Enforcing the Pokemon GO perma-bans, that were issued after a statement made by Niantic a few weeks ago was never going to be an easy feat. The Pokemon GO developer is now reversing Pokemon GO Perma-Bans issued to some unfortunate (or lucky) users.
The company announced this week in a post by CEO John Hanke, that there were some cases in which perma-bans were issued to users using data transfer apps, as opposed to third party mapping tools like the now defunct PokeVision. The company is now looking to reverse some of the former’s bans.
“Add-on maps which scrape data from our servers still violate our terms of service and use of them may still result in an account ban going forward,”
Niantic is going through the accounts it banned to reinstate those players who weren’t knowingly violating the TOS. “Add-on maps which scrape data from our servers still violate our terms of service and use of them may still result in an account ban going forward,” Hanke clarifies. He also says that accounts that were created to scrape data from the game or those that used GPS spoofing techniques to play in other areas around the world will remain permanently banned. “Our main priority is to provide a fair, fun, and legitimate experience for all players,” he concludes, “so aggressive banning will continue to occur for players who engage in these kinds of activities.”
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