The FINAL word on Dupe accounts.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
If you are banned and believe it was an accident, don't make a new account to ask why.
It is also against the rules to share your account with another player.
One player per account. One account per player.
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.