With Endwalker coming soon to Final Fantasy XIV, the team decided to ensure that everyone will be able to get a better experience while traveling in Eorzea. To do just that Square Enix brought changes to the rules and punishments that players could face if breaking them.
The main focus of these changes are:
- Prohibited Activities
- Account Penalty Policy
These changes are coming because of the increased number of players getting carried in Final Fantasy XIV and disturbing the Party Finder menus but also the RMT problems.
Prohibited Activities in FINAL FANTASY XIV
In response to RMT vendors repeatedly creating fraudulent recruitment listings in the Party Finder, the following two activities related to the Party Finder have been added to the list of prohibited activities:
Advertising offers to help clear content, to help earn loot, etc. via the Party Finder:
It is prohibited to advertise using the Party Finder to offer help to clear duties or obtain items (to help people clear raid content or obtain items by having them join your party). A penalty will be issued if the act has been confirmed.
This prohibits the act of advertising such support and does not prohibit those asking for help themselves through the use of the Party Finder.
It is not a violation to ask for help or to offer a reward when asking for help, as in the following examples that do not violate our policy. However, in the examples that do violate the policy, the person offering help is advertising their services, which is prohibited.
Other solicitations that fall far outside of the intended purpose of the Party Finder
The main purpose of the Party Finder is to recruit members to participate in content. Any recruitment listing that does not match its intended category is prohibited.
The "Other" category is intended for recruiting players to participate in content that is not listed in the listed categories. However, as an exception, the "Other" category may be used for the sake of recruiting members to form a community, or conduct exchanges between players.
Account Penalty Policy
Implementation of reduced Penalty Points
"Penalties are intended to urge offenders to reflect on their violations and discourage repeat violations; however, we have confirmed cases where the permanence of past penalties instead led offenders to commit subsequent violations. For example, offenders might think, “Penalties won’t go away anyway,” and may repeat violations without remorse, or commit the same violation again as their remorse fades over time.
We felt that setting decay periods for Penalty Points would provide users with a clear goal in correcting their behavior, and decided to implement this system in order to better promote reflection and conscious restraint from repeating past violations."
Many changes are to be expected with Endwalker, both with the classes and the already existing features. The new eight-player raid tier "Pandemonium" will also be introduced with the expansion.
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