Bans for Exploiting Bugs [MERGED THREADS]

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  • B00tblackB00tblack Posts: 74
    Here it is. Wait for it to get deleted.


  • B00tblack said:

    Here it is. Wait for it to get deleted.


    Read up, miike explained that
  • DemonzfyreDemonzfyre Posts: 9,785 ★★★★★

    Nakuul said:

    Bro I was legit ready to actually spend some of my money on some Prof X/Apoc cav crystals (my 2 favorite ever champs released in 1 month, 2nd was doom and mr fantastic but I wasn’t playing at the time) but nah not anymore, not after how Kabam handled this situation. And I’m sure many others are gonna become ftp after this just like me. Not worth giving Kabam my money. I feel bad for the people banned who had the sigil because they’re losing value from it every second.

    I don't feel bad for anyone that exploited. If they played by the rules, they wouldn't be "losing value" from anything.
    I feel bad for them because they have a 1 week ban, their alliances are being massively affected, and rightfully, their rewards are being removed. And if they’ve given money to Kabam before that must hurt even more. I just think that’s too much. The way Kabam handled this situation tells me that I can’t trust them enough with my money. That’s a different decision for everyone else to make but I’ve made up my mind.
    Lol yes evil Kabam for banning for exploits. I bet you think shoplifters and bank robbers shouldn't be arrested and charged either.

    Let the cheaters in the game. Kabam evil, cheaters good.
  • MousiasMousias Posts: 19

    Mousias said:

    zeezee57 said:

    The week ban seems excessive for people who didn't egregiously exploit this, I've heard people say (not vouching for their honesty) they did the quest just twice and still got the same week ban. I completely agree the ill gotten gains should have been removed but I also believe the bans should have been reserved for those who truly deserved it, the ones who just treated it as open season. I don't think the bans should differentiate on the specific rewards though, someone who did the gold path 10 times should get the same treatment as someone who got 10 AGs. Bottom line is these people knew full well this wasn't the intent of the quest but spammed it anyway.

    I obviously have no say in any of this but hopefully they'll reconsider the bans on the people who did the path 3 times or less since more than likely they had every opportunity to keep going but chose not to. Whether the extra run was an honest misunderstanding of the quest itself or not the fact is they chose (presumably) not to egregiously exploit it and for that they shouldn't be hit with the same ban as those who did. Maybe a 24 ban as a firm warning and leave it at that. Regardless what else happens I'm glad they didn’t let these exploited rewards stand which would've been the easiest thing for them to do while at the same time i can sympathize with those hit with a ban not quite in line with their participation in the exploit.

    I did two runs and I'm not banned yet. Not sure if the ban wave has ended or anything,
    @Mousias people who did 2 runs are safe and won’t get banned most likely you probably be fine
    Yeah, was pointing out that people described by @zeezee57 might not have done two runs as they said. Full comment didn't go through though.
  • TheInfintyTheInfinty Posts: 1,005 ★★★★

    Nakuul said:

    Bro I was legit ready to actually spend some of my money on some Prof X/Apoc cav crystals (my 2 favorite ever champs released in 1 month, 2nd was doom and mr fantastic but I wasn’t playing at the time) but nah not anymore, not after how Kabam handled this situation. And I’m sure many others are gonna become ftp after this just like me. Not worth giving Kabam my money. I feel bad for the people banned who had the sigil because they’re losing value from it every second.

    I don't feel bad for anyone that exploited. If they played by the rules, they wouldn't be "losing value" from anything.
    I feel bad for them because they have a 1 week ban, their alliances are being massively affected, and rightfully, their rewards are being removed. And if they’ve given money to Kabam before that must hurt even more. I just think that’s too much. The way Kabam handled this situation tells me that I can’t trust them enough with my money. That’s a different decision for everyone else to make but I’ve made up my mind.
    Play stupid games win stupid prizes
  • B00tblackB00tblack Posts: 74

    B00tblack said:

    Here it is. Wait for it to get deleted.


