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Old Feb 26, 2014, 07:06 PM // 19:06   #1
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Hey I am wondering because someone I know (not going to say any names) has recently bought some GW 1 money / items and I was wondering whether they still ban people on GW 1 for this kind of thing. I have only found stuff from 5 years ago so that isn't much of a help.

Any help is appreciated just want to see if my friend will be banned at all or suspended for a while.
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 07:26 PM // 19:26   #2
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To be absolutely honest, and sadly speaking,

I don't think at this current state of the game, they monitor the game close enough to really catch the people that do buy or sell in game items. All we can do is hope for the best.
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 08:34 PM // 20:34   #3
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So what your saying is that he most likely won't get caught as they don't monitor Guild Wars 1 much any more?
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 08:59 PM // 20:59   #4
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No, you won't get caught, 'diver.

Not unless the admins here pass your I.P. to GW and drop a hint
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 09:03 PM // 21:03   #5
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if you stand in gtob you will usually find a rmt seller--they have been there since before wintersday (and were in kamadan thru most of it as well), dont think they ever got nuked, even though TONS of people reported them.

Still, just because they may not be actively banning people ingame, doesnt mean they wont ban people (they said they werent going to do anymore updates and yet since that announcement they have done a few!).
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 09:14 PM // 21:14   #6
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Thanks for the replies all. I'll tell my friend that he doesn't have much chance of being caught but to be careful anyway. thanks.

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oh and Phineas if you were dropping a hint about sending the admins my ip then don't as I am not buying anything because I like to play legit on my games and not cheat by spending real cash on items / money and the account I play on it like 7 years old and my dads old account (his first one); so I have no plan on even thinking of buying anything as it would risk a history for my dad.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 02:50 AM // 02:50   #7
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odds are he wont be banned; And buying money in guild wars to try and get an ingame advantage doesnt make too much sense to me since you cant really buy success in guild wars (yes you can buy cons, pcons, runners, etc.) but cash gives no advantage in pvp where people would actually care.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 06:14 AM // 06:14   #8
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He should be banned.

But he probably won't be.

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Afterthought:
It is people buying gold / ectos / armbraces with real world money combined with Anet not bothering to do anything about it which will bring the game down. (Of course I understand the financial and business reasons for not deploying resources to stamp it out).

It's a shame, buy gold buyers/sellers are strangling the economy, and that will kill the game.

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Old Feb 27, 2014, 06:47 AM // 06:47   #9
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Again thanks for the replies I've told him to be careful and he said he would thanks guys!
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 06:49 PM // 18:49   #10
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I've heard of people being ban in codex/ha lately take care and use alternative account for your transaction.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 07:05 PM // 19:05   #11
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The only bans are due to /report or email, otherwise I don't think there's any coz of auto-detect..
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 10:16 PM // 22:16   #12
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Thanks for the replies all. I'll tell my friend that he doesn't have much chance of being caught but to be careful anyway. thanks.

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oh and Phineas if you were dropping a hint about sending the admins my ip then don't as I am not buying anything because I like to play legit on my games and not cheat by spending real cash on items / money and the account I play on it like 7 years old and my dads old account (his first one); so I have no plan on even thinking of buying anything as it would risk a history for my dad.
I was just being mischievous. I do apologise. I have a boy who's just turned 1yo, I wonder if GW1 will still be around for him to inherit my account. Nice thought.
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Old Feb 28, 2014, 07:52 AM // 07:52   #13
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Yeah Phineas nice thought there. Its been going strong for over 8 years or something depends, get him into it at 4 :P
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Old Mar 01, 2014, 09:08 PM // 21:08   #14
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Hey I am wondering because someone I know (not going to say any names) has recently bought some GW 1 money / items and I was wondering whether they still ban people on GW 1 for this kind of thing. I have only found stuff from 5 years ago so that isn't much of a help.

Any help is appreciated just want to see if my friend will be banned at all or suspended for a while.
Well my question is did he buy from someone in game or go to a web site.
Someone's account may have been hacked so he could buy stuff.

Either way it's a bad thing
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Old Mar 01, 2014, 11:36 PM // 23:36   #15
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lets say the GM's are less active with banning, but i doubt they left GW like that

there is a difference between "automated the game" and "leave the game online without looking back at all" and they did the first one (even though people make it sound like the second one)
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Old Mar 02, 2014, 01:20 AM // 01:20   #16
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they dont seem to be taking a very active role anylonger...as I mentioned, over the wintersday holiday there was a player actively doing rmt stuff---he was reported repeatedly, yet after 2 weeks was still there (as well as never having moved from the spot, usually rmt guys jump in and text then leave).....
so perhaps there are things they care about more than rmt now, but either way, just because the police arent around doesnt mean you should run the red light.
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they dont seem to be taking a very active role anylonger...as I mentioned, over the wintersday holiday there was a player actively doing rmt stuff---he was reported repeatedly, yet after 2 weeks was still there (as well as never having moved from the spot, usually rmt guys jump in and text then leave).....
so perhaps there are things they care about more than rmt now, but either way, just because the police arent around doesnt mean you should run the red light.
Afaik, the ingame report system uses the [email protected] email system. When it went down all ingame reports got redirected to the big black hole in internetland. If it hasn't come back up (I have no idea; I haven't had to use it), you'll need to report rmt sellers via other means.
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Afaik, the ingame report system uses the [email protected] email system. When it went down all ingame reports got redirected to the big black hole in internetland. If it hasn't come back up (I have no idea; I haven't had to use it), you'll need to report rmt sellers via other means.
from what i understand the [email protected] is not up, I was recently (a few months ago) trying to dig up my first account and when they tried to send me an automated email to reset the pw from support, it did not happen. It took a physical person to go and send me the email directly. Same thing with my friend who was recovering his account last in january.
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Old Mar 02, 2014, 02:52 AM // 02:52   #19
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well, that could explain a lot then....so glad they are on top of these things.
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What else can we expect from a company who abandons an excellent game and its loyal players to focus all their attention on an in my opinion very boring game as a whole..
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