I played for over 3000 hours before I got my first ban. There is an entire thread dedicated to that one on how I mocked a clan with their own clan name and got banned for that clan name being offensive content even though it had been used by the previous clan across multiple servers.
This is my second ban. I joined 1540 to help Putrid Meat against undermeshers and the new alpha clan Bubonic Chronic. I was just getting settled in with some high hopes of good battles when 3 new groups joined the server. One known for their offensive content. One known for cheating, exploits, esp and duped body vaults. And, the last known for cheating, exploits, esp, ddosing and their hatred of the other two clans that had just joined.
An unlikely alliance formed between Putrid Meat and Bubonic. Bubonic had already attempted raiding our clans base multiple times. And, there appeared to be mutual respect in that both our clans fought cleanly. We had claimed land near their base, they had claimed land near ours. Gods were spent, trebs were destroyed. And, I unfortunately, became active just as that ended.
That was not the case for the new clans. We attacked them immediately as we knew what they had done on other servers. And, out of thin air, with constant pressure, 2 massive bases sprung up that would of required 10 people farming for a month. Yet, they did it almost in a single night.
Daily, offensive content was posted in global by members and alts of the new groups.
Next came them bombing our base for 5 days straight. It was not just our base. Our map rooms, FOBs or any structure. Each time, it was estimated they would of had to gone through an excess of 500-1000 bombs per day. It pretty much seemed that they had an unlimited number of bombs.
The raids started to get a rhythm to it. Our base would almost get fully blown in and then Bubonic would counter the enemy raiding us. On the last 2 days of being hit, we had gained a couple more members and were able to actively fight back vs passive defense. Those last couple days were when the server started to appear to be hit by DDOSing and folks whom didn’t want anyone to have fun on the server started land claiming content spots like shattered springs and the plains so noone could get brimstone or hide. This would be a problem for both Putrid Meat and Bubonic as we would need to farm more if the raids on us continued.
And, the next day, I am banned off the server. I have not received a reply to my zendesk appeal.
There are multiple things that need to be answered:
- The exact reason I got banned. We did not exploit or cheat, our land claim around our base was no more excessive than any other conan PVP server and we did not block content. I was only active for about week on that server.
- Why the admins warned the logged in server members that they were going to be cleaning out the server. Giving them time to body vault and leave their clans.
- Why our base got completely demolished by the admins.
- Why people reported by me whom FUNCOM replied agreeing there was a violation of their terms of service were not banned even after 48 hours.
I do not represent Putrid Meat. I am simply a member. And, these are my questions.