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DoktorZnanosti #1 Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:39 PM

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To keep it real short, I read about a guy who got banned because him and his son played on their accounts but they switched computers sometimes

 

I plan on buying a new PC soon so I'm wondering if you'll ban me for playing from another IP address?



D34dly #2 Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:53 AM

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I use multiple computers. (1year) one laptop and one gaming rigg. guess if you use them in the same city = safe ?

Nokkeli #3 Posted 07 January 2017 - 07:24 AM

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I doubt they got banned. However WG might have suspended access to the account if they thought the activity was suspicious. All you need to do is contact support and explain the situation and then you will be able to log in again.

Homer_J #4 Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:45 AM

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View PostDoktorZnanosti, on 06 January 2017 - 09:39 PM, said:

To keep it real short, I read about a guy who got banned because him and his son played on their accounts but they switched computers sometimes

Really?  Where did you read this?

 

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I plan on buying a new PC soon so I'm wondering if you'll ban me for playing from another IP address?

First off, a new PC might not mean a new IP address if you are on the same broadband connection.

 

However, most home broadband is on dynamic IP.  Which means your IP address can change every time you switch your router off and on, or in some cases, every day regardless.  Nobody ever got banned for changing IP address.



DoktorZnanosti #5 Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:40 PM

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It was on reddit

Homer_J #6 Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:57 PM

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View PostDoktorZnanosti, on 07 January 2017 - 04:40 PM, said:

It was on reddit

 

There must be more to it than they just switched computers.

DoktorZnanosti #7 Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:29 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 07 January 2017 - 04:57 PM, said:

 

There must be more to it than they just switched computers.

 

The dad started the thread, said him and his son platooned sometimes and that his son played from dad's computer and I guess the dad played from the son's computer. They just switched it up for some reason, didn't break any rules. They unbanned him in the end but I don't want to go back and forth with the support over this bs like he had to, that's all

juonimies #8 Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

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Gee, is it forbidden to buy a new computer...? Somehow I just could believe that from these WG dudes...

Nishi_Kinuyo #9 Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:46 PM

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Eh, as long as the gateway router doesn't change there shouldn't be any issues at all (except, perhaps, latency), as long as geographical location is fairly close-by (e.g. within same province/country) there shouldn't be any issues.

What might also help if the accesser each time is of roughly similar skill level.

If some korean guy were to suddenly access your account from across the globe and stetpeds your account, you'll probably have some trouble.

 

Because honestly, it'd be odd if WG or any other MMO for that matter would look solely at IP address for determining if someone got hacked.

Homer_J

 However, most home broadband is on dynamic IP.  Which means your IP address can change every time you switch your router off and on, or in some cases, every day regardless.  Nobody ever got banned for changing IP address.

 To elaborate: all laptops, desktops, tablets, etc. used within your home on the same network have a different local IP address (typically 10.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x) so they can communicate with each other locally if set to it. Your gateway router will, as such, have two IP addresses; a local one in the same range as the rest of your devices, and an external one allocated by your service provider. This is done primarily to make sure that as many people can use the internet as possible.

Wargaming will primarily see your external IP address because the local one is subject to change and barely matters to them at all.

 

TL;DR: Gaming with your parents/children within the same household is perfectly fine by Wargaming, although they would prefer that you do not share accounts.

After all, Viktor Kislyi does it himself; playing together with his son.



Homer_J #10 Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:52 PM

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View PostDoktorZnanosti, on 07 January 2017 - 05:29 PM, said:

 

The dad started the thread, said him and his son platooned sometimes and that his son played from dad's computer and I guess the dad played from the son's computer. They just switched it up for some reason, didn't break any rules. They unbanned him in the end but I don't want to go back and forth with the support over this bs like he had to, that's all

 

Like I said, there's more to this story that just Dad and son share PCs.  There's plenty of people play with multiple accounts on multiple PCs, it's not even against the rules to have multiple accounts.

sjekky #11 Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:08 PM

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get a ban for a new pc? never will be, think about the fact you go on holidays in a other country and login.

Link_to_Insanity #12 Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:33 PM

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View PostNokkeli, on 07 January 2017 - 06:24 AM, said:

I doubt they got banned. However WG might have suspended access to the account if they thought the activity was suspicious. All you need to do is contact support and explain the situation and then you will be able to log in again.

 

 

Except Support are useless and will probably just send you a copy + paste response.



DoktorZnanosti #13 Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:00 PM

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I'm in the process of downloading the game on my new computer, so as I said earlier, if you see me playing from a different IP tomorrow, DON'T BAN ME

datester #14 Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:49 AM

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Ive played from five different computers, in three different countries. Hasnt got me banned. Yet.

Tiny_Swe #15 Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:34 PM

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I do think you are allowed to play from different ip adresses. I did the togtober marathon on my laptop staying at 3 different hotels in 3 different cities





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