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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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26. Re: The Old Republic Bans? Jan 1, 2012, 19:16 Teddy
 
WyldKat wrote on Jan 1, 2012, 15:10:

Once again, They're banning for their own bad game design not an actual bug exploit.

And... Once again, they were obviously exploiting a game mechanic in an unintended manner. They knew they were doing it, they knew it was wrong. They deserve their bans 100%.

Could it have been avoided with more careful design? Yes. Could it be fixed via patch? Yes, and it probably will be.

It doesn't matter that it's a design flaw they're exploiting and not a bug. This is something they absolutely knew they were wrong in doing, and yet did it anyways in the hopes of quick profit. They got caught, and that's that.

As for your complaint about the PVP dailies... they're PvP dailies for a reason. They're supposed to require PvP, AND require that you win/complete your task. Acting like you 'deserve' to finish the repeatable quests every day without doing the work involved is just sad and lazy. You don't have the right to exploit the system simply because you disagree with the implementation of it.
 
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