Anjon's forum posts

#1 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -

Okay, hold on, I think my tone is getting lost here. Let me bring it down to Earth for a bit. I'm not on any kind of crusade and I'm not going to threaten anyone with lawsuits if that's what you're thinking. I'm not going to try and take Microsoft to court or anything if they refuse to unban me. I'll just be really sad about it. I just think this whole situation is really uncool and I've heard a lot of bad stories about people never getting unbanned, so I wanted a little reassurance and advice. Yeah, I'm going to do as much as I can to get the ban lifted, but I not raging over it. Just disheartened. That being said, the advice you guys have been giving me has all been extremely helpful. Really appreciate it. I just don't want you guys to think I'm going to turn this into a Kotaku article or something.

@handlas said:

@Nightriff said:

@Anjon: You seem to have a lot of issues with games..... suspicious....

Yesss... that's a little strange to have problems with both Sony and MS over games. Red flag?

Well, I actually love TTT2, despite its flaws on the 360. I didn't think this glitch would be a big deal. In fact, I feel kind of bad because I told others that they probably wouldn't get banned for it, since it wasn't something done illegally. On PSN, I was just under the impression that a game that didn't work (Third Strike Online in my case) should probably be eligible for a refund. But hey, apparently they're working on a really late patch to fix all the jank in that game, so maybe I will have the last laugh after all.
#2 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -
@MB: I'm not going to pretend that I'm entitled to the service Microsoft or any other game company provides me. I'm very well aware that at any moment, without warning, they can pull the rug out from under me and there's nothing I can do about it. Hell, it's the reason I don't use PSN anymore. I purchased a game from PSN that was very clearly broken on my console, spoke to a customer service rep that said they'd give me a refund within the hour, then got contacted by another customer service rep that said the previous rep was crazy and that I wouldn't be getting that refund.
That doesn't mean I shouldn't fight, right? If I just do nothing, then nothing gets done, but if I do something, then something might get done. That's the way I see it anyway. There's no harm in trying. I might not get this ban overturned, but I'll damn sure try. And if I fail, I'll at least make sure that someone at Microsoft feels really shitty about it.
#3 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -

@handlas: Yup, I went through the whole forum business, which is pretty damn convoluted, because being banned from Xbox Live also means being banned from the forum, an issue that they openly admit. They straight up tell you that you need to create a new account in order to access the forum and ask about your banned one. Except that message is posted in the forum, so I had to make a new account to even see it. Still, I'm trying to keep a cool head here. Haven't received a response yet either. I'll probably call back tomorrow and see if there's anyone else would can help me.
@Snail: I was actually of the same mindset. I thought it was dumb to pay for the service Xbox Live was providing when PSN was just as good, and also free. Unfortunately, I ended up with some PSN horror stories of my own which sent me back to Xbox Live. Really though, I think it's the player base that makes Live the dominant force in America. I have a whole lot more friends on Xbox Live than I do on PSN.

@Napalm: I also seek reimbursement when the internet goes down. Time is money, literally. (Almost joking). Seriously though, I've always had kind of a phobia of companies ripping me off and getting away with it. I think I got it from my dad. Now I always have to "stand up for my rights" when I think I'm being slighted. On the reverse, I think most gamers are too lax with defending their rights.

#4 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -
I was joking for the most part, though I did express my concerns to them. I don't think I was too aggressive in my email, though I did try to speak as a normal human would in order to get a human response (most of the replies on the forum are canned responses).
It's awesome that you were able to get a response from PSN (eventually). I'm hoping I could just get a hold of someone on the phone and explain myself. Unfortunately, Xbox Live conduct enforcement doesn't seem to have a customer service center. I tried calling earlier and they just referred me to the forum. They directly said that they have no customer service reps to help in my situation, but I'm sure there's someone I can talk to who knows what's going on.
Without creating a huge game-specific discussion here, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has a potentially game-breaking bug where corrupted save data will reset to a previous or new auto-save and enable all of the game's DLC in the process, because Namco decided it'd be real cool to hide the unlock code for the DLC in the save data or something (I'm guessing at some point in development the DLC was just normal unlockable content). I have no mods or hacks in my 360, nor have I ever used them, yet I encountered the bug and ended up with the DLC, and now I'm banned for "Abusing exploits and/or glitches". As far as I can tell, this problem only happens on the 360. It's kind of sad because the 360 version of the game already has a host of issues making it kind of inferior, and now this happens.
#5 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -

Due to a misunderstanding on Microsoft's part (mistaking a game-breaking bug for hacking), I've been banned from Xbox Live. Of course, since I haven't done anything wrong, and since I don't like the idea of companies having the right to essentially steal from innocent customers, I'm going to fight to get unbanned and possibly reimbursed my time lost. What are the odds that I'll actually win this fight, though? Is this some David vs Goliath situation where I'll need the power of God to help me out, or are Microsoft actually pretty understanding dudes who'll totally hear me out and recognize their mistake? I've never heard of anyone actually getting a ban revoked before, but Microsoft is run by humans, right? Compassionate human beings with real, living, beating hearts... right?

#6 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -

I was suspicious of that game's release around the same time they started talking about making a Dreamcast version (which was also canceled, whodathunkit?). At any case, they've waited too long. Better fighting games have come out in Skullgirls, Persona 4 Arena, and TTT2, and a better cheesecake fighting game had come out in Dead or Alive 5. They should just release it on steam where it could at least have a chance to survive as a novelty PC fighting game (and dirty mod haven).

#7 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -

Fffffffff-- Think I added my info in the wrong spot, or I have OCD. Anyway, added my name to the bottom of the list. 
@BigMike said:

I'm rejecting all other offers and saving myself for the GB team!

So romantic.
#8 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -

Hope I'm not too late to sign up. Just added my info to the spreadsheet.

#9 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -

For the first time since 1996, Nintendo has made me somewhat hype for a console. Though, I guess that's more of a testament to my love for Bayonetta than any loyalty to Nintendo. Fortunately, I doubt Bayonetta 2 is going to come out anytime soon, so I'll probably be able to catch it at the first price drop.

#10 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) -
@ashbash: So far, there's no evidence that anyone lied about anything. Chances are it's just a mutual misunderstanding, as these things tend to be. 
On a slightly unrelated note, I would probably be more upset if not for the fact that the game that's supposed to be copied has shown no signs of ever actually coming out, which makes me want to support Papa Quash if it can actually get the supposedly amazing experience of Johann Sebastian Joust into the real hands of real consumers before the Mayans detonate the Large Hadron Collider this December.