VPN = Banned?
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While it's not against the rules, it is one of the things that the antibot software treats as a red flag. I'd assume all our friends from Chinese sweatshops are using them to hide their location.
I sympathise with not trusting your ISP, but I believe the game's traffic is encrypted, if memory serves, so if that's all you do, then at least you're not exposing much. You can always flick the VPN back on afterwards.
I'd appeal your VPN ban if you really weren't using a bot - you're not the first person I've seen complaining about such a thing. Post in Account Help, though, not here.
When your account is LOCKED due to a varying IP address, as stated on forums, and AS STATED WHEN YOU GET THE PROMPT WHEN ATTEMPTING TO LOGIN- your account has been locked due to suspicious activity, this means that your account has been presumed to have been compromised. This is what their changing IP detection is deticated to.
Let's look at complication instances such as mine, user(s) uses VPN, millions of people use VPN, user(s) gets account locked because their IP changed from original to placement IP, they cannot appeal the lock because they lost documentation that contained their E-mail and account dates and other very specific information, but they payed for membership, and they did not break rules, rules which were set up by Jagex officially to define as reasons to retract an account, now this was a lock and not a retraction, but they still cannot appeal the lock itself so it essentially was. Now they payed for a service and can no longer use it because they cannot appeal the lock. But Jagex will not refund them because they have a no refund policy for any membership used at all. Even for this. Change isn't going to come to you. Take control of your life.
11-Aug-2019 05:25:56 - Last edited on 11-Aug-2019 05:37:37 by Vandinite
Now you should understand why, although at face value your concern seems valid, on paper it is not and I am almost certain there are legal oversights in this and I'll be searching for it. Either way, they should be terribly shamed for this and have a lot more conversy about it.
Edits to make on the first comment that were restricted due to character limit; botting is detected by their servers directly via their botting detection system, which detects botting through in-game variables like movement and other player behavior that expresses scripts being used - and in a very efficient way for RS3's case, IP bans as ineffective as it is now would barely be their concern even if people wouldn't just use another out of thousands of IP'S on a new account. Though again I'm sure they do still take that extra effort and IP ban them. Just that it isn't IP detection is solely used for, nor mainly at all, IP bans are such a small aspect comparative to compromised account detection Change isn't going to come to you. Take control of your life.
11-Aug-2019 05:29:01 - Last edited on 11-Aug-2019 05:41:51 by Vandinite
And finally, you just can't victim blame and make sense. There's just no credibility to it. You're simply attempting to bend a situation to benefit the entity harming or doing something bad to the person's, etc. And that just doesn't make sense. The only one to blame was Jagex for falsely detecting something, and people have been seen to not be able to recover their accounts. It is a form of theft. They should state using a VPN is against the rules if you and they think otherwise. Simple.
(IP detection is also dedicated to account sharing) Change isn't going to come to you. Take control of your life.
11-Aug-2019 05:57:52 - Last edited on 11-Aug-2019 06:17:58 by Vandinite
11-Aug-2019 06:08:23 - Last edited on 11-Aug-2019 06:11:28 by Vandinite
I was being polite in my response to your other thread, because I recognised you were just upset and needed to be directed to where you can best get help for your issue, but you've had that from multiple people now, so clearly you're just an idiot.
I have little patience for sophistry these days because it doesn't impress me, so to put it in plain facts for you and anyone else who might find this thread in the future before it ages out - use of VPNs can, and sometimes does, result in your access to your account being lost, either temporarily or permanently. As might have happened to OP if they had opted to go ahead and use a VPN, and as did happen to you, for actually using one. It doesn't matter if it should happen or if it's reasonable - the fact is that it does, and that's all that matters at the end of the day.
It's simply not a good idea to use one. It doesn't become a problem for everyone, but it does happen to some people. And if it does happen to someone, sometimes there's not a damn thing that they can do about it, except spam the Tech Support board, apparently.
11-Aug-2019 10:05:35 - Last edited on 11-Aug-2019 10:26:51 by Moneybucks
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