Ocean (NA)
: wdym malzahar was trash all season, and then when he became meta again i started playing him, but he was quickly pushed out by lissandra lol
Heya Ocean, You actually had your account boosted three times this year: * Once in mid-March by a Ryze/Cass main, who I've affectionately titled "Faker of the West." * Once in late-May (briefly), by ya boy jungle Xin Zhao with the occasional Jax assist. * And in late-September, you personally teleported to Costa Rica, simultaneously merging yourself with the void and absorbing the knowledge of every previous Malzahar main. Ascending to your true, darker form, you gained 200 MMR in 4 days, stopping only once your lust for D5 had been satiated. Honestly, screenshot my post and get your money back for these boosts, because in the now immortal words of BiIiBili, "I.. I can't express enough how obvious this is."
: Banning Scipters over negative players.
Looked into your last 100 ranked games and you played with exactly one scripter (on your team), who has since had his account nuked so hard that even his grandkids' grandkids won't be able to login. They're a dying breed, my man.
: You're misreading the reply: > After taking a deeper look at your case I have gone ahead and removed the permaban at this time ***due to the strange activity that I saw on the account.*** > > However, ***I would use this as a learning experience and make sure that you keep your account secure so that this doesn't happen again in the future. Remember, as the account owner you still accountable for actions that occur on your account during all games***... AKA: They saw someone else logged into your account and used scripts, but the automated system correctly identified scripts.
Tóól (NA)
: Friend got banned and it may have been my fault
Just to clear this up real quick: 1. You were both banned for using the exact same scripting application. 2. MKLoL hasn't been thing for nearly a year, and no support agent ever referenced it. 3. We don't derive cheating suspensions from game chats, that is seriously ridiculous. 4. The enemy team probably accused you of scripting because you were scripting. While it's admittedly kinda adorable that you both ended up in the same banwave, I couldn't even begin to guess at what you hoped to accomplish with this thread. I'd strongly suggest a different video game if you need cheats to play this one. Godspeed.
Swytch (NA)
: "scripting" ban wave
Heya Swytch, Dug into your case, and a few things have become incredibly obvious: As some others here have pointed out, you had your account boosted last season (in late july, specifically). Your boosters utilized a fairly common scripting application while rendering their services, and though you might feel like this isn't your fault, I'd like to remind you that it was your decision to share your account credentials. We ultimately hold account owners responsible for actions taken, and it should probably come as no surprise that using cheats in pretty much every ranked game results in a permanent suspension. Now, what's even more interesting is the fact that, since your return (February), you've personally used a totally different scripting suite (though I won't specify which one). I wouldn't know exactly what you're trying to do here, but I'm personally very confident in leaving your account banned for a few centuries. If you want to cheat, I'd recommend a different video game. Hope this addresses your concerns, thanks!
oqa (NA)
: Random Permaban with no email telling me why
Your confusion confuses me: You tested a 3rd party scripting application in mid-February, and as we've definitely mentioned before, we're seriously not about that life.
Andraxx (NA)
: Voluntarily? I have more honor and self respect for selling out, especially for a video game, for some reward that in the whole scheme of life really doesn't matter. I appreciate the actual proof and evidence that there was foul play on my account and now I have more of an idea of what exactly happened in regards to all this. I will still stick by that I didn't know my account was being accessed from another location because I didn't. And I did, myself get to gold 3, you can see that I even played Darius for the span of gold 5 to gold 3 and won matches, were they flawless with amazing kda's? No, but I still progressed. And as for the kayle and tf games, I used to main mid as I previously stated. Again thank you for actually providing me with some real evidence on this claim and for making me see what was going on. That's all I wanted but no one was willing to show anything. Respectfully, Andraxx
This account's twisted fate games came from Ukraine. I'd recommend reevaluating your ranked strategy next year, good luck!
Andraxx (NA)
: So apparently not getting my season rewards is under player behavior.
