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The FINAL word on Dupe accounts.

9 years ago  #11
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Ya know me and my bro are linked and it hasn't affected us playing in any way possible. We enjoy playing the game. We play it at work and at home and it hasn't inconvenienced us in anyway being marked as a duplicate of each other so you won't be hearing any complaints from us.

 
9 years ago  #12
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never fails... isolated & thread locked

7 years ago  #13
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Originally posted by Mufasa Apparently, it's not enough that there's 50 threads on this or that it's in the rules, people either can't seem to comprehend this or want to cry for an exception and threaten all sorts of stuff if it doesn't happen (real talk, someone threatened to call the police if it wasn't removed).

To protect the integrity of this game, measures are in place to help prevent people from making duplicate accounts and reaping the benefits. Rather than just banning people, there's a dupe detector in place. If you are marked as a dupe, you can not interact with your dupe other than shit like mailing. No, the system doesn't give a flying fuck that it's your cousin's neighbor that just came over to buy sugar and you showed them the game from your computer. You're now a dupe.

Once marked a dupe, I don't want to hear shit. I'm not going to ask you fax documents in verifying that you and another player are unique people. Even unique people playing in the same household can be just as unfair as the same person controlling two accounts.

Don't make threads all baffled and confused about how you're marked as a dupe when all you did was log on from your friend's computer. You just answered your own question dumbass.

Don't email in threatening to leave the game or never buy favors again unless the dupe tag is removed. I don't care. In the history of this game I've NEVER unmarked people as dupe. I'm marked dupe of Tommy and can't attack him. Not changing. I'm marked dupe of a couple players I had to log into their accounts and check shit on. Not changing.

I've already made some exceptions in the past, and we see how that turned out. So no, this isn't going to change. In fact, with the bullshit people pull, I can see it getting worse (i.e. every account after the second found to be a dupe will be banned, limiting it to 2 accounts per location). So get over it and stop wasting my damn time and space in the forums with the same fucking bullshit over and over.

*edit* WAY too many people are thinking this posts means you can have 2 accounts. You can NOT have more than one account. You are allowed ONE account. UNO. No more than 1! Got it?

Since there seems to be some confusion on DUPEs lately, and what you can and can't do here is a little clarification on a point we didn't think needed to be clarified, but obviously does.

When you are marked a dupe with someone, you CANNOT interact with them (trade, send money, ect.). Since we didn't explicitly say this in the Wiki, people think it is ok to find crafty ways to bypass that rule. If you are bypassing a rule, ANY rule, you are essentially CHEATING and will be thrown in permanent iso.

If we discover you are bypassing our dupe detector, all dupes, and third parties will be BANNED. No. questions. asked.

There will be no more firesales that lead to unbans. Whine, yell, and threaten all you want. Play the game the way it was intended, or don't play at all.

7 years ago  #14
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Originally posted by SangriaX
Originally posted by Mufasa Apparently, it's not enough that there's 50 threads on this or that it's in the rules, people either can't seem to comprehend this or want to cry for an exception and threaten all sorts of stuff if it doesn't happen (real talk, someone threatened to call the police if it wasn't removed).

To protect the integrity of this game, measures are in place to help prevent people from making duplicate accounts and reaping the benefits. Rather than just banning people, there's a dupe detector in place. If you are marked as a dupe, you can not interact with your dupe other than shit like mailing. No, the system doesn't give a flying fuck that it's your cousin's neighbor that just came over to buy sugar and you showed them the game from your computer. You're now a dupe.

Once marked a dupe, I don't want to hear shit. I'm not going to ask you fax documents in verifying that you and another player are unique people. Even unique people playing in the same household can be just as unfair as the same person controlling two accounts.

Don't make threads all baffled and confused about how you're marked as a dupe when all you did was log on from your friend's computer. You just answered your own question dumbass.

Don't email in threatening to leave the game or never buy favors again unless the dupe tag is removed. I don't care. In the history of this game I've NEVER unmarked people as dupe. I'm marked dupe of Tommy and can't attack him. Not changing. I'm marked dupe of a couple players I had to log into their accounts and check shit on. Not changing.

I've already made some exceptions in the past, and we see how that turned out. So no, this isn't going to change. In fact, with the bullshit people pull, I can see it getting worse (i.e. every account after the second found to be a dupe will be banned, limiting it to 2 accounts per location). So get over it and stop wasting my damn time and space in the forums with the same fucking bullshit over and over.

*edit* WAY too many people are thinking this posts means you can have 2 accounts. You can NOT have more than one account. You are allowed ONE account. UNO. No more than 1! Got it?

Since there seems to be some confusion on DUPEs lately, and what you can and can't do here is a little clarification on a point we didn't think needed to be clarified, but obviously does.

When you are marked a dupe with someone, you CANNOT interact with them (trade, send money, ect.). Since we didn't explicitly say this in the Wiki, people think it is ok to find crafty ways to bypass that rule. If you are bypassing a rule, ANY rule, you are essentially CHEATING and will be thrown in permanent iso.

If we discover you are bypassing our dupe detector, all dupes, and third parties will be BANNED. No. questions. asked.

There will be no more firesales that lead to unbans. Whine, yell, and threaten all you want. Play the game the way it was intended, or don't play at all.

In case you didn't read it the first time.

7 years ago  #15
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After multiple posts, people still are confused, or acting confused, about what "dupe" means.

I'm going to take a stab at explaining this for total newbs or people who just don't get it.

If two accounts log in to PrisonBlock from the same place, they'll be flagged "duplicate." "Dupe" for short. You will know if you are flagged "dupe" because you'll get messages when you try to trade with that other account, that prevent you from doing so.

Once two accounts are flagged dupe, they are not allowed to trade anything. Period.

Using a third-party to get around this restriction is also against the rules.

Getting flagged dupe can happen (as Mu mentions on the first page of this thread) even if you only are visiting that person and log in just the one time. Once you are flagged dupe of someone, it's over. You will always be flagged a dupe of that person. Then you can't trade with that person.

I for one would like to be able to trust people. Because trying to play detective and hunt down rule-breakers is not very fun. But we have to enforce this rule equally. We can't make exceptions.

So, to be clear: accounts with the dupe flag cannot trade. This is true even if you state you are separate human beings. Because most of the time, when an account is flagged dupe it is not two separate human beings.

7 years ago  #16
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A friendly reminder!

"That's right, I'm a dupe, lol" is not a cute comeback to use against someone in an argument!

Sarcasm is very hard for people to understand on the internet. Any time you "confess" even "jokingly" that you are a dupe account, someone will report you. This wastes our time, as staff. You waste our time, we may waste yours.

7 years ago  #17
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ALSO,

If you are banned and believe it was an accident, don't make a new account to ask why.

7 years ago  #18
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It is also against the rules to share your account with another player.

One player per account. One account per player.

6 years ago  #19
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This has cropped up recently a lot lately, so it's time to add it to the thread.

Some players seem to think that they can play again after being banned. This is not okay. You were prohibitted from playing the game for a reason.

The logic seems to be that if you're at a different location, and on a different IP, and completely disconnected from your old account, that you can play Prison Block. No. Just. NO.

We did not ban your computer, or your house, or your IP. We banned you. So just because you moved to a different location and got a new computer, that does not mean you're magically unbanned if we find out who you are.

Blood. Blood everywhere. Everywhere, blood.

 

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