Square Enix bans nearly 6000 players for real-money trading in Final Fantasy XIV

1 : Anonymous2021/03/08 14:20 ID: m0gnlg
Square Enix bans nearly 6000 players for real-money trading in Final Fantasy XIV
2 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:04 ID: gq89efz

Imagine buying gill in FF14 lol, there's like almost nothing you need to buy in that game.

ID: gq8mli7

Skins, plot, mounts, pets

So yeah nothing useful at least. Or 510 gear for other classes.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/08 14:44 ID: gq7q58o

Useless. All they do is ban those bots with names like "Jdhkfdskf fsdff" that teleport around the map. These are replaced really fast.

If Square Enix was really serious about dealing with RMT (they aren't) they'd ban people that BUY Gil.

ID: gq8mdsi

For what tho. All you can buy are some skins for Gil. It doesn't really matter as long as you can't buy an advantage in PvP. They should just sell Gil for real money themselves like WoW or GW2 instead tho.

ID: gq7wg5q

It's probably harder to find those. Aside from RMT bots being really obvious, there's functions to specifically and quickly report them.

Gil Buyers aren't exactly openly saying that they're doing it.

ID: gq8nudh

I've seen them pop in and out in certain areas. What exactly are they doing when they teleport all around?

4 : Anonymous2021/03/08 16:06 ID: gq811od

Are you going to repost this every week or two? Because thats pretty much what they've been doing for the past 8 years.

Ctrl+F Actions Taken

ID: gq85f62

Yeah, they do this very regularly, but for some reason this one got reported on a bunch of websites, saw a few in my feed, no idea why.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/08 16:25 ID: gq83s1o

Yay! I report the RMT Ad people almost daily in Limsa.

You can watch their behaviors change as they get more attention... from first shouting ads, to then "saying" ads in high populations areas, to finally sending tells via automation.

Screw em.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/08 14:25 ID: gq7nxe2

Good riddance. RMT is ruining many online games.

ID: gq7un9w

How? How did these users ruin your online experience?

7 : Anonymous2021/03/08 14:41 ID: gq7pr7r

Haven’t played FFXIV in forever but I remember CONSTANT spam in chat about RMT being near unbearable. I realize this isn’t unique to this game, but there are certainly games where you don’t see it anywhere near this extent.

ID: gq7rm89

Not anymore there aren't. Any even half relevant MMO has em. GW1, GW2, Tera, BDO, Aion, Lineage, list goes on

8 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:16 ID: gq8joun

I remember the good old days when you could sell on ebay. I would spend hours farming in asherons Call for singularity keys and sell them on eBay.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/08 14:23 ID: gq7nojw

Is it safe to assume that 6,000 players just lost access to everything they paid real money for?

ID: gq7oh0x

Basically. Who knows how many were bots though.

ID: gq7stpy

They usually ban sellers/advertisers, not people who buy currency once or whatever. But it's always possible habitual buyers are caught up too. Oftentimes the advertisers are hacked accounts as well which adds a new layer of "who lost their account when it gets banned".

ID: gq7r0sg

Usually these bans are just the bots that are the ones farming the gil to sell for real money.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/08 18:47 ID: gq8o53s


11 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:33 ID: gq8dgpr

The only real money trading we'll allow is through microtransactions damnit!!!!

The audacity of companies who clearly only care about protecting their mtx income pretending they care about thing slike cheating, account selling etc.

No, they just want a monopoly on it.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/08 15:19 ID: gq7umsp

Jagex, take notes.

ID: gq83aom

Jagex bans ALOT of bots, they probably ban more bots weekly than most games ban in a year.

The problem is due to the nature of runescape (free to play, low cp

resources required, easily modifiable client, simple gameplay) the barrier to entry for botting is really REALLY low.

ID: gq7zqed

Don't be ridiculous, Jagex would kill their games.


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