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AtomicThumbs 10-26-2011 02:21 AM

Can the language trick get you banned?
 
I'm wondering if anyone has been banned for using the language trick to get matched up in Lone Wolves.

The population of Lone Wolves is so low these days that I wonder if the trick is even necessary.

afahncke 10-09-2012 05:39 AM

I'm kinda wondering the same thing......overkill is 1 of 2 achievements needed for this game yet.....

Anyone know??

WooliestRaptor 10-31-2012 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by afahncke (Post 5316276)
I'm kinda wondering the same thing......overkill is 1 of 2 achievements needed for this game yet.....

Anyone know??

I'm not sure what trick is being referred to, but if I get in trouble just for setting my language filter to german, I'm going to be pretty annoyed about it. Of course, it never makes a difference and I always get matched up with english speakers.

iBuzz7S 11-01-2012 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by WooliestRaptor (Post 5363804)
I'm not sure what trick is being referred to, but if I get in trouble just for setting my language filter to german, I'm going to be pretty annoyed about it. Of course, it never makes a difference and I always get matched up with english speakers.

That's kinda the point. You change the language and have others do the same, then you all search together, in hope of getting matched up in an online ranked match.

Pretty sure it is a bannable offence, as you are using an exploit online.

WooliestRaptor 11-02-2012 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by iBuzz7S (Post 5364316)
That's kinda the point. You change the language and have others do the same, then you all search together, in hope of getting matched up in an online ranked match.

Pretty sure it is a bannable offence, as you are using an exploit online.

I suppose that makes sense. In fairness, I change it because I like speaking German.

that505guy 12-11-2012 06:43 PM

Yes I boosted 120 games then finally got my ban after recieving multiple perfections. First time offence is a 1week ban from halo 3 servers. thereafter console ban for 1 week then I believe it continues with that 1 week console ban. I cannot confirm the console ban but the guys I boost with get console banned. The way you get caught is for too many good medals I.E. perfections sprees and multi kills. Just make the game look real and your good. But if your just doing it for achievements the ban hammer wont catch on for just a few games of LW.

upindat 12-11-2012 10:00 PM

I too have just came back to this and starting to boost. Boosted all but the lone wolf stuff no problems. What will get you banned is an idle controller or guest. My friend got a week ban for xp because they were boost xp with muptile guest and quitting matches. They have an automatic system that detects this. Other wise your goldern.The problem is finding enough people that are within 10 ranks of you so you get paired up.

makota niehe 12-14-2012 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by AtomicThumbs (Post 4622533)
I'm wondering if anyone has been banned for using the language trick to get matched up in Lone Wolves.

The population of Lone Wolves is so low these days that I wonder if the trick is even necessary.

Changing your language won't get you banned, however, Bungie/Xbox Live found a way to stick it to you for boosting by changing the language. As of late, some people are reporting when you gain an achievement in another language, it stays in that language. Say you go out and boost in Chinese; when you switch back to English, all achievements gained under Chinese will still read in Chinese.

It may also be a Chinese glitch, who knows. If you're gonna boost, here's the rule of thumb. In each match, everyone (real people and guests) must get a kill and be killed at least once; moving around helps. Also, whatever game you are in, everyone stays in til the game is complete; for example, in a Lone Wolf game of Slayer - after everyone boosting gets all the achievements they can, play til someone gets 25 kills or the time runs out.

shadowr4ven 02-06-2013 05:44 PM

FYI, I had one achievement I gained by that trick and it was in korean or something. But if you delete and redownload your profile, it is fixed.

makota niehe 04-17-2013 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by shadowr4ven (Post 5562238)
FYI, I had one achievement I gained by that trick and it was in korean or something. But if you delete and redownload your profile, it is fixed.

thank you for the update

Chaz Of Sparta 04-28-2013 03:24 PM

I find it funny how Bungie/343 implement all these systems to ban boosters, when the reason people keep doing it is because of the stupid luck-based achievements they put in every game. :P

Fueled by Rage 07-02-2013 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by shadowr4ven (Post 5562238)
FYI, I had one achievement I gained by that trick and it was in korean or something. But if you delete and redownload your profile, it is fixed.


Yes,I had to do that too. I never got banned but my friends and I just went in got what we wanted and quited out.

I PURESPEED I 10-18-2013 09:04 PM

I got suspended for a week for doing a few achievements in succession in a Russian lobby. Thankfully Bungie doesn't have the power to take away achievements. If you're quick enough and do a bunch of them before they notice you'll be fine. I mean it's not like you're ever going to be playing Halo 3 anymore most likely now that Halo Reach and Halo 4 are out!

makota niehe 11-06-2013 02:26 AM

The key to avoiding the banhammer in Halo3 and Reach -

1) Avoid hanging out in the lobbies too long. If you're waiting for friends and boosters, stay on the Halo 3 startup screen. The banhammer watches for idleness on the battlefield as well as the lobby.

2) Quit too often in a short amount of time - have a timeout via the hammer. In Lone Wolf, quitting will cause your Skill Level to drop - this is beneficial only if you are just a couple levels higher and trying to match up with a language boosting party. ** be careful though, it can screw you over. I was a Level 25 in LW, de-ranked to join people coming up, ended up stuck at Lvl 16 for 5 months, even after winning and out-playing higher ranked, until my last LW achievo popped and tonight, 6 months later, it still lists me as Lvl 17 Private 2nd class. Also, lost my Spartan Officer shoulder patch in my service record.

3) *Very Important* Every player, including guest accounts, need one kill and one death in each match, in addition to some movement throughout the map.

Ravenhood 11-21-2013 11:11 AM

^^

I forgot to move my guests around during some matches earlier today (I guess about 8 hours ago). I did have two of the three moving and killing consistently (my girlfriend plays with me on occasion), but that third one plus sitting in the lobbies a bit too long got me a 2 week ban from getting experience. Not a big deal, I suppose, as I wasn't really going for experience to begin with... but now I've gotta wait the two weeks before I can get back to actually finishing that progression (even though most of our matches weren't gaining us any experience whatsoever. XD My own fault, and a bit bothersome, but it'll give me time to finish up everything else I can. Polished off Reach, with only one more left in Halo 4, the final 2 progression achievements in Halo Wars, and 15 total for the remainder of Halo 3.


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