Got bored a couple weeks ago and was messing around Moon Guard’s Goldshire. I made a stupid low-level troll character to run around Goldshire with. One of the things I had in my Total RP profile was “selling pics/erp for gold” which I think is probably what got me.
The character profile was completely facetious and I was using it to poke fun at another girl who always sits in Goldshire and actually sells her pictures for real life money. I didn’t advertise, I didn’t actually give out anything to anyone — I did nothing of that nature. Again, it was just a troll profile. I don’t even roleplay.
Yes, some guy did run up to me and give me some gold. Of course, I didn’t actually engage in “erotic roleplay” with him or do anything. I just took the gold and didn’t think anything of it. Guys are tipping and simping for girls all day in Goldshire. A female character can literally just be dancing on the railing and someone will tip them a few thousand gold. Again, I thought nothing of it because this type of thing goes on all day here and has been for years. I was logged on to the character for maybe two hours or so before I got bored and left.
A week or so goes by and I receive an email notifying me of action against my account. An 8 month suspension for “disruptive gameplay.” I submitted an appeal and they respond to me with another generic and automated message about how they’ve “thoroughly investigated the evidence and the penalty will be upheld. This matter is now closed.” They won’t even tell me what exactly it is I did wrong. I’m trying to explain things to them but they refuse to even elaborate whatsoever because it’s a matter of “security and privacy.”
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Okay, I get it. Obviously this was a dumb thing to do and I fully expect to be mocked in some of the responses. That’s fine. But does anyone else think 8 months for a troll total RP profile is absolutely absurd? It’s not like I was advertising nudes in trade chat or something ridiculous like that. I’ve seen botters and hackers get shorter suspensions than this. 8 months just seems insane to me. There’s so many disgusting total RP profiles that are extremely vulgar and graphic. And these people have been around for years. I never would have imagined that I could be penalized like this for facetiously advertising in a Total RP profile. I am truly distraught over this.