Warning on SWTOR Bans

What will get you banned from SWTOR? That’s a great question as we ease into the pre-launch and the eventual December 20th launch of the game.

Some players are finding out that the ban-hammer just might be more sensitive than we thought.
It seems that there are some things that are auto-flagged as bannable offenses and many of them are integrated into the chat.

This user on Reddit warns other players that the ban-o-meter is pretty sensitive in SWTOR right now (which might not be a bad thing, really):

“i was having a conversation in hutta about Aion, and the terrible time we had with RMT and botters. I said (and got an email verifying it) “i just hope we don’t see aion-style spammers ala ‘W W W . B U Y T H I S’ its annoying!”
got an email saying I was permabanned for “Harassment – Advertising (mass or malicious)”
post on forums, tried calling support, tried email support. nothing (and this happened tuesday morning).
no help. finally cancelled my order before it was charged, going to reorder when the funds hit in 24 hours.
fair warning to other people, be extra careful when chatting. it was obviously a mistake (i’d rather have an overprotective bot/rmt guard, then a nonworking one like aion) and would get corrected, but the support is being hammered right now.
be careful, see you in a week!
edit: will add my update here – finally contacted support. gave me a free month but could only make the ban a week-long one instead of permab&. thanks for all the nice comments! :D”

So while it seems that BioWare did rectify the situation with this players, it took some time and with customer service back up to the limits this week, it might be a good idea to avoid anything that might accidentally trip the meters. Be careful of your chat and just spend some time enjoying the game!

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.