    Read up, miike explained that
    No thanks!
    I’ve seen him contradict himself too many times.
  • SpideyFunkoSpideyFunko Posts: 8,272 ★★★★★

    Bro I was legit ready to actually spend some of my money on some Prof X/Apoc cav crystals (my 2 favorite ever champs released in 1 month, 2nd was doom and mr fantastic but I wasn’t playing at the time) but nah not anymore, not after how Kabam handled this situation. And I’m sure many others are gonna become ftp after this just like me. Not worth giving Kabam my money. I feel bad for the people banned who had the sigil because they’re losing value from it every second.

    how many times did you run the quest @KDSuperFlash10?
  • PlantesanPlantesan Posts: 298 ★★
    When it comes down to it, if it was a broad stroke 7-day ban for everyone, seems a bit excessive. If they are proportional to what was done individually, then ok 🤷‍♂️ (Didn’t get banned, just annoyed with some of the regular smug gatekeeping)
  • Notsavage19Notsavage19 Posts: 1,950 ★★★★★

    Bro I was legit ready to actually spend some of my money on some Prof X/Apoc cav crystals (my 2 favorite ever champs released in 1 month, 2nd was doom and mr fantastic but I wasn’t playing at the time) but nah not anymore, not after how Kabam handled this situation. And I’m sure many others are gonna become ftp after this just like me. Not worth giving Kabam my money. I feel bad for the people banned who had the sigil because they’re losing value from it every second.

    No you weren't or you did anyway. Empty threats from am attention seeking crybaby.
    Damn, that cut deep.
  • bdawg923bdawg923 Posts: 469 ★★★
    I wonder if the people who got 7-day bans are just gonna argue here for 7 days to pass the time
  • WhaaaatWhaaaat Posts: 407 ★★★
    B00tblack said:

    Here it is. Wait for it to get deleted.


    How can you be such a #####?
    https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/comment/1375519#Comment_1375519
  • HippoSleek_JHippoSleek_J Posts: 65
    Habstrakt said:

    So many ignorant commenters one here, bunch of sheep. “you break terms of service” blah blah.... show me where it says not to run a quest more than once.ill wait

    It says abusing an exploit (Which getting the same reward more than once is) will result in a 1 week ban
    Never run a daily cat quest more than once and gotten a chest on a path that you already completed?
    They already said the path would stay open and they set a president for chests staying on completed paths to be collected again but now they've decided to ban people without explaining when that is OK to do and when it isn't and hidden behind VERY loose 'see out ToS' explination.
  • bdawg923bdawg923 Posts: 469 ★★★

    Habstrakt said:

    So many ignorant commenters one here, bunch of sheep. “you break terms of service” blah blah.... show me where it says not to run a quest more than once.ill wait

    It says abusing an exploit (Which getting the same reward more than once is) will result in a 1 week ban
    Never run a daily cat quest more than once and gotten a chest on a path that you already completed?
    They already said the path would stay open and they set a president for chests staying on completed paths to be collected again but now they've decided to ban people without explaining when that is OK to do and when it isn't and hidden behind VERY loose 'see out ToS' explination.
    Lmao getting a few catalysts and getting a boatloads of 5 star awakening gems is not remotely similar😂
  • DemonzfyreDemonzfyre Posts: 9,785 ★★★★★
    Arsoz said:

    Nakuul said:

    Bro I was legit ready to actually spend some of my money on some Prof X/Apoc cav crystals (my 2 favorite ever champs released in 1 month, 2nd was doom and mr fantastic but I wasn’t playing at the time) but nah not anymore, not after how Kabam handled this situation. And I’m sure many others are gonna become ftp after this just like me. Not worth giving Kabam my money. I feel bad for the people banned who had the sigil because they’re losing value from it every second.

