Ban Wave 11/19 Update
• 18,505 Axies were banned as a result of multiple account abuse.
• We modified the ban terms over the weekend upon discovering an error in our detection algorithms.
• We’ve updated the TOS to make the rules around multi-accounting more clear.
Over the weekend, we banned 18,505 Axies that were involved in systematic abuse of the multiple accounts rule. This involved situations where one human was playing and earning in-game resources on multiple Axie game accounts over a 24 hour period. This type of abuse is harmful to the economy and community– we collectively must work to hold each other accountable to our rules.
For example, scholarship leaders should actively work to ensure that scholars are not misrepresenting themselves and that each scholar only has access to one account. Some actions that can be taken to prevent this include scholarship applications that quiz applicants on the Axie terms of service, and video interviews.
Upon re-examination of the data this weekend, we discovered a error in our detection algorithms causing some innocent Axies to get banned. These Axies alongside other Axies that were sold on the marketplace prior to this detection wave have all been unbanned.
We also recognize that some of the banned Axies belong to well meaning-managers who are still learning how to best screen scholars. The bans in this wave have been reduced to 90 days which we believe gives managers a strong incentive to ensure that scholars are only playing on one in-game account.
Our Terms of Service have been updated to make these rules clearer https://axieinfinity.com/terms/. Please consider these Terms of Service carefully, as future ban waves will be less forgiving.
We know this affects a lot of you, and appreciate your continued support. Let’s work together as a community to ensure a fair gaming environment for all players and promote continuous healthy growth.