11 February 2012 01:32 AM
EA Ban Over 2,500 Accounts
EA have recently announced that over 2,500 accounts have been permanently banned now for those who have unfairly altered stats on their Virtual Pros, giving themselves an unfair advantage when playing the Pro Clubs mode against others online.
Our slogan here at FIFAGamer.Net has always been to 'Respect All. Fear None' and we mean exactly that. To respect others in the community would require gamers to not cheat against them whatsoever, so we are firmly behind EA with this course of action.
Here's what EA's Community Manager Romily Broad had to say:
"We are aware that there has been a rise in people cheating in Clubs on Xbox 360 and PC by unfairly altering the stats of their Virtual Pros. Obviously, this is expressly contrary to our Terms of Service. As a result, we have begun banning user accounts associated with this practice.
We have now permanently banned 2,107 EA accounts on Xbox 360 and 647 on PC for this reason.
We’re acutely aware of the damage cheats can do to the rest of the fair-playing Clubs community. For that reason, we spent a lot of time addressing the issue for FIFA 12. It’s disappointing that it has now re-emerged, but an additional function we included in the game was the means to automatically identify and report anyone using such methods.
That system has identified those now banned, and will identify anyone who does so from now on. We urge any Clubs players who might be tempted to cheat to think again – the result will be the same."
Source: EA Forums.