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Comic 365 - Fun is Banned

Posted on Wednesday, the 10th of July at 12:00 AM, 2019 in 2019

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DanVzare Wed, 10. Jul 12:00 AM, 2019 edit delete
Yes, this is happening.

Firstly, I know why Bethesda are banning people. They want to be able to sell stuff to you via microtransactions, and they can't do that if you're using exploits to get that stuff for free.

Secondly, I perfectly understand why people should get banned for this on games like World of Warcraft, which have a PVP system and actually fun gameplay with a lot of people playing.

Thirdly, I DO NOT understand why people are happy about this happening on Fallout 76. I mean... what? Barely anyone is playing the game! From what I've heard, the PVP is practically non-existent! And let's not forget, the only reason anyone likes any Bethesda game is because of the story, modding, cheats, bugs, and exploits. If you take away the story, modding and cheats, and ban anyone who uses exploits, then what are you left with?

Lastly, and this one is important. You buy a game... you play it how you want... and then you're told you can't play it anymore because you didn't play it the way they want. I mean, do they refund you when they ban you? Because that sounds illegal, especially for a game that could easily have a singleplayer mode and remain exactly the same. For something like World of Warcraft, where you don't buy the game, you just subscribe. This is perfectly reasonable. But for a game you buy... that doesn't sound right.
I mean, I'd understand being banned from an online component, therefore being locked out from a portion of the game. But the entire game... that you paid for... and the game isn't broken, they're just not allowing you to play it.
Just for a moment, imagine if they started randomly banning people to force people to re-buy the game so they could make more money. They could do that if this isn't illegal!
Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if EA has already done that on one of their games.

Well that's enough shouting from my soapbox for one day.


Geeky Meerkat Thu, 11. Jul 10:08 AM, 2019 edit delete reply
The funny thing is before they introduced the atomic shop or whatever they are calling it they had been claiming that at the start it would be Bethesda only servers at first, but after a few updates, they would let you have private servers.

Then information about the atomic shop came out, and people were all like, "We don't actually want that" but Bethesda was all like, "No no it's not what you think it is. It's this other thing" but then it turned out to be exactly what people thought it was.

Of course now with this stupid shop thing that nobody wanted in the first place outside of Bethesda, there will likely never be private servers unless someone does some SERIOUS modding and makes their own update for the game that lets them do private servers. Because of course, Bethesda isn't going to let people go to private servers where they can NOT buy stuff from their stupid store that only they wanted.