Archive for the ‘WoW News’ Category

Upcoming Spam Prevention Features

May 13, 2007

WoW No Spam

From the WoW forums, Drysc has announced:

With the upcoming Black Temple patch, we will be introducing new features aimed directly at reducing the amount of repetitive and unwanted whispers, chat text, and mail. Our goal with these new features is to not only increase the ease of reporting spam, but also to automatically restrict it. Following the implementation of these features, we will continue to monitor for chat and mail abuse and take further action as needed.

Here are some of the new spam-prevention features going into the new patch.

Reporting abilities:

  • Players will now be able to report chat and mail spam with the click of a button. A “Report Spam” option will now be available by right-clicking on a player’s name in a chat channel, whisper, or mail. Using this option will quickly and easily report the player to our in-game support department for review.
  • When you report a player, he or she will automatically be added to your ignore list for your current session. You won’t see any chat or mail from that player until you log out and back in.
  • These tools function on a per-account basis, meaning that reporting one character on an account will ignore all chat text and mail from that entire account until you log off.
  • You will not be able to report players on your friends list or in your guild.

Message throttling:

  • Players will no longer be able to send large amounts of text at one time, filling a chat screen with a repeating message, large blocks of gibberish, or text that could disrupt an entire conversation. This throttling, along with the new chat-reporting feature should make it much easier to keep unwanted text off your screen before it becomes overwhelming.

World of Warcraft Launcher

May 11, 2007

World of Warcraft Launcher

The World of Warcraft Launcher is receiving an update today, which will allow it to check your current game version and download the latest patch if one is available, without needing you to log in to the game.

For those of you who don’t use the Launcher the game will still check, as it always has, when you log in.