Honestly, I don't think game publishers are tough enough on this problem. I'm not a big fan of warnings. And like several politicians I also agree that the 1st amendment is up for interpretation. Our 1st amendment is one of our most abused amendments. Stop abusing your amendments and maybe game publishers won't feel the need to ban you.
If you cant do it in the middle of a crowded store you should not do it in a public game. Its called manners people and just because you are anonymous behind a computer does not give you the right to ruin others peoples day.
If you want to do weird perverted things in private with your friends so be it but in public there are rules for decency. I dont personally care about racism (even though I have experienced it first hand being foreign myself) but really if you are racist then you are not mature enough to play in public and I certainly wouldnt want to be around you even if you dont hurt my feelings. Again, its called decency or empathy.
So only 10 people got suspended? Than's not such a big deal. I must say that I DO stand with ArenaNet on this one. It's not like player pays a subscription, so missing a few days doesn't actually cause the user to "lose" money in the long run.
Alright 1st you are they are in the terms of service however they should post those on thier web-site for people too read before they purchased the game as you cannot play the game you just paid $60 for until you do,(and you cannot return it or recive a refund) as far as banning players so quickly for innapropiate names/language is extreme considering they 1 could very easily put in filters in for that (like every other MMO in exsistence, seriously TERA had swear and nameing filters in since BETA, i picked that little girl race and tried to use the name PettyOphelia as a name and they just said i could not they did not ban my account)also there is no clearly defined meaning for offensive language (some people think Hell,Damn,Christ,are offensive)also they Don't take into account cultural differences ie someone in spain on an EU server type in the the name EL Negro Banditio for his thief wich translates quite literally into The Black Bandit and was banned for three days for this (Liferow just used the word shit wich would have had him banned)i understand the need to keep profanity out but as people plunk thier hard earned cash down for this game putting in a profanity/derogitory word filter does'nt seem like asking too much,also (as i recently found out the hard way) accounts have been hacked (they do have authentication system in place but it did'nt lock out the account until you verified and the person hacking the account can still play) and there is nothing you can do about it(i was at work when my account was hacked and then perma banned for selling gold for real world money) another person was banned for camping at a event and waiting for it too respawn was accused of having a bot and instantly banned without any notice. Putting in a code of conduct nto a agreement you are forced to sign or your out sixty dollars and throwing that up as a reason too ban people is just lazy,and bad business if this was free too play that would be different but but there is not and there is no way to appeal this i sincerly doubt this game will take hold because no one wants to be treated like child and lose good money for easily controlable reason i have still not heard a response from them either then most people will not buy the game (if they knew how strict it was prior too purchasewich would then make the EULA reason a viable one but because they are essentially forced to agree to it there is just no exuse).
I'm all for it, especially when those players agreed to the terms of service. I don't get bothered by names, but I can't tolerate immaturity in the chat logs. Keep that shit in the other MMOs.
As long as you are able to contest it. Some sentitive people take offense over the stupidest shit. People have been banned for names that I bet 95% of the community would find funny, yet that 5% have the power to ruin it for everyone. Was the same for WoW, my friend was forced to change his arena team name "Maximum Penetration" It was a melee cleave team (that stacked penetration) but somebody took offense to it and reported them.
I don't know about you guys, but have you ever heard of the Terms of Service? I mean they make it obvious at the beginning by making this huge window with it saying "User Agreement and Terms of Service" in the INITIAL LAUNCH/ 1st TIME LOG IN. It clearly states it there that they don't tolerate in appropriate behavior/ names/ speech. If you agreed to it, and do what they told you not to do, and then CRY ABOUT IT AFTER AGREEING NOT TO DO IT, IT'S THEIR OWN FAULT FOR AGREEING TO THE CONTRACT!
I'm glad they are having a strict policy right from the beginning. These people are those who like to ruin games for everyone else. If you have to ask the question "does my character have a legitimate name?", then it likely doesn't. Ban racism, vulgarity, scammers, and bots. For bots and scammers, I have no problem with them banning them permanently.
I agree, that if there is behavior problems yes Ban/suspension. with that in mind, I do not agree with a ban/ 3 day suspension on an invalid name. I do think that being strict on this is a great way to control population =)
They have these filters in the game already. Don't comment if you haven't played yet.
@buccomatic Only applies to public domain.
Until someone hacks your account has you perma-banned and the only resource you have is to send an E-mail and hope they respond.( and belive me don't hold your breath waiting you will turn blue)
@Metallicwolf29 What, inciting hate speech or racist remarks? Because that's what's making up the majority of these bans.
Good for ANet. They have every right to do so.
I've had an account for seven years and it's never been hacked. I've also contacted ArenaNET during that time regarding technical problems, and I had no problem with them returning my emails. People who get hacked individually are usually the cause of their own problem.
If you would care to look into it further, you would see that most of these people fell for a "phishing" attack. This is not "hacking". These are stupid people who don't even bother to check the senders email address when they get an email requesting them to reset their password. Google it and look into it further. As I said, most people get "hacked" because of something they did. I get email like this all the time, even for games I'm not playing. It literally takes less than a minute to verify the email before clicking any links. This is the same type of attack old ladies and other non internet savvy people have been falling for over the last 20 years. ArenaNET has pretty good security, with multiple levels to prevent hacking (email address, password, secret question, character name (for GW1)). Too bad they have no control over these people and can't stop them from stupidly clicking on phishing links.
really because they have posted that over 9,500 people were hacked due to thier incompetent and several people have been waiting weeks for a response or do work for ANET and don't want the bad publicity