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So I was playing BF3 over at one of my absolute favorite servers "24/7 Metro #2 | 1000 Tickets | Fast Leveling | No M320/RPG/SMAW". Either #1 or #2, don't remember...
I'm on a University campus, and for whatever reason most games don't display my ping. I was doing pretty well in the round, 20-3 or something like that and received a general punkbuster ban message. I should have wrote it down but I forgot in my rage. Seconds later my friend, whom I was playing with and is also on the same university campus internet, also got banned. His message was more specific and said something a long the lines of him not being able to be pinged and "if I can't ping you, you can't play".
It was a perma ban from that server.

I've never had an issue with PB before, but this just pisses me off. There is no way I had an excessive latency or anything, I play on servers that are in north america and my connection here is pretty good. What the hell happened?

Here's what it says when I try to join.
Quote:
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster permanent ban issued on this Game Server for player 'Dezixn' ... Prior Kick/Ban

Edited by Dezixn - 1/20/12 at 9:22pm
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I've never been able to see my ping any time I'm in game, but I've never been banned or kicked.

i think i play that on that server too, or one like it, don't remember
     
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Is it only on that server you get the message? Also not being able to see your own ping is normal, well normal in the way it's the same for everyone, but its obviously a bug.
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Originally Posted by Dezixn View Post

So I was playing BF3 over at one of my absolute favorite servers "24/7 Metro #2 | 1000 Tickets | Fast Leveling | No M320/RPG/SMAW". Either #1 or #2, don't remember...
I'm on a University campus, and for whatever reason most games don't display my ping. I was doing pretty well in the round, 20-3 or something like that and received a general punkbuster ban message. I should have wrote it down but I forgot in my rage. Seconds later my friend, whom I was playing with and is also on the same university campus internet, also got banned. His message was more specific and said something a long the lines of him not being able to be pinged and "if I can't ping you, you can't play".
It was a perma ban from that server.
I've never had an issue with PB before, but this just pisses me off. There is no way I had an excessive latency or anything, I play on servers that are in north america and my connection here is pretty good. What the hell happened?
Here's what it says when I try to join.
Quote:
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster permanent ban issued on this Game Server for player 'Dezixn' ... Prior Kick/Ban

You're banned from that server via a Admin. Just find a new server, they probably thought you were hacking.
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Originally Posted by fashric View Post

Is it only on that server you get the message? Also not being able to see your own ping is normal, well normal in the way it's the same for everyone, but its obviously a bug.

Is that a bug for everyone in BF3? I wasn't aware. But I have issues seeing server ping and my ping in other games too when I'm at university, but not when I'm at home. I figured it was an issue on my side.
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You're banned from that server via a Admin. Just find a new server, they probably thought you were hacking.

I considered that. But the message said Punkbuster. I had thought if a server admin banned you it was different, not through punkbuster.
Not only that but my friend got banned immediately after me, and he had a terrible score, like 10-12.
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The simple way to make absolutely sure whether its an admin ban or and an actual pb ban is to try and connect to a different punkbuster enabled server.
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Originally Posted by Dezixn View Post

Is that a bug for everyone in BF3? I wasn't aware. But I have issues seeing server ping and my ping in other games too when I'm at university, but not when I'm at home. I figured it was an issue on my side.
I considered that. But the message said Punkbuster. I had thought if a server admin banned you it was different, not through punkbuster.
Not only that but my friend got banned immediately after me, and he had a terrible score, like 10-12.

Yep, they ban via PunkBuster as it bans the GUID. It's easier to keep people out of the server that way, instead of banning via name or IP.
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The simple way to make absolutely sure whether its an admin ban or and an actual pb ban is to try and connect to a different punkbuster enabled server.

Well it said server ban only. And yeah I can join other servers.
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Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post

Yep, they ban via PunkBuster as it bans the GUID. It's easier to keep people out of the server that way, instead of banning via name or IP.

Well they were being dicks. I still don't understand why we both got banned at the same time though, very weird. Thx for the info.
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I haven't been able to view my ping. Dunno why. Oh well.
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I haven't been able to view my ping. Dunno why. Oh well.

Nobody can see their own ping. Which is ridiculous. mad.gif
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