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#1 Posted by Calitar (112 posts) -

So I just downloaded the beta and of course I went straight to the Giant Bomb Official Classic. I played for about 15 minutes (with only one other person in there with me) and I was starting to write a chat message about how bad I am at the game when out of the blue I get a message saying that I had been banned from the server. When I try to join now I get a message that I can't join because my IP has been banned.

Now to be clear, I had not said anything in the chat at that point, my username was not offensive (same one I use here and everywhere else), and I was using the default car/horn (and I wasn't honking at all). The only "behavior" that they could have had a problem with was that I am really bad at the game. Of the three tracks I played, I only finished one. Also I wasn't really paying attention to the chat so if there was a warning there I didn't see it.

Has this sort of thing happened to anyone else here and do I have any recourse to dispute that ban or at least find out why I was banned? Also do any of you have any other ideas for why I might have been banned? I've never been banned from anything before and to be banned so seemingly randomly is especially upsetting.

#2 Posted by Aegon (6602 posts) -

Maybe someone was having a bad day and decided to be mean?

#3 Edited by dudeglove (9054 posts) -

Fuck Ryan Davis

#4 Posted by Karsh (164 posts) -

Trackmania has an auto-ban system that triggers when your times don't sync up with the server's times. It's very unstable sometimes. It happens.

Unbanned.

#5 Posted by Calitar (112 posts) -

@karsh said:

Trackmania has an auto-ban system that triggers when your times don't sync up with the server's times. It's very unstable sometimes. It happens.

Unbanned.

Thank you very much.

#6 Edited by MattyFTM (14589 posts) -

<p>There are automatic bans for stuff. I got banned from unofficial classic for "time inconsistencies" or something like that. My internet connection sucks, so presumably my times weren't being reported to the server correctly and it assumed I was cheating. I just contacted Karsh via the forum thread about the servers and he unbanned me.</p><p>So yeah, contact Karsh in the other thread and he'll sort it out. There is no need for an extra, melodramatic thread about this.</p>

Edit: seems I was a bit late with this. Oh well. Everything's sorted now anyways.

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