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[Banwave] 3rd Party Software & RMT Services 17/06/2020

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by GM Dew, Jun 17, 2020.

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  1. GM Dew

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    Greetings Adventurers,

    In continuation of our ongoing efforts to clear Black Desert Online from players using third party tools to gain an unfair advantage,
    we have permanently banned 38 accounts from Black Desert Online today with the following breakdown:
    • Fishbot: 4
    • Trading speedhacks: 2
    • Other speedhack/bot: 32
    Additionally, we have issued a temporary suspension and silver removal for 46 accounts for purchasing RMT (Real Money Trade) services. As a result, a total of 1,140,501,322,667 silver has been removed from the economy.

    As always, we spend a very large amount of time to ensure there are no false positives. All accounts in our banwaves are dual verified and double-checked before the ban is executed, so we can be fully confident that the accounts in our banwave are guilty of breaking the Terms of Use and are rightfully banned.

    This assurance is extremely important for us, as our goal is to protect our loyal players, and make sure they can enjoy the game uninterrupted.


    Account safety

    Remember to always keep your account safe. Do not share your account details with anyone, and activate Two Step Authentication.
    If an account has been detected for third party software, that account will be banned, regardless of who used the software on it. Even if it was your friend, your family, or your cat that used your account, the responsibility lies with you and we will not unban an account after it has violated the Terms of Use.

    Resist the temptation to purchase “services” from advertisers you may see online or occasionally in-game. These services are against Terms of Use. They are also generally fraudulent and will either use illegitimate third party software - even if they claim not to - to achieve whatever they advertise, or they will simply scam you for your account or money.


    Remember, play fair and play safe!

    - BDO Team
     
  2. Magnificent Innuendo

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    You should split that up and hand it out to all the honest players. PEN is evil, I'm broke af...help me out!
     
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  3. JustAWeeb

    JustAWeeb JustAWeeb Tamer 61 EU

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    Bless the GMs and punish those that break the tos D:<
     
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    Minarya DarkKnight 63 EU
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    :O
     
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    I dont know why guys hacking , i think he got many complexes or no hoppys dont know
     
  9. ManlyBeard

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    So RMTers get suspended, albeit temporarily, but mappers didn’t ??

    Great silver got removed, what about gained items from their actions ? Just like the mappers, they kept their gains and even sold some of their item gains to get out of the debt.

    Are these decisions based on a daily spin the wheel type thing??
     
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  10. Akeno

    Akeno Sorceress 62

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    Rmt players should just be banned
     
  11. GM Dew

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    The silver value that was removed includes a calculation of value of items gained.

    We acknowledge that our actions have been lacking in this area in the past, and this sadly gave many players the wrong impression that RMT services are some kind of "grey area" which is not really actioned on. We wish to correct this false sentiment while still allowing players to redeem themselves afterwards.

    If an account is found to repeatedly continue participating in RMT even after their temporary suspension, they will however be permanently banned.

    Best regards,
    GM Dew
     
  12. gurghul

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    RMT should be PERMANENT ban from first time . No double standards ...
     
  13. Akeno

    Akeno Sorceress 62

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    I really do hope you folks removed the items they gained from it otherwise they really did win the system when they get back a couple billion silver lost is nothing compared to having pen equipment and acc's its only a drop in the bucket for them and they could easily just sell pearl outfits to get out of debt if they chose to.
     
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    KeK0011 62 EU

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    Sure they all should get 2nd chance.


    Can you unban everybody and give them 2nd chance too?
     
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    Akeno Sorceress 62

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    For what its worth tho I am happy to see you guys being more transparent on this But I think your are being far too lenient on the matter
     
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    Does "RMT" also encompass the piloting issue that was being investigated, or is this a separate issue entirely?
     
  17. GM Dew

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    RMT (Real Money Trade) services include anything where an in-game action, item or currency is provided in return for a real-life currency transfer outside of the game. This means that piloting services also fall under this.

    Best regards,
    GM Dew
     
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    Im wondering was it like with the mappers where even more money was removed than they initially got as form of punishment?
    Also great work!
     
  19. WhySoSeeryus

    WhySoSeeryus Wizard 63 EU

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    why are u going easy on caught rmters? its not looking good combined with the map exploit u didn punish before.


    (other than that, thank you for your efforts! :) )



    also, im fairly sure u are aware of account sales and know the sites where those things are done. wouldnt be bad to browse through that and "remove" said accounts (after sold to prevent setups) from the game.
     
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  20. GM Dew

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    We've removed the silver value equal to the amount of silver that was obtained. In the case where items were obtained, we assigned a silver value to these items and removed this silver value, to make sure the accounts did not end up with any profits in the end.
    The punishment in this case is the suspension.

    Best regards,
    GM Dew
     

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