Banned from MMOs

Griefing & banned since 1996…

1st of December 1999

Ultima Online


This letter is to inform you that the Ultima Online Player Relations Department of Origin Systems has witnessed various levels of misconduct regarding actions of characters on your account. This misconduct includes being associating with one of the largest guilds in Ultima Online that employ exploitative activities to increase their game status at the expense of other players as well as the game itself.

No action is to be taken on your account at this time – this letter serves only as a warning that this conduct has been verified and will not be condoned. In the event that any such actions continue, the offending account
will be terminated immediately without any chance of being reopened. This is certainly not at all what we want to do; rather this is the point of this letter as it is what we want to avoid. However the decision to terminate
accounts is done with the best interests of the game and its players in mind, and we will move to protect those interests.

To have to engage in this discourse is not enjoyable, but at the same time we want to make sure that all parties are aware of what will happen should these actions continue. It is our hope that we can move forward from this and you the customer may enjoy your Ultima Online experience.

Thank you for your time, patience, and understanding with this matter.

Ultima Online Player Relations
Origin Systems, Inc.

16th of December 1999

Ultima Online


Ultima Online
Origin Systems, Inc.

Date: 12/16/99

At this time your account with Origin Systems has been permanently closed
due to repeated violations of the Terms Of Service or the Rules and
Regulations. Although we regret the closure of any account, we feel that
the termination of your account is in the best interest of the service as a



UO Account Administrator
Origin Systems Inc.

Over 250+ Accounts from KoC members and people linked to us in any way were banned !?

December 2001

Asheron's Call - Darktide

Your Zone Name has been permanently banned from logging in to the MSN Gaming Zone for one of the following reported reasons:
– Code of Conduct violations. You can review the Zone Code of Conduct
– Unauthorized Credit Card use.
This action may be taken upon receiving notification from your credit card company that a credit card charge for your usage of the Gaming Zone with this account has been disputed or declined.


You were banned from AC for a gaming exploit. That exploit was the duplication of items in your inventory, which while producing the items desired, could result in a server crash. This activity was trackable, and accounts found to have done it were perma banned.

Since you have been banned since 2001, we could allow you to return, however all items in your characters inventories will be purged, and your character will start off with only basic equipment and a D note.

Your account would also keep a strike on it, and any further violations of the CoC could result in your removal from the game once again. If you would like to proceed, just respond to this message.

-AC Ban Appeals Team

The few who got banned were unbanned within a month on their main and we got mule accounts
unbanned months/years later, either with full loot or just the chars on them based on the admin…

July 2003


Response (CCR Reek) 07/11/2003 03:18 PMGMT Standard Time Dear customer

We have discovered and proven that you have been using a “Gold Dupe” exploit to amass considerable amounts of gold.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Terms of Use we therefore hereby notify you of our decision to suspend your account for 4 days and the removal of all gold in your character’s bank and inventory.

Should you further violate the Terms of Use or related Shadowbane legal agreements in any manner, please be advised that may have no further recourse than to cancel your account.

Yours sincerely,
The Shadowbane Team.

August 2003

Star Wars Galaxies


We have noticed some unusual activity on your three accounts that we would like to speak with you about it.
We have suspended your accounts until such a time that we can contact you by phone and ask you a few questions.

We would appreciate it if you would let us know what would be the best time to call you, as we would like to get this resolved as quickly as possible.
Failure to comply may result in the termination of your accounts.

We look forward to hearing back from you.


Bruce W Economy
CS Supervisor
Star Wars Galaxies


Thank you for contacting the Sony Online Entertainment Customer Service department.

Your account was suspended because of selling on Ebay.

Phone support is available MON-FRI 9:00AM-6:00PM PST, at
Live chat is also available MON-FRI 9:00AM-6:00PM PST at
Jessica W.
Sony Online Entertainment CSR

We must have been in the top 10 of SWG customers when it came to purchasing new
game boxes / accounts which would usually end up banned before the end of the 30 days trial…


We would like to let you know that we removed your listing:

*********** Star Wars Galaxies Ahazi 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Chilastra 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Kauri 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Bloodfin 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Bloodfin 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Starsider 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Shadowfire 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Scylla 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Bloodfin 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Sunrunner 1 m Credits SWG
*********** Star Wars Galaxies Sunrunner 1 m Credits SWG

because a Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program participant notified us, under penalty of perjury, that your listing or the item itself infringes their copyright, trademark, or other rights.

We have credited any associated fees to your account. We have also notified the bidders that the listing(s) was removed, and that they are not obligated to complete the transaction.

If you relist this or any other similar items on eBay, your account likely will be suspended.

If you believe your listing was ended in error, or have questions regarding the removal of this listing, please contact the VeRO Program participant directly at:

Entertainment Software Association

eBay is available to answer questions, but since it is the VeRO Program participant that requested the removal of your listings, we encourage you to contact them first.

For more information on the VeRO Program, and a list of VeRO Program participant About Me pages, please visit:

Thank you for your cooperation.


Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department) eBay Inc


We regret to inform you that we have suspended your account for listing potentially infringing items on eBay.

Any attempts to avoid this suspension, such as registering new accounts, could result in permanent suspension from eBay.

Please note that any seller fees due to eBay will immediately become due and payable. eBay will charge any amounts you have not previously disputed to the billing method currently on file.


The eBay Community Watch Team

We made eBay and Paypal big business regardless of how many account they
banned from us due to VeRo & Sony banning the selling of SWG items.

Later 2003

Eve Online

Dear Sir,

After a thorough investigation we have concluded that your account has been involved in exploiting a glitch in the game mechanics, thereby gaining an unfair advantage over other players.

This is strictly against our rules and clearly mentioned in the EULA. We therefore have no option but to temporarily ban your account while we investigate the matter further.

If you feel that you are being wrongfully banned, please reply to this mail and explain your side of things, we will be happy to listen to all explanations. If indeed we find that you have been using an exploit,
your account will be permanently banned. If not, we ask you to accept our apologies.


Eve Online Customer Support

May the 2nd 2004

Lineage 2

Response (GM Pommo)

Dear Sir or Madam:

Our records indicate you are in violation of one or more policies of the End User’s Licensing Agreement (EULA) and/or the Terms of Service which you agreed to when you subscribed to Lineage ll. Selling adena for cash.

In order to ensure a positive gaming environment for all players it is incumbent upon NCsoft to enforce all rules, restrictions and policies as delineated in the EULA. This may include penalties involving temporary suspension of playing privileges or a total ban of a player’s account..

We regret to inform you that your account has been permanently banned from Lineage ll without recourse to appeal.

Lineage II GM Team


Darkfall Online

Q.How are you going to handle Player Killing?
Anyone can attack anyone. In fact we encourage you to seek out and kill enemies of your race and your clan. However, it is up to each kingdom to set the rules of their borders. The different kingdoms have NPC guards, that have orders given to them by the player kings and lords. For example, in the city state of Midheim, controlled by the player clan Black Rose, it is illegal to steal and attack players of neutral and good alignment. Evil characters are not allowed into the city, in addition to members of the Keepers of Chaos clan, members of The Mercs and members of the House of Chaos clan. Guards will attack violators on sight, and all inhabitants of the city are encouraged to do the same. (We may add a feature to have guards Kill On Sight individual players too).

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