Misplaced Ark has been within the highlight not too long ago for his or her radical bot ban wave that has seen greater than two-thirds of the lively gamers dropping entry to their accounts. Although it appeared like an excellent factor to start with, with many of the bots having been faraway from the servers perpetually, the banning strategies appear to have affected regular gamers as properly.
It’s regular for gamers to cease enjoying a recreation for some time and are available again later. Nonetheless, plainly Amazon Video games is unintentionally figuring out this as suspicious conduct. Within the final two days, greater than a thousand gamers have left destructive evaluations on Misplaced Ark’s Steam web page, revealing that they’ve been banned for inactivity. A lot of the gamers appear to have stopped enjoying across the launch date.
Smilegate, Misplaced Ark’s developer staff, has additionally released a statement on their discussion board, stating that they’ve found out what precipitated this current ban wave and that they’re actively attempting to reverse its results. Of their phrases:
“Following a current wave of bot bans, we’ve seen a rise in ban appeals from gamers who’ve been incorrectly impacted by these bans. Now we have decided the error that triggered these false bans, and are actively engaged on reversing them for all affected legit gamers no matter whether or not a assist ticket (…) has been filed.”
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What at first gave the impression to be a good way of fixing the bot concern has ended up being detrimental to the precise participant base. When the lively participant rely first went from 300k to 100k, followers have been very excited that no extra bots have been ruining the sport. Now, with 1000’s of gamers discovering themselves banned from a recreation they aren’t even enjoying, no one is aware of what to anticipate subsequent. On the very least, Smilegate will probably be restoring all incorrectly banned accounts.