“Final Fantasy XIV” bans paid dungeons

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Massively Multiplayer Online Title (MMO) Final Fantasy XIV has banned player-directed advertisements in the game that provide other players with assistance in clearing content.

The update was announced on the official community website Magnet, which states that “It is prohibited to advertise using the group finder to offer assistance with completing tasks or obtaining items (to help people clear content from a raid or to obtain items by making them join your party). A sanction will be pronounced if the act has been confirmed. This was also added to the list of prohibited behaviors also.

Interestingly, this does not prevent players from asking for in-game help, as the non-violation examples given include the question “I am new, can someone help me?” to clarify [duty]? “and” help me clarify [duty] and I’ll pay you 1 million gil!

Along with this, the advertising of real money trading services (RMT) was also banned in the game, as well as the creation of recruiting lists in incorrect categories in the party search engine.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker. Credit: Square Enix

The reason for this change to the RMT sale is that “a lot of these listings directed users to external websites, which meant that a thorough process was required to substantiate claims of RMT activity. This meant that these fraudulent ads were regularly seen on a daily basis, a situation that has persisted until now. “

Other actions within the group finder that do not “recruit members to participate in the content” and do not fit the intended category will also be prohibited. With the statement adding that Square Enix will remove party search activity and impose a penalty if they are attempts to disguise RMT activity.

These types of RMT offers also appeared under the “roulette of duty” category, which meant that these offers were important when opening the group finder menu, making the issue a “major obstacle during normal play”.

In addition, the difference between “harassment” and “inappropriate follow-up” has been adjusted in Final Fantasy XIV, the latter being differentiated as “the act of following incorrectly is limited to when one player follows another in a particular location”, while stalking involves following the player to different locations.

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