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Old 4th November 2011, 06:34 PM
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I think these are fair questions that shouldnt be against the rules to ask in public.

In 1 post you said, "As announced some time ago, the devs have created a bot detection script. The use of bot tools is illegal and involved accounts will be locked for a certain amount of days."

Im not gonna argue that here as that would be in violation to your rules, my 2 questions are:

1) after speaking with many players, we have noticed that different people are banned for different amounts of days, why the different amounts, like some for 10, some for 15, 23, 33 and the counts go on...

2) is there any way to determine how many days one of our fellow guildmates has been banned for so we can plan for their return accordingly?
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Old 4th November 2011, 10:06 PM
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There are rules how many days a player gets banned for vulgar private messages, multi-accounting or offensive character descriptions (profile text).

The accounts of bot users were locked by the devs and not by me. I do not know whom they locked and for how long. We (the gamestaff) were not told how the bot detector works.

I have no explanation for varying bans for bot users. Maybe the ban duration is affected by the time period a bot tool has been used...but I really don't know.


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Discussing the bot detection tool or the rules does not make sense. The rules are final and not open for discussion. A discussion would lead to nowhere:

o some players might find temporary bans not strict enough
o others might argue these bans are only temporary ones due to financial reasons (the players should be able to play again and buy mushrooms)
o some players might think shroomers are less likely to be banned than non-shroomers due to financial reasons...which is wrong but it can neither be proofed nor contradicted.
o the whole discussion will get emotional, some players will think they have been treated unfairly..."bans too harsh", "bans not strict enough", "some banned, others not", "finally something is done about bot users", "community manager = forum police, Playa = dictatorship"...

It would lead nowhere...and besides, rules are rules and they must be accepted.

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Old 5th November 2011, 12:27 PM
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I have the confirmation that the length of the ban depends on how long the player has used a bot tool.
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Old 5th November 2011, 09:19 PM
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So if clicking the support button sends you a mail, is it possible for us to mail up higher, ie the dev's? If so how?
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Old 6th November 2011, 07:05 PM
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No, it is not possible. They would tell you the same anyway. I do what I am told and enforce their rules. The bans and rules in general do not express my personal opinion, they are not my subjective point of view. The devs would tell you the same. All bans due to bot tools are not applied by me but the devs and their decision is final. Banned accounts will not be unlocked at once but the involved players must wait for the ban duration to be over (x days).
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Old 6th November 2011, 07:37 PM
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your personal opinion or subjective point of view or however you want to put it was kinda irrelivent to the question. I just wanted to know if its possible to contact the developers directly. Which is kinda odd as with most games ive played, the developers rarely hide behind the curtains as they enjoy input to make their games better, input coming from the playerbase who actually plays and tests it out.
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Old 6th November 2011, 10:42 PM
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yeah leander, that's a poor reply... "i am just a robot and do as i am told"

can we have contact for developers please
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Old 7th November 2011, 02:05 PM
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The official site is http://www.playagames.com/

What is your problem?

That accounts were locked? Yes because the breached our rules.

That other accounts are not locked but you know they breached the rules, too? In this case, send an email and report such accounts and they will be locked if they have done something illegal.

That we do not talk about bans and the bot detection tool in public? Yes because it is like that in all other forums, too.
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Old 7th November 2011, 02:25 PM
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nowhere in their posts they mention bans -_-
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Old 7th November 2011, 05:19 PM
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ive went to that website before and tried contacting them through there and never get any replies. Got anything better? How do they get word down to you?
 

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