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Samora Kiba

Samora Kiba

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Bans are not chained by default, otherwise 1 person in a household could get all their siblings banned by botting on 1 account. Only accounts caught breaking the rules will be banned. If you for example RWT on 1 account and trade it to your alt, you can expect both accounts to get a RWT offence added.

Can you get multiple blackmarks? Yes, it's possible, but tends to get picked up very quicky and fixed.

It's very possible to get a permanent ban without receiving a temp ban first, in fact it's safest to assume Jagex will go straight to perm ban. Only 2% of all bans are temporary bans.

Serious rulebreaking would be anything that causes a permanent mute, temp ban or perm ban. If you are wondering about the exact difference between a temp ban and a perm ban, that information is classified :D

You know, reading through these questions, one might wonder whether you're tempted to try out something silly on your account.
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12-Apr-2019 19:19:30

Samora Kiba

Samora Kiba

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To answer a few questions here:

Bans tend to get issued in waves. They might be set to take effect when the player tries to log in, which would be the reason why you were hit with a ban as you logged in for treasure hunter.

Skod is right, auto-typing is against the rules, you can find this back in the Runescape Rules under Macroing and third-party software:
Software that can be used to gain an unfair advantage in our games may not be used. This includes automation tools, macros, bots, auto-typers, and tools that circumvent any of our mechanisms designed to automatically log out inactive users.

iCue on the background doesn't cause macroing bans, neither does your Steam controller. What could cause the bans though would be something that all accounts would have in common. An example that comes to mind is players using a botting client to play legitimately. Use of a bot client, even without using an actual bot, can still result in perm bans. Other options are hijacks (unlikely), macro's in your setup (keyboard, mouse, whatever you used back then) or simply...botting.
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15-Apr-2019 12:15:38

Samora Kiba

Samora Kiba

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I recently spent 2 hours talking to someone who received a ban for use of an auto-typer. Players do get banned for it, you just usually see it back on social media as 'OMG I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING AND GOT BANNED OMG'. It tends to take quite some questions before use of auto-typers is admitted, if it's ever admitted at all.

I'm quite sure about steam controllers, because I flagged it several years ago and asked for it to be checked. They can tell the difference. As with all gaming tools though: take extra care with the gaming equipment tools, they must not generate input, move the cursor to a programmed coordinate in the screen upon keypress or break mousekey policy in any other way.
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15-Apr-2019 13:41:24 - Last edited on 15-Apr-2019 13:43:13 by Samora Kiba

Samora Kiba

Samora Kiba

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How are accounts linked to allow chain bans?
That'd be classified.

Why isn't there any explanation or set of rules into banning multiple accounts at once from same player?
There is, see the terms and conditions, point 12:
If, acting reasonably, we consider that:

our terms and conditions or any Jagex Product rules - have or may have been breached;
there has been fraudulent, unlawful or abusive activity; or
it is necessary in order to prevent or stop any harm or damage to us, to any Jagex Product, to other players or the general public
We may at any time: (i) Stop (as defined above) any or all accounts for Jagex Products;


Why does the accounts have blackmarks if the ban was chained from other account?
Accounts caught rulebreaking will get an offence added. Accounts that did not break the rules will not.

Could Steam Idle Master cause any false detections?
If it didn't interact with the game, then no. If it did, and it exceed windows mousekeys, it could very well be the cause without being a false positive.

To be honest I don't think you're going to get much further here - the answers you are looking for are in the realm of information that is classified to protect Botwatch. I have stated about everything that I am allowed to say regarding this. I'm afraid you will have to accept those bans.
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16-Apr-2019 00:38:45

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