Aion Bans Many, Many, Many Players

When NCSoft swing the hammer, they do so with gleeful abandon: earlier today, as Aion's servers came back to life after an unscheduled reboot, over 16,000 players found themselves banned from the popular MMO.

And that's not even 16,000 globally. It's just from the game's American and European servers. Causes for the bannings range from the use of bots to gold farming to spamming advertisements to other players. NCSoft's Community Manager, Andrew Beegle, says "We are taking a very hard stance on this issue", and if anyone tries to cry "innocent", adds they "have sophisticated processes and procedures in place that help us keep unwarranted banning to a minimum".

Oh, if only the internet let us see literal rivers of blood.

Massive Ban Across All NA/EU Servers [Aion]


    Botting in Aion was getting beyond a joke. I've played a few MMOs in my time, and I've never seen botting/gold spam anywhere near as bad as it is in Aion.

    You literally cannot go anywhere without being spammed by a gold seller, whether it be via whispers, global chat channels, or even ingame mail, they have a foothold on the game.

    You only need to stand on a main road of any given zone to see wave after wave of bots pathing to their bot leveling locations.

    16,000 may seem like a lot, but they have a long way to go to make the experience spam/bot free.

    Moments ago, NCSOFT posted a new video on the official Aion website demonstrating the "vision" of Aion's future.

    The video hinted that the graphics engine was going to get an overhaul, and that they were going to implement player housing, and not only give players the ability to swim, but even host some quest hubs underwater.

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