with som friends.. we wanted to play all night long.. but we were playing 4 pc's on the same IP. which got us temp banned 7 hours straigt.. that aint cool.. i cnt understand why they are trying to get rid of bots.. but it really shoudnt be a the cost of honest players..
neither...it is a temporary IP ban...if you can change your IP, you can start playing again immediately....
Yes and no. If you change IP, you can start again... but unless you spend a fairly long time in the first game, you'll get another ban on exit. B.net also monitors the cd-key used; maybe also account, I'm not sure. I normally change IP, use another cd-key, and play with another account after getting a ban. I don't get temp bans very often in any case, so it really doesn't bother me.
The guy with the pindlebot problem: if it wasn't clear to you yet, stop botting. It will get your account and cd-key banned permanently. Getting banned from these forums is another risk you just took; we don't like botters/hackers etc. very much.
if it wasn't clear to you yet, stop botting. It will get your account and cd-key banned permanently.
do you have that much faith in Blizzard?
I have yet to meet someone banned for using bots. I've seen scores of people squashed off the realms over maphacks, but not bots - even though according to even the various bot creators, it is easily detectable. I have spoken to people who loaded up maphacks and minutes later found themselves connection interrupted and, then, unable to log into their accounts - yet I see the same baal bots (which are run on the exact same setup and coding as mf bots) doing baal runs day after day, week after week.
I don't support bots, but I also don't support baseless scare stories, BECAUSE I don't appreciate botting. don't let Blizzard off the hook for their complicity in this. For some reason, they do not want to enforce their anti-bot policy, at least not in v1.11. wait for it in the (possible) next patch, though.
What has been working for me (so far anyway) is to type slowly... type my account name, password, game name and password slowly... counting 1-2-3 between each keystroke, and I've been able to bring in all my characters from all my accounts into the same game without getting that temporary ban thing.
Now if only there were a way to avoid "Your connection has been interrupted"