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Recent PvP Match Manipulation

After a careful investigation of matches and account data, we’ve confirmed that certain players were involved in PvP match manipulation during the current season. The players involved have been removed from the leaderboards and given Dishonor for a period of three months. We will continue to monitor the game for incidents of this sort, and will take action on other accounts as the situation warrants it.

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  • great news anet greats news to hear

  • First, I'm glad you've taken some action on wintrading, it's really quite insane at the moment.
    Although, what I'm more curious about is what happens if these players commit similar offences again?

  • Lasiurus.4067Lasiurus.4067 Member ✭✭✭

    Just won like 10 place in leaderboards, guess there are about 10 people kicked.... Very sad about Vaanns..

  • Cougre.6543Cougre.6543 Member ✭✭

    A step in the right direction, thanks. Are you continuing your investigations and evaluating further punishment?

  • floody.4951floody.4951 Member ✭✭

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    thats basically one of the current ones banned :) and the person im talking about already got his account banend for 1300 hours :) why not permaban him?

  • Can they still use thier alt accounts? or buy new ones?

  • Is that a dream guys? they got banned? LUL

  • @Xanctus The Dragonslayer.2318 said:
    Can they still use thier alt accounts? or buy new ones?

    I would like to think all associated accounts got dishonor. But I’m sure they can get new accounts since Anet only said it was a three month dishonor not a “ban”.

  • bravan.3876bravan.3876 Member ✭✭✭

    Finally! Too late is better than never right? Never give up hope. Ty anet

  • Beast.1769Beast.1769 Member ✭✭

    Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooo nicee

  • Thanks, please keep doing this.
    3 months is just too short as time-frame, but at least some actions are being done.

  • bravan.3876bravan.3876 Member ✭✭✭

    @Jace al Thor.6745 said:

    @bravan.3876 said:
    Finally! Too late is better than never right? Never give up hope. Ty anet

    Idk I find it hilarious that Anet let them put in all the effort to win trade to the top and then ban them essentially wasting their time.

    i was more talking about they started in season 10, but the problem exist since .. dunno season 6 maybe already? also i hope for permaban so they need to buy a new account to suport the game to get a new chance to wintrade again. 3 months dishonor is a joke

  • Malafaia.8903Malafaia.8903 Member ✭✭✭

    @Jace al Thor.6745 said:

    @bravan.3876 said:
    Finally! Too late is better than never right? Never give up hope. Ty anet

    Idk I find it hilarious that Anet let them put in all the effort to win trade to the top and then ban them essentially wasting their time.

    tbh i really like that approach too, lol
    problem is people that was playing honestly got their time wasted too

  • LUST.7241LUST.7241 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 12, 2018

    Looks at leaderboard.
    Looks back at thread.
    Looks at leaderboard.
    Looks back at thread.

    I hope win trading wasn't found by Win Percentage alone.

    @bluri.2653 said:
    You should consider permanent dishonor instead so these players never get to set foot in pvp

    Exactly. Lot of the culprits have done this for many consecutive seasons and still have their alts on the leaderboard.

    All my alts are just storage for my Engi.

  • bravan.3876bravan.3876 Member ✭✭✭

    @Malafaia.8903 said:

    @Jace al Thor.6745 said:

    @bravan.3876 said:
    Finally! Too late is better than never right? Never give up hope. Ty anet

    Idk I find it hilarious that Anet let them put in all the effort to win trade to the top and then ban them essentially wasting their time.

    tbh i really like that approach too, lol
    problem is people that was playing honestly got their time wasted too

    Yes that is another problem, even when they at least dc-ed so teammates didn't lose rating it's still a time waste, but some ppl just went afk or did senseless stuff to make the team lose and lose rating.
    Aside from wintrading there are also some ppl throwing on purpose just to troll , with these kind of ppl should something happen too. I have some names if anet is interested including a mail i got after asking them why they lost on purpose.

  • Thane.9421Thane.9421 Member ✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 But will they be allowed to compete next season on alt accounts?

  • Great news indeed, especially considering how toxic some of those dishonored are. I feel a bit sorry for Vaanss though. As Metrix said, a pity such actions hadn't been taken last season.

    Now I just hope for punishments for hard verbal abuses. I've got literally hundreds of players on my BL, all of them because of this one reason. And I don't mean calling names like noobs or idiots, but long rage monologues, whispers and even messages from guildmates after they got blocked.

  • @elvina.8917 said:
    Great news indeed, especially considering how toxic some of those dishonored are. I feel a bit sorry for Vaanss though. As Metrix said, a pity such actions hadn't been taken last season.

    Now I just hope for punishments for hard verbal abuses. I've got literally hundreds of players on my BL, all of them because of this one reason. And I don't mean calling names like noobs or idiots, but long rage monologues, whispers and even messages from guildmates after they got blocked.

    Anet is “generally” pretty good at punishing people for verbal abuse. I know last night I was matched against the saltiest ranger in the NA and he was getting pretty narley with his threats and other things to the point two entire teams reported him for verbal abuse and match manip. I hope not to see him on again.

  • Lotus.1682Lotus.1682 Member ✭✭

    Step in the right direction, but there are still a ton of wintraders left... even in the top 10

  • Only commenting here because I saw Zyn reference my name is one of the above screenshots. I've never win-traded. Been back and forth all season (check my wins/losses).

    I don't want my name tarnished by whatever Zyn is saying. I haven't been on the giving or receiving end of any manipulation, to my knowledge, so far this season.

    But hey, here's his alt account desperately pm'ing me during the final hour of the season to try to report Naru (or q up and risk losing top 25 to beat him?) Idk.

    https://imgur.com/a/RrFr0

    Anyway, don't bring unrelated people into your shady business, Zyn. That's not cool.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Im ok with it being a warning type of punishment . But if ppl dont change their aproach i really think next season should have permanent dishonors or even bans.

    It also needs to happen sooner, not a week or so before the season ends. That or dont allow ppl to q during the actual season and not have the dishonor end before the next season has finished or even started.

  • ToPNoP.2493ToPNoP.2493 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 13, 2018

    @Lasiurus.4067 said:
    Just won like 10 place in leaderboards, guess there are about 10 people kicked.... Very sad about Vaanns..

    Why are you sad? If someone cheats get em out. Come on, its a game, so why cheat at it? Seems like spare the rod spoil the child is not really working. In the immortalized words of anets human warrior, "its time to bust some heads!"

    Yes I like comms, but sadly I'm allergic to them.

  • dDuff.3860dDuff.3860 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 12, 2018

    Bravo.
    no more to say
    <3 Anet

    P.S. Also I'd be twice as happy if you banhammer Flash Xp cheater guy. Ty in advance
    @Gaile Gray.6029

  • Lyger.5429Lyger.5429 Member ✭✭✭

    Why should I bother taking ranked seriously with all this happening. Why do people get a kick out of ruining the experience for everyone else?

  • Lasiurus.4067Lasiurus.4067 Member ✭✭✭

    @ToPNoP.2493 said:

    @Lasiurus.4067 said:
    Just won like 10 place in leaderboards, guess there are about 10 people kicked.... Very sad about Vaanns..

    Why are you sad? If someone cheats get em out. Come on, its a game, so why cheat at it? Seems like spare the rod spoil the child is not really working. In the immortalized words of anets human warrior, "its time to bust some heads!"

    I mean sad because I loved his gameplay and did not thought he was cheating, sadly

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