Saturday , October 16 2021

In-game Advertising Policy Changes

The Group Finder is going back to what it was intended for!  No more will gold-sellers and those advertising carries be able to use the Group Finder to advertise their services.

Blizzard *has recently announced* some very important changes to the In-game Advertising Policy that affects the Group Finder.  Starting June 2nd, 2018, players will no longer be able to use the Group Finder to advertise carries or other services for gold.  The option Advertisement will be added to the drop down menu when reporting group listings.  For now, players can use the Spam option when reporting those groups.

These types of advertisements were typically used as a front for gold-selling, since Gold cannot typically be sent cross-realm.  This will definitely put a stop to the gold-sellers we typically see in the Group Finder.  Finally, Group Finder will be able to do what it was intended to do in the first place – find groups!

This is certainly a welcome change, and I’m excited to finally be able to go through the Group Finder without seeing all of those “M+17 Carry, pst for info” posts!

What are your thoughts on it?