The popular MMO Aion has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons since day one. It all started with some lengthy queues for players who pre-ordered the game, before moving into the humorless phase that most MMO gamers are more than familiar with.
Now, NCSoft have gone one step further by banning 16,000 accounts across American and European servers. Read on to find out what Community Manager Andrew Beegle had to say on the issue.
Posting on the Aion forums, Beegle created this friendly thread:
“Good morning Daevas!
As you probably noticed, we’ve completed a server wide reboot without much notice on a day that we typically don’t perform maintenance. It’s only fair that we keep you in the loop and make sure you know what’s going on. Over the last week we’ve been working on a list, we’ve been checking it twice, and today we found out who was naughty or nice. Ban Hammer Claus just came to town. When the servers come back online, nearly 16,000 accounts will have been removed from the game. If your account was banned, please read the following FAQ.”
Beegle lists several different reasons why players may find themselves booted, but reiterates that they “are taking a very hard stance on this issue and do have sophisticated processes and procedures in place that help [them] keep unwarranted banning to a minimum.”