World of Warcraft Honorbuddy Ban Wave on May, 2015

It seems that as of 13th of May 2015, Honorbuddy became detected by Blizzard, resulting in an entire World of Warcraft ban wave.

Rumors have it that this might be some sort of payback from Blizzard due to losing their lawsuit against Bossland GmbH, as stated in this Honorbuddy topic.

While numbers are unclear as of yet, it seems that a very large percentage of the Honorbuddy users were affected by this current and on-going ban wave, which is also officially confirmed by Lore in this blue forum topic.

For a while now, it appears that Blizzard went in a different direction with their ban hammer against the usage of 3rd party software, handing everyone 6-month suspensions, rather than permanent bans, as they used to in most cases. Wonder what would have happened if the PQR ban wave would have taken place nowadays, instead of back when permanent bans were fashionable.

According to Bossland, the owner of Honorbuddy, this is the first software detection in the bot’s history, and as a result, many veteran accounts were banned, ranging anywhere from new ones to 10 year old accounts. As a result of this ban wave, Bossland has closed the Honorbuddy authentication for the time being and will inform the customers on their forum whenever they have more details.

While we don’t really have accurate numbers currently, it seems, however, that most of the other bots and/or 3rd party software weren’t affected by this current World of Warcraft ban wave, however, as always, we don’t encourage anyone to use them.

There is an on-going poll on the Honorbuddy forum in regards to the number and types of the bans applied, which currently looks like this:

wow ban honorbuddy poll

If you’d like to see how the ban confirmation e-mail looks like, here’s an example:

Greetings,

Account Name: ACCOUNT NAME

Account Action: 6-Month Suspension

Offense: Exploitation of game mechanics

Recent activity on this account has shown characters exploiting functionality to the detriment of the game environment or the intended player experience.

The account holder is responsible for all activity on the account. We issue suspensions and closures to protect our players and our service in accordance with our Terms of Use: blizzard.com/company/about/termsofuse.html

Exploitive gains such as items or currency may have been removed as part of this action. Further inappropriate behavior may result in additional penalties, including permanent closure. For dispute of this action and further information on exploitative activity, please review our appeal process: battle.net/support/article/6741

This World of Warcraft account will be reactivated on November 13th, 2015.

Thank you for your time and for understanding.

Regards,

Customer Service
Blizzard Entertainment
https://battle.net/support

Conclusion

This is what we have so far on the ban wave. If we find out more information, we will keep you posted in this very same article. If you have any details yourself, or you’d like to say something on the matter, please feel free to drop a comment. And don’t forget – you’re innocent until proven guilty, and we are always here to help! πŸ™‚

Edit: Rumors are going around that the ban hammer has nuked close to 3 million accounts related to the usage of Honorbuddy.

2017-01-23T14:01:39+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Categories: News|61 Comments

61 Comments

  1. Judical May 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Have you been able to get anyone’s account restored after this banwave?

    • Admin May 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      We are proud to say that yes, we have managed to overturn 6-month bans given out during this Honorbuddy ban wave! πŸ™‚

  2. Jim May 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Is there anything you could do about this ban wave?

    • Admin May 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Of course! If you’d like to purchase our services, please visit this link.

  3. Replayz May 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Yesterday i received the mail that im banned, i loled because its my first ban and today i ordered an unban at Unbanservice !

    I hope they can make the inpossible, possible ! πŸ˜‰

    • Admin May 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      That’s what we’re best known for! πŸ˜€

    • Atta May 14, 2015 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Replayz, did it work for you? which service did you have to order?

      • Atta May 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm - Reply

        I have paid for the service, but have not received a response in over 24 hours. except that my money was accepted obviously. I am starting to think that I might be getting scammed and I am about to call my bank to cancel this payment.

        • Atta May 15, 2015 at 4:02 pm - Reply

          I must apologize for my earlier comment, I just checked my spam mail and his e-mail was filtered.

  4. axea May 14, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I already admitted to using a bot (for 2 weeks first time offense) would you still be able to do anything about this?

    • Admin May 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Yup, admitting doesn’t kill your chances, it merely limits the defense paths we can take, but it doesn’t mean your suspension cannot be lifted. πŸ™‚

  5. axea May 14, 2015 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    You probably have a lot going on right now, would you really be able to service everyone? How many attempts do you take for this if we get denied the first time.

    • Admin May 14, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      Yup, we’re on top of it almost 24/7! And that depends on the package you purchase more than anything, but regardless of the Customer Service’s replies, we will not stop writing for you until you ask us to or until we complete the letter quota of the package!

  6. gepereon May 14, 2015 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    How long to wait for a response from you after payment Premium?

    • Admin May 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      Heya! I’ve emailed you the response to your question just now. πŸ™‚

  7. Chris May 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    What’s is the success rate with this service? I got a 6 month ban last night from this ban wave. I have a veteran account and am already regretting trying honor buddy for the last month to level an alt.

    • Admin May 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      We cannot provide any success rate or percentages since every single case is different from one another, regardless of the very same ban reason and ban wave, however we are doing our very best for each and every one of our customers to overturn their suspensions! πŸ™‚

  8. engl1sh May 15, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

    hi i purchased the advanced package and have only received 1 letter from you so far, i have replied to the original email you sent me with instructions and also blizzards reply

    • Admin May 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      Heya, I’ve replied to your question through e-mail. For your account’s safety, please don’t divulge any confidential information in comments.

