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# 1 Stogold
02-04-2010, 08:49 PM
Yeah, whatever. I want some apple juice. Enough already!
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# 2
02-04-2010, 08:52 PM
I'm getting 3-4 PMs from them every day.
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# 3
02-04-2010, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Ex_Malterra View Post
Yeah, whatever. I want some apple juice. Enough already!
Fax me some of that apple juice.

I need to simmer down so I don't get the urge to find these people and do bad things to their internal organs through use of highly illicit substances.
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# 4
02-05-2010, 12:48 AM
Same my box is spammed by stogold daily isn t there a way to flag him as spam ?
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# 5
02-05-2010, 03:13 AM
I has goten about 20 mails and 15 or so pm from rtm i turn them in and block them



there lucky i can't killz there accout all togather lol
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# 6
02-05-2010, 03:14 AM
I have the same, checked my inbox last night had over 10 emails from them.
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# 7
02-05-2010, 04:25 AM
Got the same problem. Very annoying.
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# 8
02-05-2010, 05:08 AM
Stupid thing is that its sooo easy to get energy credits - most people have more than they usually spend by lvl15 or so - But think this is something the Dev's need to start issuing bans on IP's and accounts for.
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# 9
02-05-2010, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Ex_Malterra View Post
Yeah, whatever. I want some apple juice. Enough already!
Kill Geordi!!!

sorry, couldn't resist

Best voiceovers EVER!
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# 10
02-05-2010, 05:23 AM
I am hoping the new patch simply blocks any email that mentions STOgold or the other annoying sites (I have a few from IGE too) and sends them to a GM for inspection. If spam, insta-ban the account.

Then they need to work on fighting the chargebacks from the credit card companies. (Most gold sellers either outright steal the account via a hack or they use a credit card that they charge back [essentially dispute the charge with the credit card company]. Essentially, the devs don't actually get paid by these folks.) All Cryptic has to do is prove that the charge was correct and that the player was banned. Show them the email and the violation of the TOS. (As a lawyer, I have had to do this before; credit card companies are generally decent folks.)

Then look into anyone who messaged or gave anything to the banned player. Presumably, you can trace goods from the farmers to the sellers pretty easily. Then start banning the farmers.

Of course, once you get this web untangled, you can start banning the buyers too.

Sure, it takes time, but you can make their lives living hell and make them rethink whether this is an MMO they want to deal with. And as a heads on a post deterrent, feel free to show a list of banned accounts on a wall of shame and infamy. Especially the buyers who were banned. That might make people think twice about supporting these scum suckers.
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