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Jeremy's comment about the bans

Discussion in 'UHall' started by RoycroftLS, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. RoycroftLS

    RoycroftLS Guest

    From another thread before the bans started happening:

    The devs are well aware of the consequences of what would happen if they banned someone who was innocent.

    Even the most noble and trustworthy of people get curious, careless, or too trusting. Assuming that the devs have some system in place to flag accounts that are cheating, even one slip up can be enough to get your account flagged.

    The devs probably don't have time to check each case individually. But if they see an account that is flagged and has accumulated an enormous amount of wealth (even if the wealth was obtained legitimately), chances are they are going to strike with the ban hammer.

    Is this necessarily fair? No, but with increased power and wealth comes the increased responsibility to always do the right thing. All players are responsible for understanding and following the rules of conduct at all times.

    And yes, it is possible that some people are innocent. However, the devs have stated on numerous occasions that they can not (and will not) restore any lost items. If the prospect of losing all your items for any reason is too much to bear, perhaps Ultima Online is not the game for you.
  2. SDragor

    SDragor Guest

    Neither me, nor anybody I know, has lost any noteworthy items in the game due to a mistake from OSI/EA during the past 11 years.

    I just keep asking myself, what was complained more about: The duping and cheating going on for years, of a handful of allegedly "innocent" people who got just banned. I suspect that the latter receives more attention from the player base. One could assume that the manipulation of the player base by the dupers was successful...
  3. Erekose

    Erekose Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran

    May 23, 2008
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    "Honestly, your Honor, I didn't do it! Not guilty! It must have been someone who looked like me!"

    "It was a bum rap man, I was framed."

    Life is full of people who are totally (not) innocent.

    That being said it's always possible a mistake or two were made. If so I hope EA fixes it in those cases.
  4. Lucy of Kenton

    Lucy of Kenton Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    May 16, 2008
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    9 years of play leads me to believe they wont fix anything. to do so would be to admit that they made a mistake and only time ive seen that was the valentines rose quest.
  5. Zofinur

    Zofinur Guest


    Dont forget Tia was unbanned the last time! So they were able to correct things!
    But our thing is different. Houses are already gone. Items might be replaced; at least technically it should be possible.

    3.5 hours till there are agents available on EA´s hotline...
  6. they hadnt burned tias house and all her items to the ground :p

    therefore the most u can get back is ure charas