Player falsely accuses Trion Worlds of censorship

    
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Another day, another cautionary tale in trying to wield lies in the face of a game studio with access to factual records. In this case, it was the recent attempt by a player to accuse Trion Worlds of delivering an in-game suspension in ArcheAge for daring to criticize the studio in chat.

While this claim initially riled players against Trion, new CM Celestrata came on the scene to clear up the issue. It turns out that the suspension happened in Trove, not ArcheAge, and because the player was flinging about gay slurs, not because of any studio criticism.

“CS was able to pull the chat logs, and we can say that this ban was carried out appropriately,” Celestrata wrote. “While the user did criticize Trion, it wasn’t the criticism that caught the ban. It’s the fact that he used a gay slur in said criticisms. The slur in question seems to have been removed from the screenshot provided […] All in all, he had 10 more violations of our rules that lead to his ban, all of them using hate speech or descriptions of sex acts. By the way, all of this happened in Trove, a game that possesses an ESRB rating of E 10+. None of this took place in ArcheAge.”

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Johnny

the fact you lack the self-awarness to realize banning someone for using a gay slur is censorship to is amazing. Trion censors people constantly for everything from hate speech to talking bad about the game this is nothing new.

Sargonnax
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Sargonnax

TitianHero ForgotPants MorpayneRADIO Yeah try going around talking like that at your job and see how long it takes you to be fired. Normal people are definitely not the class you are in.

Sargonnax
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Sargonnax

These people that whine about being banned need to go away. Ive seen way too much stupid shit in game and on the forums from people who really deserve whatever punishment they are given.

agemyth
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agemyth

Salvatrix TitianHero “I didn’t do it for no reason though.”

Fathdris
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Fathdris

Seen this censorship thing a few times now, with other companies too. It’s their private sandbox. You are a guest. They can remove for you any reason they see fit. This is what their rules are for.

Dixa
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Dixa

You do not have the right to free speech in the private domain. This includes your place of work and these games and forums. It never makes you immune to anything – even in public domain you do not have the right to spew hate speech and can be sued by someone whom you have offended because your right to be ignorant is not greater than their right to not be subjected to your inane prattle.

enamelizer
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enamelizer

Perfect Hero 

The Justice Department raided the offices of Trion Worlds, Inc. early this afternoon in connection with an ongoing investigation into what the Justice Department is calling “crimes against gamers”. When asked for specifics, a Justice Department spokesperson stated “They have released an unpopular game whose very existence is offensive to some gamers. We are currently seeking prosecution under section 7c.11 of the Internet Outrage Act of 2014. The guilty parties will be held accountable for these crimes against gamers, which happen on a daily basis.”

MChrome
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MChrome

TitianHero You do realize that all it takes is a troll with too much money on his hands to start all this up?

You’re reading way too much into this ‘conspiracy’. It’s an actual troll that got banned for doing stuff against the TOS, multiple times. He may just have been trying to get this to happen exactly to cause this kind of situation.

Tell me, why would you take the word of such a person at face value with no actual proof from his side, aside from doctored screenshots? He would have had to deliver his entire public chat history, unaltered, in order to prove his innocence, but i haven’t seen him doing that. 

Oh, and people do need to report him, which happened here. Trion doesn’t read ALL chat from EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME. Just like every other game ops out there.

tobascodagama
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tobascodagama

Salvatrix Gotta love the logic. “Sure, I lied, but I only lied because it really happens!”

Seraphina_Brennan
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Seraphina_Brennan

Perfect Hero deekay_zero I can assure you both that what I have posted is true and has been recorded by our logs. And, as another user has already posted here, the person in question has confessed to making up the whole story in order to rally public opinion against the company. You can find that information, as posted by the Reddit mods, here: https://www.reddit.com/r/archeage/comments/3gcojn/i_really_think_everyone_here_needs_to_see_this/ctyeoor