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What to change (Mac Adress or something else) to pretend New Computer?


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#1 SoniaP92

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 04:07 AM

Hello,
 
I have a computer from friend who did something prohibited and he got banned on his account.
Year latter I got banned for connection with that account when I've made my own account.
Game provider had to found it via same Mac Adress and I don't know what else.
I'd like to play there but I don't know what I need to change to be able to have 'clean pc', like brand new without paying 2k for it.
It's a laptop. Does turning off my build in lan card and buying usb lan card is enough or I should do something else?
I am totally newbie at it and I don't know how can you track other computer via internet.
 
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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:08 AM

Banned by what website?

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 09:58 AM

Hello, does it change anything? 



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 10:26 AM

Games typically ban accounts and IP addresses. I have never heard of a game banning via a MAC address. It's not that hard to change a MAC address, as opposed to an IP address, which is more difficult.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 10:27 AM

Hello, does it change anything? 

 

Yes, actually. Different game providers will have differing policies on bans. Some ban, but its only temporary. Others will reactivate your account if you talk to customer service. Some, just straight ban your account for life, for say, cheating/hacking.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:01 AM

If it did not matter, I would not ask :).  I'm not that curious about such, on a personal level.

 

Excerpt from the BC Forum Rules:  "No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences."

 

Since a ban may be considered a disciplinary measure taken to maintain site security by an authorized entity...IMO, seeking assistance on how to avoid the attempted measures taken...falls under actions covered by above rule.

 

This site periodically bans members...I'd hate to think that someone routinely advises those personnel on how to circumvent such actions.

 

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:28 AM

That's why you never ever share your account in an online game. Your friend or whoever does something wrong, like selling in-game gold for real money, and its your account that gets banned. Most gaming services do not care if it was your brother, friend, dog, or even the first time. They take the violation of their Terms of Service very seriously, and for a good reason. They must maintain the integrity of their game.



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:03 PM

Microsoft started this a while back where they were able to detect modified units connecting into their game networks.  IP and MAC addresses are carried by every data packet that leaves your house/work/etc by whatever medium, DSL, cable, satelite and can be physically traced to a near by pole mounted name server, cabinet mounted multiplex modem in a street or pole mounted RF transponder dish pointed southeast.  That's the only way your request for info can be directed back to you and not to someone in Ohio.  Hackers can observe WIFI activity, spoof a MAC address of one of the devices observed using the signal and copy it.  The nefareous  acts they do will come back to you.  Encryption can also lead to some strange responses  from networks attempting to load some server links to your machine during game setup.



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Posted 08 October 2016 - 12:09 AM

First of all thank you guys for a lot of answers! I really appreciate. 

 
 
bet365.com site where you can do sports betting, play poker and other casino games. Sorry for not knowing those stuff, I thought that sharing game account is the same like sharing DVD with game, I was also always offline player so didn't knew. Thanks for info, now it has more sense. 
 
 
 
Fair point, sorry for that. 
bet365.com site where you can do sports betting, play poker and other casino games.
I wish that more forums would have same rule, maybe then people would be more aware of many stuff that are illegal / banned. 
 
"MO, seeking assistance on how to avoid the attempted measures taken...falls under actions covered by above rule."
I totally get your point! I guess I did not explain myself clear enough. I am looking ways to make my computer clear on that website and it's client to do everything according to rules and do not being punished for someone else. I do not know what was done before exactly, what I do know is that I got banned for creating account and doing my stuff, they told me that my account was connected with XoXo$$4MeCU (I do not know that account), what I also do know is that by doing something with support of the site my friend can get punished as well (for right reasons) but I have only two friends so I'd rather don't do that. Especially that this Laptop was gift from him because I was playing how he called it "wooden PC"
 
"This site periodically bans members...I'd hate to think that someone routinely advises those personnel on how to circumvent such actions."
I am glad that there are people like you. Please look what I asked you. I did asked you about making my computer clean from their point of view. I asked about it to play and have fun there. If I am going to do something illegal they will ban me anyway. All I am asking is a fair way to play even though I've received computer from someone else. 
 
 
Damn it sounds quite complicated. Can use more rocky language? I guess I am kind of good with computers for 'a girl gamer' but I am still kind of bad with computers compared to advance users. (Even if it's basic for you :PP )


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Posted 08 October 2016 - 08:55 AM

FWIW:  I find that a direct approach...is the best solution for many situations where others may seek circumnavigation.  Have you tried contacting the website directly...explaining what transpired and why...and asking them if there is a course of action that would allow you the desired access?

 

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 11:34 PM

Hello, as I said I was asked to not do it. Are there any other options to figure it out? 



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 05:55 AM

IMO, no.

 

Forum members cannot advise you on how to overcome a restriction imposed by a website in terms of access.  Doing so, IMO, constitutes a violation of forum rules.

 

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 06:28 AM

As Hamlius and others have said, you're going to have to come clean with the game web site, explain that you believed sharing game accts was equal to sharing DVDs and have learned otherwise, explain you have learned the lesson/never to share accounts, ask for an account re-activation or for a brand new account.  And, of course, you will play their games by their rules going forward.


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 01:17 PM

FWIW:  I find that a direct approach...is the best solution for many situations where others may seek circumnavigation.  Have you tried contacting the website directly...explaining what transpired and why...and asking them if there is a course of action that would allow you the desired access?

 

Louis

 

 

As Hamlius and others have said, you're going to have to come clean with the game web site, explain that you believed sharing game accts was equal to sharing DVDs and have learned otherwise, explain you have learned the lesson/never to share accounts, ask for an account re-activation or for a brand new account.  And, of course, you will play their games by their rules going forward.

 

These posts are probably the best pieces of advice so far in this thread.






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