Kripparian just got banned in GW2 by crafting and vendoring:
Do you really want to subject yourself to this kind of N a z i environment in a game? ArenaNet turns out to be way worse than Blizz.
Nice try, blizztard.
I quote directly from ArenaNet:
"Today we banned a number of players for exploiting Guild Wars 2. We take our community and the integrity of the game very seriously, and want to be clear that intentionally exploiting the game is unacceptable. The players we banned were certainly intentionally and repeatedly exploiting a bug in the game. We intended to send a very clear message that exploiting the game in this way will not be tolerated, and we believe this message now has been well understood.
We also believe and respect that people make mistakes. This is in fact the first example of a widespread exploit in the game. With this in mind, we are offering the members of our community who exploited the game a second chance to repair the damage that has been done.
Thus, just this once, we will offer to convert permanent bans to 72-hour suspensions. Should those involved want to accept this offer of reinstatement, contact us on our support website--support.guildwars2.com—and submit a ticket through the "Ask a Question" tab. Please use the subject heading of "Karma Weapons Exploit Appeal", then confirm in the body of your ticket that you will delete any items/currency that you gained from the exploit. You should submit only one ticket. Once you have done so, we will lower your ban to 72 hours, and following your re-activation we will check your account to make sure that you have honored your commitment. If that commitment is not honored, we will re-terminate the account.
This is a first and final warning. Moving forward, please make sure you that when you see an exploitable part of the game, you report it and do not attempt to benefit from it.
We look forward to seeing you in game,
Chris Whiteside- Lead Producer ArenaNet"
Kripparian was permanently banned. Not only was he among the exploiters, but he actively told his 'fan-base' to spam the sh#t out of ANet by way of 'protest'. Defs the best way to get your own way. I actually like Kripp but still, glad they're not playing favorites.
They actually PERMANENTLY BAN bots, racists etc. They don't just give them endless 3-hour/day suspensions *cough WoW*. Games such as WoW don't seem to like banning people permanently. Something to do with subscription fees or some outdated crap like that.
TL;DR - around 4k people on GW2 were permanently banned for exploiting a bug. There was a cheap weapon available for a hundredth of its intended price. They didn't just ban anyone who bought it, that'd be ridiculous. They banned people who bought (I quote) "100 or more". Now, look at me with a straight face and tell me that people who bought 100 or more of a weapon that cheap in order to sell/DE weren't aware they were exploiting a bug.