Bots are clearly very present on the Wrath of the Lich King Classic servers and Blizzard announces the banning of 120,000 malicious accounts. To limit their action, you will again need to be level 55 to create a Death Knight.
All MMORPG operators fight (more or less effectively) against cheating and the proliferation of bots and Blizzard don’t escape it. On the official forums of World of Warcraftthe developer announces that it has banned 120,000 “malicious” player accounts operating on the servers of Wrath of the Lich King Classic and Classic Era – and according to Blizzard, this wave of bans orchestrated in recent weeks is in addition to those usually carried out by studio teams and which already affect “tens of thousands of accounts each week”.
At the same time and obviously to dissuade these unscrupulous players, the studio also announces to tighten the conditions of access to the Death Knight. Exiting the expansion Wrath of the Lich King, the hero class was only accessible if you had already reached level 55. When launching the Classic version of the expansion, Blizzard did not want to prevent certain players from playing the Death Knight and the class was therefore accessible immediately and unconditionally. Now that “the initial launch period has passed”, the studio “no longer wishes to allow unlimited Death Knight creation for new accounts”, in order to prevent the class from being used by malicious players to easily accumulate gold.
Blizzard says it hopes in this way “to slow the proliferation of malicious behavior in Wrath of the Lich King Classic”, but also points out that the best way to combat harmful behavior is to dry up demand: if players did not buy gold, there would be no sellers and therefore no bots.