Question about IP banning! (in General)

QBOddBird September 13 2005 12:21 PM EDT

O.K., I've noticed that (whether the claims were true or not) 'ole wotsisface over there got banned and said it was because he and a coworker both played from the same network. I trust the admins' judgement in these matters, that isn't what I'm concerned about - what concerns me is that I sometimes play from the college (where I am now). I've invited people here to play CB, and at least one I know has played or is playing (if he was in here now, I'd ask him if he still played, but he isn't, and I can't) - Should I stop inviting people here to play CB?? I love this game and I want others to play it as well, but I don't want to risk my account...and if someone else plays from the college, will I be banned because part of the time I play from here? I play from 3 different IPs, my house, the college, and my best friend's house. Is there a home IP for my account so that the admins checking can know that I created my account from a different computer than another user? What if someone multis on the college's computer, will my account be flagged as one of their multis and banned as well? I'm just a little concerned about this, and would at *least* like to know if there's a home IP type thing so they can know that I created my account from another computer, rather than the computer at the college.

Thanks in advance.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] September 13 2005 12:24 PM EDT

the most important thing is make sure there are no illegitimate transfers, the second stuff starts moving between accounts that share an ip, people start crying multi.

QBOddBird September 13 2005 12:28 PM EDT

there are further questions that need to be answered. Also, does that mean I'm disallowed from helping out anyone here that joins because of me? I'd like to do so...when Pyro got fined, he was in the negative. I know him in real life, and I helped him out a little and sent him some money. Granted, we are on different IPs, and that was a different scenario, but suppose I wanted to help out a buddy at the college? Tats are all but necessary, what if I send him a LFF to help him out or something? I understand if I randomly sent a MH to someone on the same IP, that would flag me instantaneously, but what about helping? Also, what if someone else multis or does something wrong on the same IP as me? Would you IP ban, knowing how that would affect me and all the others who play at the college?

I take back what I said earlier. This doesn't concern me slightly. It concerns me greatly.

Undertow September 13 2005 12:55 PM EDT

Real simple:


No giving, at all, to people on the same IP.

Now, when they ban, it's usually not an IP ban, it's an account ban. But IP bans are possible.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 13 2005 1:28 PM EDT

That's OK man. I'm helping my mate who's started playing on the same IP as me. I know I can't do any 1 sided transfers, so he's buying all this stuff and some CB2 cash off me for GBP.


AdminShade September 13 2005 2:11 PM EDT

In addition to the no one sided transfers per IP, no transfers between 2 accounts on 1 IP address should be allowed.

QBOddBird September 13 2005 3:32 PM EDT

Aw, man. So I can't trade anything at all? Like selling something for an amount to them? Just curious. Fact is, if I can get someone else to play with me that I know, I like the idea of being able to trade back and forth with them and everything....

But whatever the rules are, are what I'll abide by.

AdminShade September 13 2005 4:11 PM EDT

if you deal with other people that also play on your IP address then people cant be sure you aren't charging them 'friend prices' which wouldnt be too fair.

best is for them to deal with other people, they can however get information from you ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 13 2005 6:33 PM EDT

But, come on. I charge 'Friend Prices' to people here I like and consider friends.

Hell, I've even given away stuff....

And that's not allowed because it's one sided?

But it's ok, because they are on seperate IPs?

So I play on NTL and my 'brother' still living at home (Where I pop round most mights as it's just down the road and I drop my dad off every night from work) uses a different ISP.

That's cool right?

But if my Dad changes to NTL, it wouldn't be alright?

Barron [CB2BANK Investors Club] September 13 2005 6:40 PM EDT

I guess that's the rule GL. It looks like no amount of explaining will suffice if the axe comes down. The answer: Do not trade or buy things with friends on the same IP. It's ok to trade and buy things from total strangers, with the small risk of getting ripped off. But hey, then you could have them reset too. All is fair and just.

Special J September 13 2005 7:55 PM EDT

We have to have some manner to monitor for multis, the one we have chosen is the only choice. So, you can accept it and move on to a new issue to compain non stop about (like every month) or you can leave CB and find another game like which allows more than one account per IP to begin with.

NSFY September 13 2005 8:02 PM EDT

What about "girlfriends" on the same IP...from space?

QBOddBird September 13 2005 9:24 PM EDT

/me laughs his head off at NSFY

However, I am completely satisfied with the answer. Just happy to know I'm not going to be banned if they do something stupid, and that I can trade them items, just not at 'friend prices'. One question though - am I not allowed to help in tiny ways such as giving a lesser tat when they start? (Since tats are all but necessary)...after all, its not like I'm giving them a MH. If not, that's fine. I'm simply curious at this point.

Thanks for the answers without so much of the negativity I normally see.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] September 14 2005 3:15 AM EDT

Just make a PR post and sell him the lesser tat for USD.

(Which of course, you never collect...)
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