We reported yesterday on the possibility of Linux gamers being banned for playing Diablo III via Wine. Blizzard has since responded and it appears that the bans are very isolated. While they don’t state it outright, the ban claims were likely coming from a couple of cheaters. The thread on the forums has expanded to 45 pages at this point but it’s really not worth reading as the trolls have truly come out with post after post of petty bickering. We don’t like posting rumors for this exact reason, but did climb on the bandwagon yesterday.
“We’ve extensively tested for false positive situations, including replicating system setups for those who have posted claiming they were banned unfairly. We’ve not found any situations that could produce a false positive, have found that the circumstances for which they were banned were clear and accurate, and we are extremely confident in our findings.
Playing the game on Linux, although not officially supported, will not get you banned – cheating will.”