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I played this character during head start. Made it to 50 some time ago, made 60 valor today (I am mostly a PvP’er). I play a lot, and when I’m logged in, I’m either in a warzone, or I’m at the GTC terminal on the imperial fleet going between the fleet and the mailbox waiting for the WZ queue to pop (and the terminal for the PvP daily).
I had 400 biochem / 400 bioanalysis / 400 diplomacy on this character. I made moves in the market early selling my stacks of bioanalysis mats at the ridiculous prices they sold for (because everyone was leveling biochem), and I invested my credits into buying stacks of A.) Mandalorian Iron, B.) Corsuca Gems, C.) Radioactive Paste (the three biggest-value mats with low-supply which sold fairly high).
When I’d see large stacks of those for cheap, I’d buy them up and relist them in lower quantity at higher price. This was all I did for the past few weeks every day between WZ’s sitting at the GTC. A stack of 99 Radioactive Paste is currently worth at least 1 million credits (check Vulkar Highway empire prices on GTC, 1 sells for 13K cheapest). A stack of 99 Mandalorian Iron is worth more, and a single Corsuca Gem is selling for 25,000 credits, so you can imagine what I was getting when I built up to selling stacks of 99.
I made a few big trades, and between winning a lot of WZ’s and making wise moves, and my credits on char were sitting at around 9.5 million or 10 million last time I checked today (just bought another stack of 99 Corsuca Gems off someone TODAY for 1 million credits). I really don't think this is a lot for an end-game player who wins a lot of PvP games (valor 60) and plays the auction house with grade 6 artifact (purple) mat stacks of 99... but even then, what is a "credit farming" ban? WHAT IS THIS?!?! Is there some limit on credits for legit end-game PvP'ers / Raiders? I understand kicking out someone running a bot point to point collecting chests, BUT THIS?!
Try to login just now, and I’m getting denied. My account is locked, and yours will be too if you play the market and have enough credits (seemingly low IMO) to be deemed a "Credit Farmer". I check my email and see the following vague message:
Dear *NAME OMITTED*,
We are contacting you regarding your account MoarPowar for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.
We wish to notify you that you are in violation of our Terms of Service.
From an investigation of your account, we can see that your character has carried out the following violation:
As a result of this violation we are locking your account with immediate effect until we have fully reviewed your account.
We will be in contact with you shortly following our review.
Please note that violation of our Terms of Service may result in a suspension or ultimately a permanent account closure. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with our Terms of Service which can be found here:
Thank you for your understanding.
If you feel you have received this ‘Account Lock’ in error, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I replied with the following to that dispute email, and have not yet heard back.
My login is this same email, my account name is MoarPowar.
How is my account locked for credit farming? What is such a violation?
If you review my accounts statistics, you will see that I have been heavily active in trading on the GTC, buying low, selling high, of high-end crafting materials.
I currently have listed many stacks of 99 of Grade 6 compounds, premium and artifact level items that sell for hundreds of thousands, and some stacks of grade 6 artifact level items over 1 million.
If you were to actually log onto my account, you would see that I am indeed a heavy trader and that the stacks of crafting materials I have on my character are well worth millions. Are you saying that you have policy to ban people who trade too well?
You should restrict your market and make this policy clear then. People write guides on how to do effective trading and playing of the market, assuming it is all fair game to buy low, sell high, analyze demand, target markets and try to control them by buying out competitors, etc.
I have done nothing but followed legitimate trading techniques that everyone uses in any open trading system, and my account does not have some insane trillion amount, but rather I am sitting at around 10 million credits on my character last time I checked.
You may have banned me for this ridiculously vague accusation of "credit farming", but know that I will be posting about this on the mmorpg.com forums. You are essentially saying you don't want end-game players who are max-level (I have been 50 for some time, and 60 valor PvP), and have 400/400/400 maxed out crew skills (I am 400 biochem, 400 bioanalysis, 400 diplomacy), to successfully trade in the open market.
This is absurd.