Fallout 76 asks banned players to submit a 500-word essay on why cheating is wrong

    
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This is where you end with your games that require mods. Forever recall this.

So we all know that Fallout 76 is a buggy mess by this point, which means that until it becomes not a buggy mess, Bethesda wants to find a way to keep it in the public eye… like, say, by asking banned players to submit a 500-word essay about how cheating is wrong in online games. Yes, let’s make people forget about game issues with spectacularly unusual un-banning procedures! That works sometimes, right?

While you might be immediately in favor of anything requiring cheaters to answer for their actions, keep in mind that people are stating many of the bans in question are unfair and shouldn’t have occurred in the first place… which is always the case, but given as the game is an aforementioned buggy mess, one suspects it may be closer to the truth than usual.

Source: Twitter, Polygon; thanks to Cursedseishi and Darthbawl for the tip!
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Dankey Kang

Not even worth the time.

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Bannex

Hmmm. Do homework or play a different game that isn’t a steaming pile of broken shit.

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Dave Ward

Personally I think Bethesda should write a 5000 word essay on why releasing bug infested games is wrong.

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rafael12104

Huh. Well, I got nothing to add. Except for maybe this.

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Bruno Brito

It’s ya boy, it’s asmongold

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McGuffn

Thou shalt only download mods from the creation club.

“Cheating people is wrong. People want an authentic experience which is why if you advertise a canvas bag, you give them a canvas bag and not some plastic thing. In sum, cheating is wrong even if you’re doing it to fix the bugs in the game.”

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3dom

Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition.

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PurpleCopper

They should instead give an essay why cheating is right.

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Vorender

That’s awesome.

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Arktouros

I mean it’s not like someone gets a VAC ban here or loses access to something valuable. All they did was lose out access to a singular title on a platform that basically has one title.

Welcome to the disadvantages of a fragmented distribution system.

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BalsBigBrother

Twenty four titles and two creation kits but I guess it would be rude to throw actual facts into the mix. Please ignore and you get back to your Bethesda bashing.

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Armsbend

Easy publicity. No one would do this as no one would be sad to be perma banned.