Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction "Anti-Realm Down" sign now

We, the Undersigned Gaming Community of Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction, from around the world to the United States, do hearby create this petition in hopes of forming a better online gaming community for Blizzard Entertainment, the Battle.net servers, and ourselves.

The current problem that most of us experience on Battle.net is the so called "Realm-Down" IP (Internet Protocol) address ban which was implemented by the Battle.net servers in August of 2004. The problem arises that the game servers wrongfully ban legitmate players for making games too fast on any Diablo 2 Battle.net Realm: USWest, USEast, Asia 1, Asia 2, Asia 3, or Europe. This type of ban results in kicking the player from the realm, and not having the player able to log on to his or her account on the realm but instead see a message with a black screen that says "Realm Down," which can last for an unknown period of 15 minutes to 48 hours from the time the player first sees the message.

Neither Blizzard nor it's representatives have stated what the minimum time limit is for creating a game on the Battle.net servers so that such a ban can be prevented by legitmate players, since the new implementation was originally designed to stop people from doing illegal "botting" activity (or running a program that lets your account create games without you having to be at the computer). Blizzard has not provided any sort of remedy for the situation to get legitmate gamers who were wrongfully banned back on the Realms and back into gameplay. However, such "botting" activities have not stopped on the Battle.net servers after Blizzard implemented the changes, since hackers have built programs to circumvent this "Realm Down" message, thus making gameplay unfair to those who legitly play.

Banning legitmate players is a diservice to the gaming community, and we recognize the frustration that all gamers go through when trying to avoid getting banned for doing legitmate activities on Diablo 2 or Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction such as Magic-Finding (MFing), Leveling Up (Baaling), Switching Characters to help a friend kill monsters your other player cannot, or just trading equipment. Such activities have been around the Diablo 2 gaming community since the day Diablo 2 first came out in 2000, and the new server-side patch implemented in August of 2004 has put an end to most people gaming on Diablo 2.

We demand that the changes be removed immediately and that a new change be implemented that will be able to more precisely follow accounts that have been doing such botting so that less people who play legitmately will get banned. No ground rules have been set at all, as Blizzard has not told the Diablo 2 gaming community what guidelines to follow when creating games, other than their usual "don't use 2rd party programs" automatic messages. We demand that Blizzard set some ground rules for how games are made on the Diablo 2 realms (especially in terms of time limits per game) so that the gaming community can follow them and not be banned from gameplay for up to 2 days. This will put an end to the bitter, frustrated, and outraged gamers on Diablo 2 since people do not know what rules there are to follow since the new implementation has come out.

We do not wish to stop playing Diablo 2 or Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction, but we would rather keep gameplay at an optimum, enjoyable level rather than deter it with massive bannings of legitmate players. Please make Diablo 2 and Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction on Battle.net more enjoyable so that we can continue playing and suppoting you in the future.

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Latest Signatures

  • 08 December 20151000. Thomas A
    Terrible System. Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" 12
  • 06 December 2015999. Kevin G
    We get Realm'd but it still doesnt stop the bot's! Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" At least once a day
  • 02 December 2015998. Johnny Burns
    i've been realm down for 3 hours now Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" 9000
  • 01 December 2015997. Robert P
    played diablo II for 2 years Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" 0
  • 01 December 2015996. Ethan Coffey
    Good Luck trying to get an soj doing andy realm down runs Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" 5
  • 30 November 2015995. Anon
    Petition signed by member of the Anti-Realm Down Union Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" Hella times GAY
  • 17 November 2015994. John H
    my fancy signature Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" more than u
  • 16 November 2015993. Chris Fitzpatrick
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 2015992. Emmanuel Gallagher
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 2015991. Alex Ortega
    I was xferring items in a game and lost them due to this problem. Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" more than 20 times
  • 03 November 2015990. Karix Singh
    YES! Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" Only once so far, but really annoying since I am addicted.
  • 03 November 2015989. Brent T
    This has got to stop!! Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" at least 12 times a week
  • 03 November 2015988. Lee Jinw
    I support this petition
  • 01 November 2015987. Ryan W
    Makes transfering equipment painfull Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" Dozens, almost daily
  • 28 October 2015986. Dom Blackburn
    Yes please remove. Even tho its easy to bypass with cdkeys.... but why put us threw it! Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" 1000
  • 27 October 2015985. Paul M
    i hate ur realm down it ruins the games!!! Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" over 2 dozen times in the past 3 months
  • 25 October 2015984. Kirk W
    its lame..and i know its got uses..but its hurting the non-cheating player Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" 6
  • 24 October 2015983. Kalle Vega
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 2015982. Abb Zhang
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 2015981. Sam P
    Every single game is a bot and I get banned???? Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" 4
  • 18 October 2015980. Chris S
    I get realm downed when running baal to power level. I play legitimately but I do transfer gear to make new character stonger with the help of a friend. This results in a quick run set. I'm pretty sure that I'm not breaking any rules by doing so. Thank yo
  • 17 October 2015979. Stanleyx Jarvis
    Tired of getting temp ban for lvling in baal runs. Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" too many
  • 11 October 2015978. Edgaras Marquez
    I support this petition
  • 03 October 2015977. Mickael Lin
    I support this petition
  • 24 September 2015976. David T
    Absolutely Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" 50-60
  • 09 September 2015975. Tyler Woods
    I got 3 realm downs in one day just for trist runs! They sersiously need to get rid of it. Not everyone bots like they think people do! Number of Times you have been "Realmed Down" Too many
  • 07 September 2015974. Nils G
    I support this petition

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