Even though I recently got my account back, I was given a strange 18-20 day ban. The Xbox tells me nothing and that an email will be sent to the main account's address. I was frustrated seeing as I just bought a 1 month for it due to being tight on cash, and quite confused at first.
I had a snippet of code from a Half-life 2 EP2 mod, we are talking simple C++ code, a friend on Live was asking how to put a certain effect in for when an NPC is shot in the head, it will display a particle effect (like text popping up saying CRIT! for critical hits in Team Fortress 2), you get the idea.
It was such a small snippet that I could fit it in the Bio, instead of sending it in a message or getting his IM, just because I thought it would look cool. ( i secretly knew it wouldn't :-))
Anyway, needless to say it stayed as my Bio for around 2 weeks when I get that ban message....
Email says that I violated the Code of Conduct somehow, it then goes on to display my Bio as the culprit, the C++ coding... amazing. I try to get in contact over the phone but already feel hopeless even before dialing for that damn number again in my lifetime. I hope its the last.
It went nowhere. Basically, they say the ban was just.
This is not the first time to happen. Not even the second.......... But it is the third! So that's good!.... No. I lied, it is nowhere near fucking adequate!case HITGROUP_HEAD:
subInfo.ScaleDamage( GetHitgroupDamageMultiplier(ptr->hitgroup, info) );
DispatchParticleEffect( "crit_text", GetAbsOrigin(), GetAbsAngles() );
if( bDebug ) DevMsg("Hit Location: Head\n");
1st time was for a month with no explanation! I will never forget that. I swear it was because of playing Halo 3 so much back then... but there is no way any number of file complaints & bad reputation could cause that... Right? People filed complaints in armies back then, only reason I knew is because I would get constantly asked by "XBL friends" to do it, fuck no. How old are these people mentally? They are fucking morons.
I just hate this most recent one, because Microsoft are so cold hearted that even someone like me with 8 years on their XBL account still get treated with no respect, not that I really expected that in the first place... but wtf? No 2 months worth of XBL to give me back? Not to mention getting it repaired took 2 months of service and they gave me a 1 month card plastered on top of it.... ummm.. a little light on the 1 month cards don't you think? Fuck, it would cost them nothing to satisfy a long time customer, but they just dick me around!
/Rage /Anger /Sadness /AssholePersona