Community Takes Apart SWTOR Ban Story

January 2, 2012 -

Is BioWare banning Star Wars The Old Republic players for accessing areas and loot meant for higher level characters or is someone pulling everyone's leg in this Reddit thread? Rock, Paper, Shotgun examines the story and the alleged email from BioWare. 

We have to file this under "suspicious" for the time being, because, as RPS points out, there are a number of odd discrepancies in the email. Some users have pointed out that the poster of the original email may have omitted the fact that he or she was banned for using a totally different exploit. Finally, some insight from some forum posters on the official SWTOR boards lends some credence to RPS's theory.

But all the hubbub ignores a ban involving using the "F word," which one user complains about being banned for. While the game is rated "T" by the ESRB there has always been some wiggle room when it comes to any game that allows you to interact with other players online... You can read complaints about this in this screen cap.

Source: Blue's News


Re: Community Takes Apart SWTOR Ban Story

Given the fact that I am currently in a guild that swears more often than twenty drunken sailors who banged their shins on the same desk corner, I think it's a safe bet that the latter claim is either fake or missing some rather critical information.

Re: Community Takes Apart SWOTOR Ban Story

Knights of the Old Republic is a single player game from 2003.  I'm just sayin'.

Re: Community Takes Apart SWOTOR Ban Story

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a MMORPG that came out just last month...

Re: Community Takes Apart SWOTOR Ban Story

It said Knights of the Old Republic in the first sentence earlier, I think.

Re: Community Takes Apart SWOTOR Ban Story

no i have the original copy from RSS, it never said KOTOR or Knights at all. Oh well, no biggy.

On topic, the story is old now, check the reddit thread, it's been updated. Story over, original poster has admitted all that happened now. Came clean.

Re: Community Takes Apart SWOTOR Ban Story

Actually, it did originally say Knights of the Old Republic, as well as abbreviating the game's name at one point as SWOTOR, rather than SWTOR.  Check your RSS settings?

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