So after coming home and seeing i was banned i tried to appeal, using the excuse that my brother was playing on my account when i wasnt home, i knew he was playing but wasnt aware he was botting. I would have used the 'i was hacked' excuse but i dont know enough about hacking and it would have been obvious if the GM asked me anything about it. Here are the logs from the chat with the GM FRAEDENAR 19:49:55 Hello YOU 19:49:57 Hey fraedenar FRAEDENAR 19:50:36 How can I help you this evening? YOU 19:51:07 Well i would like to try and appeal my ban if thats possble YOU 19:52:26 I got home from school today to see that my account was banned for 6 months, after speaking to my older brother (we share a computer) he told me that he had botted on my account, i knew i was playing on it, but not botting, is it possible to get the ban shortened / removed? FRAEDENAR 19:52:39 It's not sadly. The action taken on your account was for Exploitation through the use of Third Party Programs and was only done after your account was found using them repeatedly. This is one of the worst things you can do ingame so it carries very heavy penalties. Your account will be unusable until it ends on 30 July. FRAEDENAR 19:52:55 You can play other World of Warcraft accounts you own or set up, just not this one. YOU 19:53:39 But i dont own any other accounts FRAEDENAR 19:54:19 Yea neither do I, it was just to let you know that the suspension only applies to this one account, it isnt all accounts you own or will own YOU 19:54:28 I dont really know what to tell you man, other than that i'll change the password to my Bnet and log out everytime im not using it YOU 19:54:32 oh ok FRAEDENAR 19:58:21 Did you have any other questions for me this evening? YOU 19:59:16 well i mean not really unless you are able to pass me onto someone else? I just dont think you read my explaination but its cool i guess FRAEDENAR 20:00:38 What is it you think I didn't read? YOU 20:00:59 'I got home from school today to see that my account was banned for 6 months, after speaking to my older brother (we share a computer) he told me that he had botted on my account, i knew i was playing on it, but not botting, is it possible to get the ban shortened / removed?' YOU 20:01:18 i dont really think i didnt get a direct response to it, or i may just have missed it FRAEDENAR 20:01:51 I did answer that above but in the interests of clarity, I'll answer directly to what you're hoping will get you out of this. We action your account rather than the person responsible, so it does not matter if your brother or you did this, your account was punished for it. YOU 20:03:46 but surely thats punishing me if i have to purchase another account? Like i said i wasnt aware that my account was being botted on FRAEDENAR 20:05:12 We can't enter a situation where we're actioning brothers instead of account owners, or everyone guilty would just suddenly have brothers. I am sure you can see the huge opening for abuse there. FRAEDENAR 20:05:36 As the account owner, you're responsible for everything happening on your account and your account will be punished for any breaches of our policies FRAEDENAR 20:05:44 This is why I talked above about your account being actioned, rather than you YOU 20:07:51 Yea i can understand about the brother thing, im not sure if you are getting people messging in about that but surely an exception can be made? I also understand about the account being actioned, however it was someone using that account that was in fault, not the account its self FRAEDENAR 20:09:56 We don't make exceptions for this kind of account action unfortunately. There isn't really anything worse that you can do ingame due to the effect it has on the ingame economy and our customers playing legitimately. There's zero chance of it being lifted or adjusted early, so you won't be able to use that account until 30 July. YOU 20:11:44 Just out of interest, what actions took place on the account, specifially to do with botting? FRAEDENAR 20:13:34 We don't go into detail like that, as it allows the gaining of information that can later be used against us to avoid future account action. Sorry but I'm afraid all I can tell you is that the account was found using third party programs that are not permitted repeatedly, so it was actioned. Is there anything else i could have done/said to get unbanned? i have another banned account on a completely diffrent bnet and may attempt to get that unbanned as well.