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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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19. Re: The Old Republic Bans? Jan 1, 2012, 15:21 Dev
 
If the flipping thing is true, sounds like its more bioware's fault than anything else. Hasn't anyone learned when you do an MMO you ALWAYS look for how griefers and lamers can game the system? You don't design these things to be trusting that everyone is 100% honest, you design them to prevent the hopefully small percentage of bad apples from screwing the game. Designing a setup that basically encourages flipping (it gives you more benefits to flip than holding onto it and stopping the flipping) is moronic. Blizzard isn't making everything with D3 on their servers because they trust people not to exploit.

Valve didn't bother to take even the smallest of precautions in their gift event (except to require an account have a game on it), and look how fast mfers took advantage of that. All valve had to do was not let coal be traded, and it would have stopped the majority of it.

 
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