Anyone who has taken the collecting of honor and badges to the extreme in TBC Classic by colluding or lingering indifferently on the battlefield has now been banned from Blizzard for 8 days and may miss the start of Burning Crusade Classic.
A mini wave of bans seems to be rolling over the TBC Classic servers. Players who collected honor and badges in an unresponsive or organized manner on battlefields have now received mail from Blizzard. An 8-day ban was imposed for AFK being on the battlefield. This wave of bans allegedly also affects players who have actively participated in the game and therefore seems arbitrary to many. The length of the suspension means that some TBC Classic players could miss the official start on June 2nd.
At the start of the pre-patch for TBC Classic and the switch to era servers, players were able to farm an enormous amount of honor over battlefields. This led to agreements for quick victories in the Arathi Basin and other battlefields. Some groups removed all of their gear so that the opponents could achieve honorable victories faster. The amount of honor received was quickly nerfed by the developers. However, players can still stock up on the powerful Rank 14 weapons, just not as quickly.
In preparation for the first PvP season of Burning Crusade, PvP players used the time to collect 100 badges from each battlefield faction in order to convert them into honor at the start of TBC. So you can stock up on some PvP items right from the start. There were apparently so many inactive players that the report button glowed on some of them. Others were reported because of their organized "naked groups".
On reddit, players assert their innocence, but also report that they were part of the organized groups mentioned that played without any equipment. The period of 8 days is not chosen at random, but shows that Blizzard is cracking down on these groups. WoW TBC Classic will arrive on June 2, don’t forget that there is a cheap on the z2u website.