Another batch of Final Fantasy 14 players have been banned for using real world money in alternate for items and providers within the MMORPG game, and a smaller group was equally punished for making an attempt to.

In a news post, it’s revealed that simply over 5,000 players have had their accounts within the open-world sport terminated, accounting for the interval between February 25 and March three of this 12 months. This was because of violating the principles surrounding “real money trading and other illicit activities” that undermine the in-game financial system, and throw the steadiness out of whack.

An additional 814 have been terminated for making an attempt to participate within the above, promoting or in any other case making an attempt to create a deal that concerned real foreign money, slightly than the gil that’s used through-out the Final Fantasy collection. Ban waves like this for offenders is sadly common, back in 2019 over 9,500 accounts have been eliminated for real money transactions. In that occasion numerous players have been kicked for using bots, too. While the RMT offences proceed, Square Enix seems to have curbed botting, on the very least.

The publish comprises info on easy methods to report somebody who’s making an attempt to commerce real money for one thing. You use the command line System Menu > Support Desk > Contact Us > Report Cheating. and players are inspired to report then ignore something they spot.

The subsequent closing Fantasy 14 enlargement, Endwalker, was revealed not too long ago. It arrives someday in autumn, and we spoke to director Naoki Yoshida about why ending A Realm Reborn’s ten-year story is a necessary move.