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Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Again!

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:51 pm
by Link
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If you haven't noticed, the recent UO newsletters contained the following paragraph near the button:
If you have an account that was terminated by CS over a year ago and would like to have it back please contact support (http://uo.com/support-welcome/) and give them the details and identify the account as yours, depending on the termination we will remove the restriction from your account so you may open it again.
It is not clear what they will forgive. But it is more likely you will be unbanned for relatively minor reasons such as harassment, being reported for saying prohibited words like "rape", speedhacking, etc. If you were banned for major exploitation or your account has a note "DO NOT UNBAN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EVER" then your chances would be less good.

But who knows, perhaps the notes were lost and they will unban you no matter how heinous your crimes against Britannia were!

If you are granted amnesty successfully please post a reply here so that other may hear the good news. If you know someone who was banned then let them know they could have another chance.

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:19 am
by Kayne.
Good luck if it's old and you don't have all the same info anymore...

if you don't have every detail of the account, the customer support team struggles to find accounts. Buddy has been trying to get them to help him recover his original account(not banned) from 2002 for months. Gave them every detail they ask about, but he can't remember the exact account name so they "don't have records of it"

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:07 am
by Link
Does he not have access to the email address on the account anymore? Unless you have that it can be difficult. Unfortunately people who used emails tied to their ISP run into this a lot.

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:12 am
by Kayne.
He has the email address that he set it up with. Oh well.

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:32 am
by Link
Kayne. wrote:He has the email address that he set it up with. Oh well.
Why doesn't he use the forgot account name link then? It sends you a list of every account name associated with that email.

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:56 am
by Sirsid1
Okay I have a success story here.

I was banned back in 2000. My account was originally created in 1997. I was banned for saying a "bad word". (They also said at the time I had a prior misuse of some loophole in the system, I don't know what they were talking about.... There were never any loopholes back in the day....) Maybe some old school players from back in the day remember my character Sir Sid. Maybe you don't, or maybe none of you old timers are still around.

Any ways I randomly was checking on UO for the first time in a long time. I saw this thread and said what the hell might as well try and urban my account. I emailed them and they kept telling me they can't verify my account and can't find it (I didn't recall much data except my main character and some other random data.) After they told me five times via email they cannot verify me I kept giving them whatever data I could recall. I asked them if they can just ask me multiple choice questions like credit cards do! And to please just work with me because obviously no one has talked to them about this account for 16 years.

Finally they reactivated my account for me. It was kind of confusing to reactivated it after they said okay as there is an EA system and a mythic system and somehow I had to get into both and link the, etc etc. I finally ended up figuring it out and logged in for first time in sixteen years yesterday.

Looks much different... Even with the classic system.

And do you know what ! None of my friends refreshed my house over these sixteen years so I logged into no house!

And my main character was logged into jail when I logged in, and had to use the help option of I am physically stuck somewhere... A GM moved me out.

If anyone can give me a quick update of the game over the last 16 years that would be much appreciated.

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:25 am
by Dragkiris
Wish I could get all my t2a and ren era banned accounts... I probably got 6 banned ones that would have alot of valuables now

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:17 pm
by Link
How does this topic have over 5,000 views in 4 months? I don't understand.

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:54 pm
by Mr Mini Van
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=28267

This one has 42k views.

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:20 pm
by Solor Wroscan
I'm pretty sure that they said my accounts were banned for life and not just from UO, but all of their games. I guess I'll ask and find out!

Re: Amnesty for Banned UO Accounts - Start Playing Once Agai

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:04 pm
by Link
Solor Wroscan wrote:I'm pretty sure that they said my accounts were banned for life and not just from UO, but all of their games. I guess I'll ask and find out!
What did they say?