@Lanre said in It's not a revelation that ERP is banned. It is on FFXIV and other MMORPGs as well.:
ERP is not bannable in FFXIV, public indecency/harassment is. Read the ToS. Even advertising for 18+ E/RP venues is not bannable or reportable unless you're explicit in wording, in which case it's a ban for public indecency/harassment, not for ERP.
"Nuisance behaviour" means speech or behaviour that hurts others or obstructs game play, but which is not classified as harassment. Even if it was not the intention, a penalty may be imposed if the end result was that another person was hurt or obstructed.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of examples of nuisance behaviour:
"Offensive expression" means an expression in general that inflicts emotional distress by being offensive to another person. Offensive expression may include:
・Aggressive expressions such as violent language/slander/insult/threat.
・Expressions that provoke or belittle another person, such as excessive criticism, negation/ridicule
・Expressions that significantly lack consideration for another person
・Expressions that unilaterally reject another person's opinion
・Expressions that any reasonable person would find offensive
・Expressions that compel a playing style
・Expressions that attempt to unilaterally exclude someone from the game or content/community, etc.
(Except when in accordance with rules set by an administrator such as a Free Company Master)
・Expressions that contravene public order and morals
・Other expressions that are offensive to another person
Offensive expressions are prohibited in all places where expressions can be made in Final Fantasy XIV, including chat (including Quick Chat and Emote), markers, comments and names. Use of an offensive expression in the form of a character name is also regarded as nuisance behaviour.
Someone can and probably will report, the only reason SE doesn't ban is because someone didn't file a report, but people do and will.