Another player told me I was on a "Ban List"

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After playing a game I tried to join a new one and was immediately booted from the lobby by the host (a loser from my previous winning game).

He told me I was on a ban list for using multiple accounts. I have never played on a second account that I know of. Is this list real, if so, how do I find out what is going on and get things fixed!?

Is he just yanking my chain, a sore loser? I have < 30 games played and a 400 +/- 500 or so rating because I just play for fun and am still working on my econ skills a lot. This is the first time I have been kicked from a game like this, but if there is some kind of list (I can't find one) then I need to get this issue fixed!

Thanks. Conversation transcript below.

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It's the dude's personal list of people he won't play with.

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Cool, thanks!!

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That guy is taking !smurfcheck (or whatever the command was) a little too seriously mby?

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@jedioftheshire Some people forget that they too were once new to the game and that without new players FAF will eventually die out! Ignore the hater and keep on gaming 😊

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I'm always amused watching low-rated players accuse other people of being "smurfs." Part of being low-rated is that you're bad at the game (no offense; I was low-rated once and I was pretty bad). This means, among other things, that low-rated players are bad at being able to tell if someone is a "smurf."

There is basically no trick that a -200 can't do. They can make a ghetto gunship or they could ctrl-k a t2 mex in order to build a t3 mex on top of it. They can surround a mavor with pgens so it shoots faster and they can assist a shield to help it stay up under bombardment. They can dodge in circles to avoid notha bombs, etc. etc. etc. What separates a -200 from a 1500 primarily is not how many tricks they know. It's more about avoiding bad behaviors/mistakes, and about understanding what is important and prioritizing that.

If I want to know if someone is a smurf, I watch the replay from the accused person's point of view. I see what orders they queue up, how they balance mass/energy, and look for mistakes. I basically ignore clever tricks or amazing micro like hoverbombing. I'm looking to see how well they balance their economy and whether it even looks like they're trying.

As far as I can remember, every single time I've looked at a replay to see if someone is smurfing (not on behalf of the moderators/admins, just on my own) I see gameplay in line with the person's rating. If they win, it's because their opponents made a lot of mistakes. Not because they're a secret smurf.

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There not smurfs they’re bots, it’s 2022 guys update the schizo theories

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I figures it out lol. He probably used command !smurfcheck in aeolus and it showed a few other accounts to yours but he didnt consider that the commad does not work properly.

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The command works properly, just very many people share IP's nowadays, so the results need manual filtering and refining to get any sort of reliability out of them.

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Pretty sure the command uses to put Congreve and Farm as my smurfs due to us exchanging names a while ago. No idea if that ever stopped.