3,000 Guild Wars 2 subs get ban-hammered
Those banned were labeled by the company as those who “intentionally and repeatedly” exploited the crafting system within the game by crafting high level weapons “one thousandth of their normal price“. Chris Whiteside, lead producer at ArenaNet, said the company may offer the permanent bans to a 72-hour suspensions. (seriously? don’t ruin your game this quickly, ArenaNet, perma-ban!)
“We take our community and the integrity of the game very seriously, and want to be clear that intentionally exploiting the game is unacceptable. The players we banned were certainly intentionally and repeatedly exploiting a bug in the game.
We intended to send a very clear message that exploiting the game in this way will not be tolerated, and we believe this message now has been well understood.
We also believe and respect that people make mistakes. With this in mind, we are offering the members of our community who exploited the game a second chance to repair the damage that has been done.
This is a first and final warning. Moving forward, please make sure you that when you see an exploitable part of the game, you report it and do not attempt to benefit from it.”