Okay, so I've been recently back to UO (in an active way). I love the sandbox approach to UO and wanted to dig back into it. I've played since the original beta, but my current active account is 7yo. Tonight I was banned from the game for 24hr. Why? Because I tired of listening to bard and alchemy macros in the Luna Bank when I was trying to hire someone to identify my unknown seeds. Yes, I was actually trying to promote communication and commercialism between players on the Napa Valley shard. When I couldn't get attention (and I admit I was trying to *get* attention), I brought out my mage hooked up with some MR armor and invis'ed the hell out of the bank - indiscriminately. At no point in time did I cause harm. At no point did I interrupt gameflow or player experience. At no point did I violate any TOS rules whatsoever, because the only person who asked me to stop was a GM, when he put me in jail. Then, I was asked no questions. I was provided no opportunity to explain myself. I was no given a warning. I was given a canned response and simply banned for 24 hours. The game mechanics allow for blessing, protecting, and invis'ing of players in town. If this is unacceptable to most players, why is it an option? I freely explained my actions and explained to players who were "annoyed" that my actions had no material effect on their status or their game flow. Still I was reported. How is this even considered a viable option for dealing with any situation. Why is invis'ing someone an actual offense? If it is, why did the GM not warn me before taking retaliatory action? This is not the sandbox experience I remembered and appreciated. What next, can I be reported for not wearing the right colors? Can I be reported for not having a fashionable house? Can I be reported for low balling my items on my vendor? I was told to expect an E-mail from EA corp. with details, but it's been an hour and I've still received nothing. Is there some sort of quality control process? I don't mean to be an ass for no reason, but the principle of the matter bothers me. What sort of recourse do I have?