I’ve been banned 4 times in my GoW experience, 3 of which were false and every one of then happened within the same 3 months of each other because the people falsely ban people and get away with it and it’s getting out of control.
The first time I was banned was for singing twinkle twinkle little star, which for those who didn’t know, twink in censored in global, but only in America for some reason, so I said about a dozen censored words in the chat and someone reported me and I got banned. This is how I realized that the report system was run by bots and not looked at manually by humans. singing twinkle twinkle little star was clearly an innocent thing and if looked at by a human i would not have been banned for.
The second ban I got just 9 hours after the first one, it was for using an alt to continue to start trouble. At the time I didn’t have any alts whatsoever, so I got banned because some idiot thought I had an alt and reported it as if it was me, and I was furious because my ban was now 10 days long instead of 2 and I hadn’t done anything wrong. I later made a ban appeal and about a week later Kafka emailed me and did appeal my ban because there was no evidence to prove that I did anything wrong she said in the email, which just proves that none of this would have happened if the report system was manually looked at in the first place or at least had competent bots to run it.
My 3rd ban was a genuine ban and I did learn my lesson, I’m not trying to hide that, I did deserve a ban that time, so I won’t go into detail.
However, my 4th ban really ticked me off the edge and is why I’m writing this forums post to begin with, I was just sitting on the main kingdom screen in a party chat (I’m on ps4) and all of a sudden I get disconnected from chat. This happened quite often so I just tried to reconnect and it said that I was banned for being… hmm… “homophobic?!” I have not said anything like this in the sort. The thing is though, the only time I had been in chat all day was to trade honors, twice. I’ve really been watching my mouth after my 3rd actually genuine ban and tried my hardest not to be a ‘bad person’ even in the eyes of even the most sensitive people and here I am just getting randomly banned for no reason. I closed the application thinking it was a glitch and I was still banned, this irritated me.
After all this I can indefinitely say that the report system is run by bots who don’t don’t any fact checking and that I can just report anyone and get them banned for no reason. The bots that run reports need to be overlooked and fixed so problems like this don’t happen again, or even just make the reports be looked at manually because humans are by far the best at determining if something is malicious or innocent or just plain false.
Has anyone else had problems with false bans like this? Do you agree with me that they need to fix this false ban problem? please @Saltypatra and @Kafka push this forward to the developers so I and everyone else doesn’t get falsely banned again. This is really starting to irritate me and I’ve been in global since 2016 when I started and it’s always been one of my favorite parts of the game and I really don’t want to be pushed away from it.