I received a message yesterday stating "this account has been banned permanently from Halo 4 online." I assumed this was some sort of error because I was playing with my 6 and 10 year old sons. We had just downloaded a Crimson Map Pack and were playing with others online. I had also just purchased several Turtle Beach headsets to allow my wife to keep her sanity, and trying to keep those for family communication only. In reviewing bans and reasons for bans - I've noticed full an partial bans. The message we received, being permanent, was self explanatory with the exception of cause.
Any review by administration, and/or the online community should certainly be able to establish that there have been NO manipulating network conditions to our advantage or to the detriment of the experience for other players. If anything, I am certain it could prove that a 42 year old, his 10 year old, and 6 year old are virtually incompetent at this game and last on the leader list for every game. There have been NO modifications to our ancient Xbox 360 hardware or game software and services in any way other than the addition of the headsets listed. As far as skill, EXP, or Credit Boosting, de-leveling, idling through games, cheating, habitual quitting or any other type of unsociable and unsportsmanlike behavior, I would be happy for administration, and/or the online community to indicate any areas of possible alleged abuse.
While I completely understand that there are not enough eyes, ears and fingers to respond to every post, I sincerely hope that the administration will take the time to look into this matter, provide an appropriate explanation, and return our onlin status. I feel more than certain that my/our limited public game history will indicate that for some folks who have spent a lot of money on midnight purchases, map packs, etc - we obviously play too poorly to be cheating.
I did a little research on my stats. Other than not so good, I have a total of 4 DNFs. I still don't have all this down, and was more interested in the time with my kids than the statistics. I still wouldn't think this is the cause for a PERMANENT BAN. The times that I believe the DNFs happened were as we fumbled through the controls to exit out as a new game was looking for players and forming. Our system is also older, and we frequently have connection/server issues. One DNF was today as we were given the boot.
If there is ANYONE in ADMINISTRATION, or in the COMMUNITY that could look at my stats, and let me know WHY a PERMANENT BAN was necessary, I would sincerely appreciate it.