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.
Wall of text.For section one you and I must be playing a different game. They are errors and bug and they have done numerous patches to fix them. In fact ever sicne the game came out their is always a section int heir chnagelog that is dedicated to minidumps and descyns. I've vene seen the devs coem online and them selves and play the game to see the bug for them self.
For the later part IC is a brand new compagnie. They created a new engine did awesome work for the 4-6 that made it. And now their like 10 people last I heard and they sold 500k games. 10 people for says roughly 100k that migth be experiencing problems. Think about it. And those 10 people can'T just sit there sendign email to people tellign them how to fix everything, they gotta keep working on patchign the game and devoloping the expansions. Why? Because technical support doesn't make money someting a startign compagnies is short on. Big compagnie cna have lots of tech support because they are big.
And it not the bannign of one bad apple that will be missed by anyone. And no oen will be banned for just spamming once. That dude in question was spamming the channel and screwing over people ingame for a good solid 2 months. He was given more then enougth time to straitent him self. Guest what he didn't, got what eh deserved and no oen that wants to coem online and have fun will cry over for him.