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ban the cheaters but banning for cfw is unfair
They are well within their right to ban for running cfw, as it says so right in the TOA. I agree that they should go after the cheaters only, but any unauthorized software running on your system is a violation of the terms and could result in a ban. It's the risk of running cfw.
Originally Posted by fahadsul3man
I rang Sony yesterday afternoon and asked them for their reasoning behind the ban...they said I had one 'note' on the account, one word which read 'exploitation.'
And they said they would be back in touch.
So today, they rang me back and said that the account and console were permanently banned forever, and said this was due to...
'unauthorised firmware revision and circumvention techniques.'
Goodbye 5 year old account
If what you say is true and you weren't banned for cheating, I guess they haven't banned everyone because they are making an example out of some people to try and get others on OFW or something.
Originally Posted by Elmo111
I have to ask you this. Did you run a pirated version of the game? (Don't lie)
The "New Generation" of gamers that I am referring to is the gamers who's first console was a Ps3 not really the "actual age"
I haven't lied up to now so I shall continue not to...
Ofcourse I ran a pirated version of the game haha!
I'm annoyed about both the loss of the console and loss of the account, the fact that it is a first gen 60gb model still running flawlessly...
Well that's why you got banned plain and simple. There is no way around this or a way to justify. People were warned beforehand before the ban wave and nobody listened...
Your console is perma banned now so just cut your losses. You knew what you were doing so I can have no sympathy for you.
You still got a working CFW unit so just enjoy that
This whole thing of "I was banned but didn't do anything wrong - I was only on CFW" is questionable at best. I'm on CFW. I'm online. I played Black Ops II almost 2 weeks before release date. I played Black Ops II online at least a week before release date.
There's more to this than what people are admitting to
Exactly that is my point. It's like you cant really expect people to feel sorry for someone who were playing a pirated game online then getting banned for it. It's like you knew the risks.
It's like a bank robber telling his interrogator why is he in jail he was just robbing a bank he don't see anything wrong with that
Same Logic People
I don't think it has anything to do with the pirated version.
Originally Posted by Goku1992
I doubt Sony can make the difference between the version floating on the internet and the ones in store (except if the build was different).
Because the one on the internet is most likely a retail version ripped.
Peoples are just caught cheating or using other exploits to give themselves unfair advantages.
This is how I see things.
Even if you did go and buy Black Ops 2 to play it on your CFW, just by ripping it from its BluRay you would make it a pirated version (you are breaking the Bluray protection, therefor you are "pirating").
There is just a small step between legal and illegal my friend.
The way Sony sees it : you HAVE TO be on OFW, and you HAVE TO play your game FROM IT'S BLURAY, then you are legit.
You, using a CFW, even though you bought your game, doesn't make you more "legit" than CFW users using copies.
Because you are basically doing the same.
You are using a non official FW on your console, you are also an "outlaw" for them. Buying your games won't keep you from getting banned in the near future, you will eventually get banned if Sony sees fit.