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I think the CD Activation Key denial is a bit harsh. That basically means you can't play a large majority of future PC releases.

 

Wouldn't that force people to find other methods to play their games? Not sure if that's such a smart move after all.

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I, personally, strongly believe that cheaters should be stoned to their death.

Just sayin........

Cause let's be honest here.... People cheat cause they're simply not good enough to be successful at something. So they either stop doing that thing or resort to cheating.
    
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Originally Posted by drawesome55 View Post

I think that if you were to get caught cheating on a game, you should only lose your copy of the game you were cheating on, meaning you would have to buy the game again to play it

Nope, just suspend your Steam account (so it's offline mode only) and multiplayer in games for a few weeks, and if that player keeps cheating in multiplayer (three times) then they should get their Steam account closed (still able to sign into offline mode) and multiplayer blocked completely, but still able to access their single player games. Well that is what I think anyway, I don't see why someone should lose their money just because they cheated in multiplayer.
    
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Interesting, I never thought Steam would change the way they handle bans.
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I think its quite a good idea locking cheaters out of their account entirely as they did before. Really discourages cheating with the huge risk of losing all your stuff.

this is borderline illegal. i'm surprised we haven't see a lawsuit already.
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Edited by Rotsae - 4/1/14 at 11:44pm
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is this for new bans or existing accounts that have been vac banned in the past?
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I think its quite a good idea locking cheaters out of their account entirely as they did before. Really discourages cheating with the huge risk of losing all your stuff.

I wonder if this is not just about cheating in games. Steam account bans could also occur with people who scam with trading, fraudulent credit cards, key generators, or account hijacking.
Edited by Riou - 4/24/12 at 2:03am
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this is borderline illegal. i'm surprised we haven't see a lawsuit already.

This is how Valve did it before they changed the rules.
    
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This article is mixing up bans for cheating with accounts being closed due to suspected hacking.

One the one hand it details how Steam are not locking people out of their games for bans, then goes on to say how all people need to do to get everything back is show proof of their ownership of said account.

That last part however, has nothing to do with cheating and being banned for it, it's to do with suspected hacking on your account.

Unless all you really need to do to get your account unbanned for cheating is just show them proof of ID? I highly doubt it......
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