May 2018 Ban Wave


#468

can be used as a xp base now lmfao


#469

Didnt this firejinn dude win or top 5, lots of the past global event ranks ?


#470

Yup ! Various Fort and PVP’s :grimacing: i had been hitting his base around as it was the strongest base out there :heart_eyes:


#471

His perches can still take out many lower tier dragons :joy:


#472

No idea…


#473

Firejinn from which clan ?


#474

And so does every innocent person. :man_shrugging:


#475

At least to the extent that there are rules for which breaking those rules results in a ban. Those rules should be made clear in the game itself, not only in the forum.

Account sharing is probably the only non-hack that I can think of that is a bannable offense - are there any others? I suppose some people have probably been banned for egregious behavior in LC or something…

Of course the whole account sharing thing would go away completely if they would just fix war. There have been about 10 to the 53rd power forum posts about fixing war but to my knowledge PG hasn’t responded to any of them.

Creators faction people, or new advisory faction (whatever its called) people, do you know if PG is studying war fixes internally? Or are they just going to leave it the way it is?


#476

There are enough employees at PG that sooner or later someone might come forward with internal confidential emails, source code, memos, meeting minutes that sort of thing. The sort of thing we are never meant to see.

And furthermore some of the whales could easily afford to set up a bounty fund to reward any such person who leaks internal documents. Mind you I am not suggesting that this be done, just saying that it is feasible.


#477

War mechanics have not been discussed with the GPF.


#478

I wonder why that is? Couldn’t have anything to do with a TOS that is implicitly agreed to (or even one that you have to at least scroll through before clicking ok) that is so obviously one-sided that no court would actually consider it a valid contract.

Note: I am not an attorney, I am however, quite familiar with a number of cases that never actually made it to court. Settling seems to be the preferred choice, for many reasons. Cost is only one of them. No trial, no precedent. NDA, no public awareness. No awareness, no reason to change or create the applicable laws.


#479

Has anyone even been banned for account sharing? PG has said before it is OK to play on multiple devices and people are constantly getting new devices, so it would be tough to set up a flag for multiple devices accessing the account. Also for jobs/travel, people are moving around so setting up a flag for location seems impossible. It would have to be some combination of the two and require a person to manually review the account, which seems cost prohibitive.

I was always under the assumption they “banned” account sharing simply to have an easy out for account disputes. There were quite a few cases of account gifting/selling/borrowing and PG had to attempt to give control of the account to one person. Often it was murky. So by saying it’s a bannable offense, they no longer have to even attempt to sort it out. Instead they can just say “Well, looks like neither of you get it now. Panned.”


#481

I now try to be reimbursed for all the money spent in these 3 years
I did not do anything that the game did not allow to do
And I have repeatedly asked for assistance and said that I used more accounts on my device


#482

A lawsuit against the abuses of pocketgem and their non-commitment to protect the players on which they built an economic empire
It could be a good idea for all those who, like me, have been struck by their phobias and ineptitude to make sure that players play and do not poison themselves even by spending their money
I advise you to go and see other games where you are protected


#483

Not all teams ask for player account data and, personally, I would never agree to hand mine over :woman_shrugging:


#484

You have had it answered already but

Im fairly certain that there is even an automatic ban feature applied as the 1 and only time ive ever reported a player in this game was around a year ago when this player had billions of points in a fort event alone. I mentioned it in league chat and soon every lurker appeared, agreed, and reported the same.

He was banned in under 5min lol


#485

A huge problem that still has not been addressed is the residual effects. Let’s take FireJinn…he built how many troops, killed how many, donated how much gold before he was finally banned? I bet all of those gains/losses remain permanent. So…if all that happens is an account that the user likely knew would get banned and took an hour to make is banned but all the rest remains, seems like a pretty good reason to cheat.


#486

Yes I was under the impression from Jared’s comments at the beginning of this thread that there would be more done to teams who benefited from these illicit gains. So for only some teams, ones with many acct banned, have been kicked from Atlas. I think that’s stopping short of what needed to be done. I expected infrastructure to be rolled back from teams, ranking points taken away, etc.


#487

Do you say that?


#488