Blizzard Adds Silence Penalty To Prevent World of Warcraft Chat Spam
World of Warcraft: Legion is approaching fast with its August 30 release date. As usual with the MMO's expansions, though, a pre-expansion patch will be released much earlier and Blizzard detailed one of the changes with a dedicated blog post.
Specifically, they will try to clamp down on the growing chat spam by introducing a silence penalty. It all starts with a player report, as expected, and depending on the report type the account might be restricted in the following ways (after investigation).
|Silenced Players Are Unable to:||Silenced Players Are Able to:|
The penalty will last for 24 hours on the first strike. The duration will double for each subsequent penalty, with no maximum limit; as a result, spammers might find themselves restricted for a really long time.
World of Warcraft: Legion is the sixth expansion to be released by Blizzard. It will raise the level cap from 100 to 110, adding the Demon Hunter class in the process; players will find ten dungeons and two raids at launch.