So everyone seems to love Mercs more than Powertechs and recommends them most of the time. What's the situation on Powertechs atm that makes them so bad/not efficient enough? I'd love to know if there is actually a reason or if people just don't prefer them. Haven't seen that many Powertechs/Vanguards around to know for myself.
They just don't blow shit up like Mercs do
1) How can you (referring to "the internet") expect Bioware to know every meme and/or dumb joke. You cannot
2)Bioware has been policing their forums since launch and have been calling people out for lying and making false accusations.
3) Companies have to rely on some form of trust when you make an account and give your name, age, gender, etc.. If you give that information and then make a statement that would go against the information that has already been given AND it goes against their user agreement/TOS what else are they to do.
4) Permanent bans are only permanent if you cannot make a case. If this guy follows instructions and follows through he should get his account unbanned.
Just for the sake of proof that you do agree to this when you make an account.
Dumb meme or not, you don't perma over crap like that. especially when you allready payed for it.
Lego, normally I'd agree that forum bans should not effect your game but this is an entirely different issue and more about legal obligations then general trolling/stupidity.
GRANTED IT IS A STUPID MEME AND IN THIS SITUATION HE SHOULD BE UNBANNED
Why post memes on official forums to begin with even?
Kinda makes him look 12 either way is all I'm saying.
No I completely get that, I've been saying all along he can be unbanned. What I am trying to say is that they made the right choice here.
Until there is proof of his age all EA has to go on is the age that was given when he made the account and the statement he made. So as it stands EA should consider the person behind the account to be 12.
"Bla bla, insert children protection law here*
*does not apply to online memes"
It's also stupid to assume everyone in Bioware/EA knows about all the fuckretarded memes out there.
I also think the single fact he used such a retarded meme that only a 12 years old would actually use, gives accurate proof that he is 12 or under.
Or that he might aswell be and be treated like one.
> Or he used paypal and lied about his age there also
> Or he etc...
I doubt a forum mod has access to that type of information and it is not his job to vet every post and decision before making an action.
Here is what probably happened:
Lonely mod out patrolling the scum of the web which is the forums when all of a sudden he sees a statement sticking out like a sore thumb so he decides to take a closer look. Upon further investigation he notices that a statement was made about ones age and there is no indication of sarcasm or humor. Now this lonely mod has two options;
1) Continue to investigate issue wasting countless minutes wondering if this is actually a statement or a meme, in which this can be both or
2) Do his job and ban the user because the statement directly falls under laws and EA TOS putting the responsibility of verifying the true age of the user on the user himself and the customer support team.
Not to mention the fact, as I've said VERY NOT LONG AGO, pretty sure internet memes does not apply to laws and that kind of stuff, seems you forgot to read that fact.
All you really need to know is what I wrote in my earlier post and that laws and the like does not take memes into account, it was his fault if he decided to write that, meme or not.
Why do you make a point on everything I say except the most important one that explains everything you should know on the current subject?
I wonder if someone on the forums goes on and says "I'm only 1 years old, dont make fun of me" or something, they will ban them.
Knowing that 1 year olds most likely wont be able to write, let alone type that.
The helmet I have modifies my voice and it makes the male Bounty Hunter sound like Cowboy bepop
And there is no law stating that children under 13 cannot play T games. Only limit on game ratings is rated M. So any age limit a T game places is not law, it is the makers choice.
And the law also is that children under 13 can register to stuff with parents permission, whether it be through email confirmation or just letting them on in saying they got permission.
Read this, carefully. Read it entirely. Here's a hint, it's in a quote. Sure, might not be a national law, but it's Bioware's TOS in SWTOR and it's the guy's fault for implying he was 12, meme or not.
Memes are stupid as shit, they shouldn't ever circumvent a Law or a TOS and even if the guy in question is 80 years old, I think it's fine he got banned.
If he wants to get unbanned all he has to do is appeal the case, shouldn't be too hard if he's actually above 13.
The fact that they're actually involved in their own community is a good thing, if anything stupid Memes should be bannable, let's just tell them to add that their TOS so that guys like you stop complaining.
I have seen the "i am 12 what is this" card pulled on facepunch before and nothing happened except a rain of boxes. Should the person that said that get permabanned?
Hint: The answer is No
EA gathers information on it's users, that is a known fact. It is illegal to do so if the person is under the age of 13 and without parental consent. So if someone post "I'm 12 and what is this" and EA does nothing but some lawyer sees this and figures he can turn a buck he might pursue it and if the person is actually 12 he has a case which could cost EA millions.
edit: You know what, fuck it. You clearly do not understand something and I am getting bored of this back and forth which will end with you still being ignorant to the situation and legal obligations.
I'm talking about the SWTOR Forum, why do you bring Facepunch into your argument, I don't even know.
I'll just ignore what you say from now on, if you're so hell bent on believing your own opinion (Which I have nothing against, everyone is entitled to believing in their own opinion).
I am saying that if people on facepunch and other sites (I saw someone use it on 4chan and that requires you to be 18+) And not a single permaban/very long ban was dealt.
1. Anyone of any age can play games rated T.
2. Anyone under the age of 13 can register for any site with permission of parents
AND terms of service =/= law. I have heard of some dumbass sues and not a single one was because someone broke TOS and the maker ignored it.
I didn't post it guys, I found it on /v/