Barely a week after the Soapbox ban wave, it seems that Blizzard decided to target Honorbuddy again with the ban hammer. A lot of the Honorbuddy customer base got hit, most of them just after weeks of getting their accounts back after the initial 6 month ban. However, despite the fact that this would be the second strike for many currently banned players, it seems that Blizzard decided to go for the same punishment (predominantly) of another 6 months of suspension.
With Honorbuddy’s ban report section page getting more and more threads by the minute, we decided to make a small statistic of the intel we gathered so far regarding the current ban wave:
- Most of the bans issued were 6 month suspensions;
- Most likely it is detected again since supervising the bot did not matter;
- Number of auctions or hours played are irrelevant;
- Most accounts were created before the May 2015 ban wave;
- Most players have reported only using Honorbuddy and nothing else;
- Didn’t matter what players were doing in-game at the point of the ban;
- Predominant region seems to be EU, but that could mean that more European players have used Honorbuddy rather than other continents.
Drawing an early conclusion based on the above, Honorbuddy seems to be detected, and for real this time. Unless the developers come up with some different engines, chances of it being like it once was are very slim.
We’ll keep you guys updated as soon as we find out more information. If you have anything to add, please feel free to drop a comment! And as always, if you’re in need of help, we’re always there for you! 🙂