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Confused and unhappy

Post by Wash » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:45 pm

I don't want to be a whiner, but this hugging sucks. I've been banned from my favorite game for no apparent reason, and from the looks of things there is no appeal process, or even a way to find out what I allegedly did to cause a banning. I'm just a happy, nice, competitive player, enjoying the game and then the almighty ban-hammer descends from the inscrutable heavens and declares that I shall not play this damn fine game anymore. Is there some sort of penance I can do? someone who can explain this process?
I feel completely cut off.
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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Havok » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:01 pm

mail toonces. If you give a credible reason, he may lift the ban

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Wash » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:25 am

ive got no idea what i did.

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by glory » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:55 pm

Relentless. wrote:
Havok wrote:mail toonces. If you give a credible reason, he may lift the ban
No he won't. I've been banned for apparently being an incredible jerk Aka not applauding the 1,000 useless patches that seem to happen several times a week to make the game look like it's progressing farther than it really is. (Usually 75% of the patches are patches for the patches...)

Toonces could care less, he's said it about a dozen times over the years. Your' expendible. A player, compareable to the sands of the Sahara Desert. Infinite grains of sand, fully capable of replacing those taken away.

But if you love Starport and this has caused you some sort of urge to still play it, take a cold shower tell yourself "I'm moving on" and get on with life :mrgreen:
ah, but then he had a job and the economy was doing well


now he needs all the players he can get.....

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Wash » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:11 pm

in response to my original pm, describing my problem:
Toonces wrote:
Wash wrote:
Toonces wrote:
looks like you were banned. this usually happens if you were detected as trying to cheat, or using mulitple accounts.
is there any way to get unbanned? or for someone to at least tell me what i was banned for?
i do not cheat, nor do i use multiple accounts.
System says banned so you must've. Bye.
i don't think toonces is going to be very helpful.

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Armor » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:49 am

Wash wrote:in response to my original pm, describing my problem:
Toonces wrote:
Wash wrote:is there any way to get unbanned? or for someone to at least tell me what i was banned for?
i do not cheat, nor do i use multiple accounts.
System says banned so you must've. Bye.
i don't think toonces is going to be very helpful.
Once again, another fine example of Toonces' shining customer support skills.

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Wash » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:57 am

So basically there's no hope of me ever playing this game again? Or do I just have to wait until my account deletes itself, and I lose all my medals?

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Chicboy » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:09 am

Why does he need customer support skills in a non-subscription game?

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Wash » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:07 pm

none of them are quite like starport though.

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by ArdRhys4 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:57 pm

I have to agree with you, wash. This game is extremely fun and addicting. I would be very unhappy if someone banned me. I suggest you ask him WHY.

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Wash » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:35 pm

I already did, but i suppose asking again couldn't hurt. i sorta doubt that toonces even knows why i'm banned, at least that's the impression i got.
he just knows that i'm banned so therefor i must be banned for a good reason.

here is how i imagine that conversation going:
why am i banned?
cause you did something wrong
what did i do wrong?
dont know but you must have, because you are banned.

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Meliza- » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:23 pm

Would you like some cheese with that whine?


-Meliza

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by ArdRhys4 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:31 am

Meliza, don't be mean...

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Wash » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:12 am

what would you do in my position meliza?

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by TT » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:40 pm

But don't cheat.. unless they allow that sort of thing :wink:

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Wash » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:46 am

i don't cheat. i lag some, sure, and i use unorthodox tactics sometimes, such as corrupting opposing corp members to drain refs and such, but cheat? no that takes the challenge out of a game.

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by Grimoire » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:14 am

Here's the problem I see.....Toonces "Cheat Detective Program" makes assumptions and without proof, they do not ghost in the game and monitor said player(in a game this small that wouldn't be hard or time consuming), nor do they do research into the players actions. The program deems you a cheater, you get banned. There was a week when people were getting banned left and right because they were lagging, but the program thought it was an attempt at cheating. The only sure fire bannage is multi's, those can actually be traced and connected to the player.

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Re: Confused and unhappy

Post by ArdRhys4 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:22 pm

Funny scenario:


Two people are 1vs1ing. One of the people shoots a photon torpedo. The end...

YOU HAVE BEEN BANNED.

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