Temp "Investigation" Bans for Players with Large Amounts of Gil

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  1. ilmaestro

    ilmaestro Crystal Brave

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  2. Cocoa

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    I have no idea what SE is doing, nobody knows. This is all just speculation.

    Someone can easily say, "SE only banned me because I have so much gil! I earned it all legit!"

    Kinda reminds me of when my younger brother was banned from that Toon Town game for using a hack. He swore up and down that he didn't, but of course I found out he did after doing some research on easy to find hacks (he isn't bright enough to do anything that requires work or intelligence) and finding them on his computer in the default download path lol.

    I'm not saying whether SE is or isn't banning based on gil. I'm just saying it's very easy to make a claim to look innocent.
     

  3. fluttersnipe

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    Gotta be more to it than anyone is letting on. I doubt SE would go in half cocked and just start suspending accounts that have "to much" gil. Id wager these are accounts that have large amounts going to and from via mail between multiple toon from different accounts.

    Theyre not just gonna go "oh look! He has 10 million gil! Ban that cheating scumbag!".
     

  4. Nyekun

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    Good thing I always buy useless crap to make crap no one ever buys.
     

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  5. drinkmore123

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    It's easy to say you are innocent since only SE has the technical proof. In addition, I think it is retarded to say SE bans people based on gil number while they actually have any data they need to trace the source of gil.
     

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  6. Hulvein Blitz

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    I think they'll look at your activity over a certain period, where the gil was generated etc. Can't see them doing it, just based on gil..

    I can see why they'd begin investigating it though. I mean, how many people join CM, just to stand at entrance, and magically return at the end, to be able to properly exit? They abuse certain poorly designed aspects.

    But however, if true.. I will assume some legit players will be caught in the crossfire.
     

  7. Grimus

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    Not saying that this IS what they are doing.. but I do know of multiple games that ban people without question for having reached a golden amount of currency. These bans are only on most cases temporary, and an investigation goes to see where and how the currency was generated. While this is obviously an inconvenience to rule abiding players, it is also a very effective way to stop problems before they spiral out of control.
     

  8. xusha

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    AHA! Good thing I am not amazing to carry people through HMs, or play the MB for gil!
    Though sucks for those who are doing it in an honest way (not buying gil). Kind of cheesy and a low way of banning people though. Some people have worked had for the gil, so because they're in the top few who have achieved gold through actually playing the game it'll be wrong to have them banned.

    So hopefully those who have worked for their gil don't get the perma banned. Some people are just amazing at getting gil. :c

    On the other hand, it's a good way to remove the bots.
     

  9. AgelessDaisy

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  10. FFXIV_RPer

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    I'm broke so doesn't affect me :)

    But really, I'd like to have faith that they're not just willy-nilly banning people though heck if SE wanted a list of people to ban they could just go off of my blacklist as the only people on it are those RMT / Gil sellers.
     

  11. AgelessDaisy

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    I hold no pity for those who decide to scam players out of their money, albeit it being RMT money. People are going to get caught and it's only the first month of the game. So I am going to sit back, relax and watch a ban wave happen. Kinda like how people tried to abuse Salvage in XI. Nobody listens.
     

  12. Cresscendo

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    Legacy players may be in trouble. :c
     

  13. FFXIV_RPer

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    Not the legacy characters! I'm on a legacy server and don't want my high level friends to be banned.
     

  14. Fybrile

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    Actual thread linked is, in itself, meaningless.

    Posted it here for reference:
    1. I don't believe anything on Reddit.
    2. If they are temp banning accounts in an effort to ascertain and deal with RMT in the game, all the more power to them. I'd happily take a temp ban if it meant logging into the game without an RMT pst before the inn room even loads on my screen.
     

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  15. FFXIV_RPer

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    That #2 is just too true geez do RMT people annoy me with their super spam messages.
     

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  16. GeekMatt

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    It's all a hoax to scare people out of buying Gil!
     

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  17. FFXIV_RPer

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    That could be true too and heck it would be nice if it stopped all those gill sellers.
     

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  18. AgelessDaisy

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    Hehehehe......Yoshi-P did say he'd fix gil...
     

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  19. ilmaestro

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    I agree wholeheartedly - I think the ensuing discussion has the potential to be at least entertaining, though, whether based on fact or fiction.
     

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  20. Euriko

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    I have 480k, I'm not banned. :3
     

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