    I don't feel bad for anyone that exploited. If they played by the rules, they wouldn't be "losing value" from anything.
    I feel bad for them because they have a 1 week ban, their alliances are being massively affected, and rightfully, their rewards are being removed. And if they’ve given money to Kabam before that must hurt even more. I just think that’s too much. The way Kabam handled this situation tells me that I can’t trust them enough with my money. That’s a different decision for everyone else to make but I’ve made up my mind.
    Lol yes evil Kabam for banning for exploits. I bet you think shoplifters and bank robbers shouldn't be arrested and charged either.

    Let the cheaters in the game. Kabam evil, cheaters good.
    Stop comparing crimes to abusing a bug they are not similar at all
    They break rules. They are the same..
  • No_Ægon_clubNo_Ægon_club Posts: 150 ★★
    So since y’all are done banning people, the quest must be up right?
  • E_Rich423E_Rich423 Posts: 87
    I was hyping this up to quite possibly be Kabam's best month ever. We should have known better lol
  • DemonzfyreDemonzfyre Posts: 9,785 ★★★★★

    Habstrakt said:

    So many ignorant commenters one here, bunch of sheep. “you break terms of service” blah blah.... show me where it says not to run a quest more than once.ill wait

    It says abusing an exploit (Which getting the same reward more than once is) will result in a 1 week ban
    Never run a daily cat quest more than once and gotten a chest on a path that you already completed?
    They already said the path would stay open and they set a president for chests staying on completed paths to be collected again but now they've decided to ban people without explaining when that is OK to do and when it isn't and hidden behind VERY loose 'see out ToS' explination.
    Very loose? This is very loose?

  • BogOlimpaBogOlimpa Posts: 10
    @Kabam Miike Bans affect not only the players who used the bug. They also reflect on players who play fair and innocent. Cancel two wars and let alliances recruit players. This shouldn't affect Season Rewards !!!
  • oMegaPashaoMegaPasha Posts: 8


  • HabstraktHabstrakt Posts: 29

    That’s literally like putting the blame on someone else because you’re not strong enough to take it yourself. Just remove the goddamn extra rewards off everyone’s accounts. It was your bug. Take responsibility for it and fix it.



    Kabam one of your employees literally said on the side event quest thread that you could go back on that path after you went on it the first time and unlocked it with a key. Your lack of communication is a MASSIVE issue and has caused all these bans to happen. It is YOUR bug, so instead of fixing it, you went ahead and banned thousands of players for going back on that open path that we were told you could go back on. Why are you banning people for a week AND removing their rewards? Just remove their rewards. It’s your fault the bug existed. The rewards SHOULD be removed 100% but a 1 week ban is SO unjust. That affects alliances and many other things in game, and it all originated from your bug. Just remove the rewards! We all agree with that! No need to ban! That’s way too compromising!

    That is completely out of context and taking some huge liberties in the explanation. The path remains open, yes, but that doesn't mean that you can get the rewards again. The Path remained open so that if you fail to complete the path, you can try it again, and so that you don't make a mistake and take a path where there is no rewards, wasting a key.

    We reserve the right to take any action we see fit on accounts that have violated the TOS. You agreed to abide by that when you started playing the game.
    Answer me this.. U can ban them indeed, but what about the alliances that they are in? How all of those alliances find replacements? After this a lot of alliances will searching for recruits, not all of them will

    And what if couple ppl got banned for their mistake of judgment? Does that mean that they have to be kicked for this?.. Or do alliances have to find a replacement and kick them after a week when the original members come back

    I didn't get banned,neither I want to discuss if they should be banned or not. Not my decision.. But this affect a lot of ppl that done no harm, aside those that actually exploit the ban
    Leave them alone for now, you can bug them tomorrow. We're most likely going to get a compensation for the delay in the side quest and the banning on teammate that can help you get rewards. So be happy the they produced a free game you dont have to spend a dime to play it, if its a free game expect bugs and micro transactions. We don't know if they are Rich, Poor, Barely getting by, or have average amount of money. They try there best, to some there best is enough for them, but to some getting to play a free game is enough.
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