That whooshing you hear is the sound of Blizzard spinning its mighty Ban Hammer of the Ancients, Thor-with-Moline style. The studio has issued a stern warning that indicates a sizable number of hackers and cheats are about to be struck down and perm banned from Diablo 3.Posting on the official Diablo 3 blog, Blizzard states that the use of hacks, cheats, bots, moods, or exploits in any form goes against the D3 end user license agreement. And if you're in violation of the EULA, you risk being permanently banned from the Diablo 3 Gold game. Given that Diablo 3 must be played through Blizzard's servers, even for the single-player campaign, that makes this particular ban especially potent."Playing Diablo III legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client," Blizzard states. "Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net and Diablo III, and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on.