Sev3nt - metacomms

SS14 account: Sev3nt
Character name: Erik Straub or Viktor Lantz
Type of Ban: game ban
Date of Ban and Duration: 06/08/2020 - perma
Reason for Ban: Metacomms with Machh.
Server you were playing on when banned: Lizard
Your side of the story: We’re new so we played together on discord following common sense rules, i didn’t think talking on discord was such a serious problem especially when we weren’t doing any combat jobs
Why you think you should be unbanned: My actions had no negative impact on anyone else’s experience, I communicated and roleplayed with other’s as normal and I am prepared to follow the rules more closely if I’m unbanned.
Anything else we should know: No

Hey Sev3nt/Machh,

I have reviewed the circumstances of your ban. I primarily take issue with your dismissiveness as to the advantage that communicating outside the game gives, both in admin-help and within your appeals. Outside communication, while maybe not directly impacting the round, cannot be policed by our administration and cannot be allowed under any circumstances. There is no way for us to know if you are passing critical information about in-round events between one another, and there is an inherent propensity for those meta-communicating to do so routinely and without the input from other players around them. This can block other players around you out of your conversations and deprive them of information they would otherwise normally be able to hear and allows players metacomming an increased degree of coordination, giving them an inherent advantage.

Our staff will only accept these appeals if you understand that metacommunication is strictly forbidden and any further instances of metacommunication will be met with a voucher ban.

Seeing that it has been a week with no reply from either of you while these appeals have been open, I am going to close and deny these appeals. You are both welcome to create a new appeal so as long as you understand that metacommunication will not be tolerated in any capacity.

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