MechWarrior Online bans and shames 64 players

    
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Nerfmachine.

No one would debate whether or not it’s appropriate to ban players for cheating, but there is space to debate whether or not it’s appropriate to state which players were banned. MechWarrior Online has opted to do just that, and its recent banning of 64 players comes along with a full list of account names. The players in question will also have a descriptor applied to their forum accounts to note that they were banned for cheating.

The announcement comes along with a reminder that harassing or pursuing these players is explicitly against the terms of service for the game. According to a previous post on the subject, these names are being provided chiefly so that players can see that actions are being taken against cheaters. Whether or not this seems like a good step in that direction or just opening an entirely different can of worms is left as an exercise to the reader.

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Ernost
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Ernost

I definitely approve, and wish more game companies would do this. Not only does it make an example of these scumbags so others will be less likely to do stuff like that in future, but it also reassures the other players that the game company is acting against such scum. And if these assholes get harassed as a result, well that is just icing on the cake.

q945
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q945

Desperate cry for publicity much?

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

Armsman I doubt it…but ive been wrong before >.<.  My queue’s in the game have always been fast, so im guessing there has to be a few hundred at least.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

Ghostmourn solipsis MWO is a good game, just not the mmorpg that battletech fans were hoping for.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

Estranged Unfortunately shaming them may be the only thing thatll count as punishment nowadays with the internet’s anonymity and some players being out of reach from prosecution.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Good for them.

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

solipsis hehe pc master race, mmo master..errr….online peoples!
Silly co-ops lil maps are for n00bs!

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

I recognize some of those name from years of online gaming but…without an email attached its meaningless to everyone but players of the game that actually played with the alleged offenders (lets hope that never happens for many reasons!)

solipsis
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solipsis

hahaha only 64 players! pathetic game! I laught at youuuuu!!! hahaha!

Darthbawl
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Darthbawl

<– Very pro name-n-shame. :D  Can’t wait for some psychologist to say it’s bad, it makes people jump off cliffs and it socially demeans them, yadda yadda. ROFL