  9. Jim May 15, 2015 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    @engl1sh any luck so far?

    • engl1sh May 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      not yet mate

  10. Jarhett May 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Buying the advanced. Looking forward to seeing how this goes. πŸ™‚

    • Admin May 18, 2015 at 7:09 am - Reply

      Hey, I’ve contacted you through e-mail.

  11. Danilo May 17, 2015 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Waiting Contact!

    • Admin May 18, 2015 at 7:09 am - Reply

      Hey, I’ve contacted you through e-mail.

  12. Hammerstein May 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Hallo guys , I’m considering buying the Advance pack. Does any of you who bought a pack got unbanned from Blizzard?

  13. Morth May 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I sent a letter and have not returned me to answer?

    • Admin May 26, 2015 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Do you mean their Customer Service haven’t replied to you yet? If so, give it a couple more days since they’re swarmed at the moment, and if they still won’t reply, contact us for another one.

  14. morth May 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    if they responded to the first message and have returned to do

    • Admin May 26, 2015 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      I didn’t understand what you meant exactly, could you please rephrase?

  15. jeremy May 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Ordered this morning awaiting contact, no ban for over 5-6 years or warnings hoping for a miracle from your service. Messaged you on skype as well.

    • Admin May 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm - Reply

      Heya! I’ve sent you an e-mail regarding your order! πŸ™‚

      • Jeremy May 27, 2015 at 2:16 am - Reply

        Ticket got canceled but I got no email saying it got canceled I think they might be jerking me around I resubmitted it but now I have to wait forever again

  16. jeremy May 28, 2015 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    When in the process of appealing, blizzard starts auto canceling all of your tickets and says “we will not reply to any more tickets on this license” are you out of luck?

  17. jeremy May 28, 2015 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    I only ask because following your letters they have canceled every ticket now within 2 minutes of creating them

    • Admin May 30, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Not really, we’ve had success even beyond that point. That usually happens if you ticket them yourself before purchasing our services. However it is a bit more difficult to continue from here than starting over when no previous tickets have been sent.

  18. Zac May 30, 2015 at 11:21 am - Reply

    When I copped the 6 month ban I just admitted to it and moved on. Is there still a possibility even if they have already said they will not consider any more appeals?

    • Admin May 31, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

      It sure is, admitting doesn’t put a bullet in your defense, but it merely limits the defense paths we can take.

  19. tav May 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    hb is on now and i managed to pass the arena restrictions, i am happily boting once again, soooo gg me .

    • Admin May 31, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

      Well, congratulations I guess. However, we don’t recommend it (or any other one for that matter), and given that it is detected, you should probably stop or your account will end up banned eventually.

  20. shaman June 2, 2015 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Blizzard canceled my first ticket u told me to sent.. and I only appealed 1 time before this

    • Admin June 4, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Please reply to the ticket mail you’ve received from us to get your next one.

  21. ok June 2, 2015 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    I did whatever u want me to do.. they just cancel every single ticket without respond

    • Admin June 4, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Please reply to the ticket mail you’ve received from us to get your next one.

  22. jax June 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Hello dude I got banned for sharing account and using honorbuddy is it passible to get my account back?

    • Admin June 4, 2015 at 11:51 am - Reply

      Heya! We cannot promise anything but we have had a decent amount of success in this current banwave!

  23. Neilios July 6, 2015 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Is there still time to appeal the May banwave? I signed up for advanced.

    • Admin July 7, 2015 at 2:00 am - Reply

      Yes, there is still time.

      Thank you for your purchase and we wish you the best of luck at getting your account back!

  24. Pouface July 8, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

    I am from Austria and normaly i write on german with the gms and in tickets, so is it a problem if i gonna start to write english with them? (i havent replied after the moment i got banned)

    • Admin July 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      It shouldn’t be a problem… You could also translate our tickets in German and send them, but that could decrease their effectiveness.

  25. Tango July 13, 2015 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I was perma-banned in the PQR banwave and didn’t have much luck trying to get unbanned. Do you think that there’s a chance to have the perma-ban reduced to 6 months now that Honorbuddy users weren’t permanently banned?

    • Admin July 14, 2015 at 4:03 am - Reply

      Yes, there’s always a chance, but we can’t promise you anything. We can assure you, though, that we’ll do our best, as always, to get you unbanned, or at least reduce the duration of the ban.

  26. hicko September 6, 2015 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Hello i got baned today for exploiting game mechanics.
    To who can i discuss this mater privately?
    Kind regards.

  27. Cragler October 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Humm I have banned with honorbuddy wave aswell but somehow, I got banned permanently and all my other friends banned for 6 months.. And for the first time banned the account was 10 years old rip πŸ˜€

  28. Dennis November 12, 2015 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Does anyone know when u get unbanned ? it’s the 13th right now

  29. Dennis November 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    at least in europe

  30. Viktor November 12, 2015 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    In the mail it seams to say: Account Action: 6-Month Suspension, but @ eu.battle.net it says:

    Account Banned

    This World of Warcraft account has been permanently closed and is no longer available for use.

    I think you will get the account back at the time your account got banned during the day not at midnight or at server reset (instance reset)

  31. Dennis November 12, 2015 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    ok thanks for the reply man πŸ™‚

  32. Vivaldi June 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    i would like to ask, have you been able to get anyone’s account restored on last World of Warcraft banwave which is takes place on may 2016? I was caught on those ban wave and i wonder if u can help me get my account back. This is my first time banned due to botting, and i have never appealed for unban before.

    • Admin June 19, 2016 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      I haven’t got that information, since Sephirofl handles the unbanning. I’ll ask and get back to you on that.

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