I agree. Stardock and Ironclad have not fixed online nor made an attempt to do so. I'm sorry but when they ban people for life from online play its rediculous. So what if he spammed the main menu screan. From what I can see no one uses it anyway. I never see people talking on there because guess what... NO ONE GETS ONLINE ANYMORE!!! Reason why they dont get online is all the errors, minidumps in paticular. Me and a buddy of mine have just started to get the online games to work, but we still have minidump errors and dysnc and have to load autosaves on long games all the time to keep it insync. We love the game but yet again online support is non existant. These crys will fall on deaf ears im sure. With so many of you on these forums being the few people that don't have issues (which makes up the hardcore fan base for online of 100-300 ppl or so) dont even know what I'm talking about when I say this stuff. This guy is right. Banning people is dumb. They can find ways around it if they are some kind of hacker, and if there just a common joe who spammed one time and got banned. Well then u just lost ANOTHER PLAYER to the already patheticly small online community. Bottom line sins is a great game made by a company that had no idea how to capitalize on its popularity. They were not prepared for online fights. They were not prepared for tech support on the diff systems this game can be played on. They were not prepared for the massive numbers of ingame errors that developed over time. And today they still havnt caught up with the demand. Now they are too late. Most players will stop useing ICO and start useing 3rd party online multi servers that can actually handle the game. Me and my friend are probably going to do so next. Still the point being, WE SHOULDNT EVEN HAVE TO DO THAT! Sins is a tragic example of a great game that you just can't have fun with.
So thats my rant, go ahead and rip up on me if you feel like I'm being to harsh but just remeber I spent my 30 bucks on this game just like everyone else.
P.S I didnt spell check so dont get onto me about spelling.