It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.

Did you expect SEGA to just say "come hither my children your ERP is allowed"? If so to expect a corporation to say that is ridiculous.

Every online game you play they can go into your DMs, FFXIV included (since this game seems to be brought up constantly i'm going to emphasize on it).

But anyway, it's laughable that people thought a large corporation would encourage on their MMO to ERP. Really shows just the priorities of the "muh censorship" crowd.

Problem comes down to whether the bans were from reports or not. Public chat there is no excuse and have no sympathy for those bans, but private chat is different.

If someone is harassing you with that junk then report away, but what about two players doing it to each other on purpose? Neither reports yet one or both get banned. Far as I know both FF14 and WoW don't touch people if they're both doing it(Ha!) in whispers.

@Zeke said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

Problem comes down to whether the bans were from reports or not. Public chat there is no excuse and have no sympathy for those bans, but private chat is different.

If someone is harassing you with that junk then report away, but what about two players doing it to each other on purpose? Neither reports yet one or both get banned. Far as I know both FF14 and WoW don't touch people if they're both doing it(Ha!) in whispers.

On FFXIV I was reported because I left a run early (didn't feel like continuing with that party), and I didn't get in trouble cause of leaving the party but that they looked into my chat history and saw I had ERP'd a few days prior and I got 1 week suspension. Happens there too. They go through everything including your retainers.

@taetett said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

@Zeke said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

Problem comes down to whether the bans were from reports or not. Public chat there is no excuse and have no sympathy for those bans, but private chat is different.

If someone is harassing you with that junk then report away, but what about two players doing it to each other on purpose? Neither reports yet one or both get banned. Far as I know both FF14 and WoW don't touch people if they're both doing it(Ha!) in whispers.

On FFXIV I was reported because I left a run early (didn't feel like continuing with that party), and I didn't get in trouble cause of leaving the party but that they looked into my chat history and saw I had ERP'd a few days prior and I got 1 week suspension. Happens there too. They go through everything including your retainers.

I don't ERP, but I've never been banned in ff14 for leaving dungeons early. Been doing that since ARR came out. I don't think you're telling the whole truth on why you were suspended in that game, but this discussion isn't about you personally so I won't dig. Just plenty of FF14 players will gladly take a stance against your statement because sooooo many of them ERP in that game.

@Zeke said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

@taetett said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

@Zeke said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

Problem comes down to whether the bans were from reports or not. Public chat there is no excuse and have no sympathy for those bans, but private chat is different.

If someone is harassing you with that junk then report away, but what about two players doing it to each other on purpose? Neither reports yet one or both get banned. Far as I know both FF14 and WoW don't touch people if they're both doing it(Ha!) in whispers.

On FFXIV I was reported because I left a run early (didn't feel like continuing with that party), and I didn't get in trouble cause of leaving the party but that they looked into my chat history and saw I had ERP'd a few days prior and I got 1 week suspension. Happens there too. They go through everything including your retainers.

I don't ERP, but I've never been banned in ff14 for leaving dungeons early. Been doing that since ARR came out. I don't think you're telling the whole truth on why you were suspended in that game, but this discussion isn't about you personally so I won't dig. Just plenty of FF14 players will gladly take a stance against your statement because sooooo many of them ERP in that game.

You have misread. I said I wasn't banned for that, but the person who reported me reported me for that reason. They banned me for the ERP they found after they sleuthed my account.

I mean anyone can take a stance, I know what happened to me. And reporting in that game you can be banned quite easily as their ToS is far more strict than SEGA's. It just requires one person to report.

Please stop lying /thread

@Zeke said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

@taetett said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

@Zeke said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

Problem comes down to whether the bans were from reports or not. Public chat there is no excuse and have no sympathy for those bans, but private chat is different.

If someone is harassing you with that junk then report away, but what about two players doing it to each other on purpose? Neither reports yet one or both get banned. Far as I know both FF14 and WoW don't touch people if they're both doing it(Ha!) in whispers.

On FFXIV I was reported because I left a run early (didn't feel like continuing with that party), and I didn't get in trouble cause of leaving the party but that they looked into my chat history and saw I had ERP'd a few days prior and I got 1 week suspension. Happens there too. They go through everything including your retainers.

I don't ERP, but I've never been banned in ff14 for leaving dungeons early. Been doing that since ARR came out. I don't think you're telling the whole truth on why you were suspended in that game, but this discussion isn't about you personally so I won't dig. Just plenty of FF14 players will gladly take a stance against your statement because sooooo many of them ERP in that game.

To be fair, a few months back a GM in FFXIV went and started banning people for sexual venues (against the ToS) and some folks in the community grooming minors, these people started making forum threads trying to claim innocence until a few people found their websites and player info showing they were indeed ERPing and other drama, causing these people to delete their forum comments and everything and their guild went into hiding afterwards when one of the members claimed "I only RP as a bartender!!" Boy what a lie that was, because someone found their info on the guild website showing that they were an "escort".

So I take things like this with a block of salt when folks in MMOs claim "I did nothing like that!"

Like a lot of other people I don't think ERP is that big of a deal IF it's not in public chat, and unsolicited. If two mutual parties want to meet up and do their cyber thing then let them. It's not harming anybody.

On the other hand if you're trying to hook up with strangers (Id assume only 5% or less of players participate in this so the chances of finding one randomly are very slim), or just start shouting it in area chat that's a whole different ball game.

I believe Sega does have the rights to go through our messages. Facebook does it, Snapchat does it literally everything online is being tracked now of days so that's no surprise. Just because they can go through them though doesn't mean people should be punished.

If ERP wasn't allowed in FFXIV, Balmung would have like no players left.

Maybe provide some evidence?

In what sense is ERP not allowed in FFXIV?

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Have mansions decorated as literal Brothels.

@HarmlessSyan said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:

@NIC for awhile they were cracking down on PF

https://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/433245-Roleplay-Partyfinder-Discrepancies-Policy-Enforcement-by-GM-s

https://www.reddit.com/r/ffxiv/comments/lqek7s/warnings_for_posting_a_roleplaying_ad_on_pfs/

This is for posting things in the PF that weren't suppose to be in the PF, not actually ERPing. You aren't suppose to advertise your brothel, RPing, etc in the Party Finder. FFS, FFXIV has RPing servers, and an RP tag that you can put on yourself in-game.

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If ERPing wasn't allowed, GMs would be able to go to Bulmung and ban more players sitting in the Waking Sands that have "E/RP" in their search info then NGS has players.

The only time ERP stuff has ever got the attention of the FFXIV staff is the time that NSFW mods of lalafells and underage characters were being posted on twitter with the FFXIV watermark in the corner of the screen.

@NIC oh, yea I know. I just mentioned that since you posted PF, they don't like it in PF.

huzzah, no 5 reputation.... gotta wait