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The Old Republic Bans?

A thread on reddit offers an email purportedly from BioWare support informing the recipient of unspecified sanctions in Star Wars: The Old Republic, saying this was for accessing areas and loot meant for higher level characters in the just-launched MMORPG. There's a follow-up post on The Old Republic forums pointing out some discrepancies like typos and other issues that suggest this is not a legitimate email. There's also a post on Rock, Paper, Shotgun suggesting this may be a legitimate ban, and the player who was banned omitted details about how this was more of an exploit than described. Thanks Joao.

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42. Re: The Old Republic Bans? Jan 2, 2012, 05:24 deqer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 1, 2012, 16:30:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 1, 2012, 15:07:
Cutter wrote on Jan 1, 2012, 15:01:
If I recall I think I got a warning about swearing in the beta. Blew my mind. I asked them wtf the chat filter was for in that case. Yet another reason this game is doomed.

Cutter, every MMO out there even with a filter will tell you it's still not OK to swear in their games with exception to Age of Conan.

I don't know what games you've been playing but every MMO chat I've ever seen has been totally blue.

He just said he's practically played all of them. Derp?

Just because there is a filter, does not mean it's okay to swear. The filter is technology hiding your mistake of swearing on top of punishing you for swearing.

Oh, and once you grow up, you'll learn that a swear filter is STILL offensive.
 
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