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Phantasy Star Online 2 Bans Over 10,000 Real Money Trading Accounts


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Over 10,000 accounts were banned in Phantasy Star Online 2 over a three week period.

These bans took place on October 2 and October 14 as RMT (real money transfers) occurred and naturally violated terms of use. If you’re unfamiliar with RMT, it’s basically buying or selling game data (Meseta in PSO 2) with real cash from various external sites which have no relation with Sega.

The reporting period was September 25 – October 15 with 10,153 reported, with the total number of cases hitting 31,611. Permanent bans were carried out. The team actually reminds everyone that this is potentially a criminal act,

“We would also like to note that there is the possibility of involvement in actual criminal activity through the purchase of Meseta from these RMT sites, e.g. cases where Meseta was stolen from another player through unauthorized access to their account. Due to this, we strongly warn players not to get involved with RMT.”

You can check out the full details of the ban and RMT trading here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.