"This game is crap from a violence standpoint. Whether you agree with me or not, I don't care. I was very excited about this game but when I played it a month from release during the PVP weekend, I was very disappointed. The gore is crap, and I didn't notice any non-grind gameplay. (It seemed like a cookie-cutter MMO rip-off... A well funded instant MMO of just-add-water status... minus real water).
Perhaps the latter part isn't in the final product as claimed (no more endless killing monsters to level), but the former most likely is. This aspect of the game is an integral aspect of the so-called "death" of the game industry, and while the majority won't agree with me (hmmm...) I stand by this until the end."
I love the game... the ultra violent death animations are great. They did reduce their amount. In beta they were happening at the least every half dozen kills. Sometimes more frequent... it seemed.
Anyway the rivers of blood spurting from wounds, the lopping off of heads, the impaling of bodies, and my fav is running your sword thru an NPCs chest turning it sideways and then using your foot to shove them back off your weapon. Great game.
(Now I'm waiting to see a post about all those topless PCs running around with their nipples out... oh the inhumanity of it.)
As far as the ban goes... people need to realize once they freeze an account they begin going thru all the info on how that person gained their wealth. So after locating a large e-mail deposit of gold then they have to check into the person or other character who sent it. It take time... and my guess more accounts will be frozen or banned as the investigation grows.
Bravo to FunCom. Sorry if your account is one. Or your guild leaders. Just start another character or work on one of your alts.