Blizzard Bans Cloud Gaming IPs


#1

Hey guys. I wanted to share this with you as this will affect a number of you who play games like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Starcraft, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone.

To help show Blizzard that they have a number of fans on these cloud gaming services, feel free to reach out to them directly nicely and let them know.

As it stands, we recommend you follow Blizzard’s new EULA to avoid having your account banned.


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#2

I think it’s dedicated to other cloud gaming services. Like services, where we have preinstalled games. It’s probably doesn’t affect LiquidSky users, but i can be wrong.


#3

We’re trying to reach out to verify what they mean. Better to be safe than sorry though!


#4

The way I read it is they are talking about cloud services that would have the games preinstalled and streamed without authorization “unauthorized”. So cloud services such as LS and others require us to actually “own” these games then they do not fall in this category. Essentially Blizzard knows that cloud computing is the future so they need to proactively update their terms of service for the future. They don’t want some shady cloud computing service to pop up and offer to stream a pirated copy of their games. But anyways it would be good for them to give you guys a clarification on this. Please keep us updated Morgan.


#5

Not sure if anyone has any more info on this but I’ve sent in a ticket because this applied to both me and my significant other. Hopefully they’ll contact us back soon to clarify if we are allowed to use LS with the content we purchased or not.

Either way the ultimate goal is clarity on whether or not it is ok or not to play Blizz games on LS. Fingers crossed.


#6

Is there an update on this matter?


#7

If there’s an update I’m sure Morgan would post it. The issue about intra-company communication is that it takes time. Took a while before any news on the IP bans of skycomputers emerged for games such as Warframe.


#8

Here is the response I received:

Tech Specialist Stephen at your service. Reading over the request I can totally understand the need for concern. Using a virtual machine to play the game would be super awesome!

Now, to let you know doing that would be unsupported. This means our developers have not tested how the game will run on a virtual or cloud machine. So if any problems come up, you’d need to work with the software developer of the machine for fixing it in most cases. The community that uses the software can also be helpful in some cases, I found some users collecting data on what games they found do / don’t work on the ■■■■■■■■■■: https://www.reddit.com/r/cloudygamer/comments/5923pb/games_that_dodont_work/

I do sincerely hope this information helps. If there’s anything else you might need just let us know.

Thanks for playing and enjoy the games!

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If you do not resolve the ticket or provide an additional response within one week, we will resolve the ticket automatically and you’ll receive a final update via email.

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Blizzard Support


#9

Strange, here’s the one I got.

Howdy, Alex!

This is Game Master Ksashaki. Thank you so much for reaching out to us today.

I know the EULA can be kind of confusing and it’s worded to be all encompassing. However, I think I can help clear some things up.

I looked into it to make sure, but “unauthorized copies” is talking about making copies of our games and selling those copies.

When it comes to using third party programs, especially LiquidSky, they are fine at the moment. The only way that the third party programs become an issue is if they allow botting or cheating. As soon as the program allows that, those third party programs can no longer be used. However, we try to keep the public informed on those types of programs.

I hope I was able to answer your questions. If you still have anymore, please fee free to give us a holler. I hope you have a great day! And I hope your journeys are absolutely fantastic and full of epic stories!


It probably also helps to mention that I brought up the fact that I, and also my girlfriend have literally every single game available to purchase through the Blizzard launcher bought on multiple accounts. Literally 2 lifetimes worth of software purchased, I also didn’t try to dangle this in their face the primary question I had was whether I should completely avoid using any games on LS or not. Also took the time to explain how LS works(in vivid detail), and linked them the main site.

So long as you have a license for whatever game you are playing and LS staff isn’t providing us stolen copies/cheat software, it would seem we’re good to go.

Hope this helps.


#11

Very good to hear! I have a lot of Blizzard games I would hate to not be able to play on LS.


#12

That’s good to hear. I’m still reaching out to them directly to make sure this is accurate, but this sounds promising!


#13

Just a heads up that users are now being banned (as of last night I believe) when using Cloud based services to play Blizzard games.

Saw users replying that they received the ban on MMO-Champion and that a GM reversed their ban appeal ONCE providing they do not break the new EULA again which was changed on 1st June 2018.

Info: https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/2412132-For-players-using-cloud-gaming-bans-are-going-out!

Sorry if not allowed to post!


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