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Recent actions against some customer accounts

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Recent actions against some customer accounts

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DarthBubba
01.02.2012 , 01:52 PM | #111
I took that to mean that they were watching people camp these containers for days. They were also watching their data and more than likely these people who were excessively camping them were selling the credits. So when they watch people camp containers for days and then see those credits change hands over and over they warned them all and didn't even perma ban them. They only permabanned the bigger sellers, not the exploiters. They just got warning/suspensions.

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Zocat
01.02.2012 , 01:52 PM | #112
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenReid View Post
I'd like to draw your attention to this part of the statement again:


The actions taken by these accounts - and again, this is a relatively low number - were not 'normal gameplay'. Everything you have listed above is what we'd consider 'normal gameplay'.

While we will not being going into further details of the accounts that were actioned against, suffice to say they were not conducting any activities similar to what you described.
Can you please clarify what is "normal gameplay" and which is not considered "normal gameplay" ?
Can a lv 50 character camp those chests? What is considered camping? Sitting there 3hours while crafting & chatting? What about 6hours? 12hours? Would it be different if he and another character (different account) take turns in taking the chests?

Also, currently there is a 50 auction limit per character. I'm considering creating more twinks (and level them to GTN access) for the sole purpose of having more than those 50 auctions available. Is this "normal gameplay"? Or would it get me (temp) banned?

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Matteis
01.02.2012 , 01:52 PM | #113
I've been in one area and basically farmed certain nodes on dead nights. It was due to doing actual stuff but I realized staying an extra 45 mins after I was done led to a lot more money/gear. They respawn VERY fast in this game, I don't know why since most zones feel dead 90% of the time anyway ha ha.

I stayed for several more spawns and only left after losing interest because the GTN is only a hassle (I'm a slicer, I make more on the mount doing rounds of planets, etc). You can see how people wanting to simply capitalize on it aren't really at fault here, heh. Fix the respawn timers or add level reqs or place tough *** mobs around it. You don't have to GIVE us loot containers so often, you de-stabilize the economy yourselves by doing that. Make big boxes of loot and money . . . rare???
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TitanJJ
01.02.2012 , 01:54 PM | #114
Quote: Originally Posted by engrey View Post
So if I am level 50 on Ilum camping and farming those chests it is acceptable? If so, than those at BioWare are hypocrites, and while that is not against any rule or is illegal, it makes you look bad.

is it really so hard to make creds legitimately?

why do you have to camp chests all day? and why do you need so many credits to begin with?
THAT'S NO MOON

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PjPablo
01.02.2012 , 01:55 PM | #115
Quote: Originally Posted by TitanJJ View Post
is it really so hard to make creds legitimately?

why do you have to camp chests all day? and why do you need so many credits to begin with?
Define 'legitimately'. Also, if that's what floats his/her boat should be his/her decision.

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Geryl
01.02.2012 , 01:55 PM | #116
Does this mean you will be going after AFK warzone farmers soon? Please please pretty please with sugar on top?

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Misqual
01.02.2012 , 01:56 PM | #117
Quote: Originally Posted by Geryl View Post
Does this mean you will be going after AFK warzone farmers soon? Please please pretty please with sugar on top?

you cant go afk in warzones cause it will teleport you out within like 15 sec

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imaslapu
01.02.2012 , 01:59 PM | #118
Quote: Originally Posted by PjPablo View Post
So if players what to spend all day farming credits for their own use they can be warned or banned? That doesn't seem right and runs contrary to maintaining an open economy.
The problem isn't players just farming creds, it's the influx of MMO currency brokers that roll over anything and everyone and exploit every thing available to get in-game currency to turn over for real world cash. They're the bane of every modern MMO that has subscriber populations high enough to make it appealing to these low-lifes.

Unfortunately, there's scant little to done about the powerleveling services and advanced toon resellers but these types don't bother me half as much as getting run over trying to harvest something by some bot or some idiot in China working a shift to rip off our resources to sell right back to us.

I for one, applaud the swift and heavy hand applied to gold farmers. Make this an unfriendly environment for them from the start and we'll all be much happier.

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Airees
01.02.2012 , 01:59 PM | #119
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenReid View Post
The actions taken by these accounts - and again, this is a relatively low number - were not 'normal gameplay'. Everything you have listed above is what we'd consider 'normal gameplay'.
I get it if there's some exploit you don't want to reveal so everyone abuses it, but at least say "they exploited". By saying they got suspended for not playing "normally" you're basically saying anyone can be banned if you just don't like what they're doing. There's plenty of stuff I've done in the game that I wouldn't consider "normal gameplay", how am I supposed to know if it's on the right or wrong side ?

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engrey
01.02.2012 , 02:01 PM | #120
Quote: Originally Posted by TitanJJ View Post
is it really so hard to make creds legitimately?

why do you have to camp chests all day? and why do you need so many credits to begin with?
I don't do it, just saying if I did at level 50 would it change anything? Credits are stupid easy to get in this game just from selling trash and selling orange gear on the AH.
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