Apprently one guy loves his character so much that after having his account banned he posted this on Craigslist.
“I got my WoW account banned yesterday during the archaeology bot ban wave. I wasn’t a gold farmer or seller, never bought gold. I just botted archaeology because it’s a boring profession. I’m looking for a WoW Account Admin ([email protected]) to unban my account for $1000 USD. No questions asked – your anonymity will be preserved.”
“This is a serious offer. I live locally and can meet you in person wherever you like with cash, PayPal you money as a gift (non-refundable and non-disputable by me), leave an envelope under a tree, or pay you in any other manner you prefer. You will definitely get your money if I get my account back. You will have my full information – name, address, everything. Email me and I will give you my phone number and we can talk.”
I’m not sure of the final outcome but to me (not a WoW player), I can’t understand paying so much loot just to get a character back. I mean a video game costs what, $60? Granted World of Warcraft is something like $20 a month and some of these people have been playing since the beginning, which would amount to over $1,500 over that time period, but throwing down a G all for something with no real value is a bit much. But maybe it’s just me.