Heya Andraxx, Just jumping in here to confirm that your account was boosted voluntarily, you definitely weren't compromised. Roughly 65% of your ranked games came from a separate location earlier this season (just a few thousand miles away), and because you were simultaneously teleporting home to play a few normals (or to check the status of your boost), it starts to look more than a little obvious. Your booster took you from Bronze II to Gold III, and was ultimately responsible for all of your MMR gains this season (the games you played afterwards to avoid decay resulted in a demotion to Gold IV). Now even if you had been compromised (and your attacker decided to give the account back after achieving that fresh border), I'm sure you can see how awkward it would be to award you for someone else's efforts. Deep Terror Nami is correct: your case was assigned to the inappropriate queue (account recovery instead of player behavior), and while I'm not going to resuspend you or anything, it wouldn't really be fair to give you rewards this season. I wish you the best of luck in your future ranked endeavors, but remember that if you try this again, the result will be a league-based vacation [lasting approximately one century](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/204168430-MMR-Boosting-Detection#h3).
  Rioter Comments
VaviM (EUW)
: > [{quoted}](name=Sarutobi,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=fKKXNPAB,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2016-06-01T16:39:03.716+0000) > > Possibly another ban wave from 3rd party program users. But also when they ban people from this it also includes people who share accounts, or have given other people access to their account. I understand what you are saying, but i have never shared my account, i wouldn't know why. I got a response back from Riot stating the same they said in the mail why i was banned, no details given. I can easy make a new account, and already did to keep me busy, but what if something on my pc caused them to think i did use 3rd party? I have nothing related to this game except the game itself on my mac. So what stops them from banning me again? This is just not fair, they can just remove all they want from their game cause something somehow spotted something, even if ya didnt do it. I thought america used judge and jury? (thinking RIOT is US)
You definitely shared your account through pretty much all of the last month, and unfortunately, your friend didn't have the same respect for fair play that you did. Sorry to call you out here, but it's important that we utilize good information in our assumptions, and there's nothing "on your pc" that'd cause a false positive: **scripting suspensions are a result of scripting applications**.
: > [{quoted}](name=mirageofpenguins,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=tX2h82vd,comment-id=0007,timestamp=2016-05-19T03:09:09.205+0000) > > So, a relatively large percentage of the most recent scripting banwave inaccurately targeted previous mkjogo users (a skinhacking application). It was definitely a bug, and we never planned to issue permanent suspensions for this type of abuse. ** As of this post, all affected players have been unbanned. ** > > Always practice caution in choosing to use client modifications. While we're not permanently suspending for mkjogo today, we're obviously not ever going to condone any "skinhacking" service. I never used any third party programs and I was recently perma-banned, mine was not overturned as if this post. I sent a support ticket and it has not been addressed... I have not been punished in several YEARS so to go from nothing to instant perma-ban is very disconcerting. I hope this was also a mistake .... but there is complete silence from Riot's part. My ticket hasn't even been responded to. I initially thought my account had been hacked or something but apparently not. I think it was because of toxicity which would be fine but I didn't even get chat logs or warnings... I had an account banned for toxicity in S2 (4-5 years ago) and I had LOTS of warnings and punishments prior to being perma-banned.... this time it came straight out of nowhere, the email I got doesn't explain it and when I try to log on, it just says; >This account has been permanently suspended. Please check the email address associated with your League of Legends account for additional details.
Looks like your suspension is due to behavior, not 3rd party applications. This is something that'd be better handled in your ticket, so I'd definitely encourage patience in waiting for a response.
: honestly.... I used it like 3 months ago... then I got a warning to stop using it... I immediately Deleted/ uninstalled it from my pc... and still got banned...
Heya dude, You're correct: you have stopped using mkjogo. Our last scripting banwave inappropriately targeted some skinhacking abuse (you included), though we never intended to permanently suspend for that behavior exclusively. **All those affected should now be unbanned.** Thanks for the honesty, and as always, practice caution in choosing to use client modifications. While we're not permanently suspending for mkjogo today, we're obviously not ever going to condone any "skinhacking" service.
Émiil (NA)
: @Riot -- What the hell is going on???
So, a relatively large percentage of the most recent scripting banwave inaccurately targeted previous mkjogo users (a skinhacking application). It was definitely a bug, and we never planned to issue permanent suspensions for this type of abuse. ** As of this post, all affected players have been unbanned. ** Always practice caution in choosing to use client modifications. While we're not permanently suspending for mkjogo today, we're obviously not ever going to condone any "skinhacking" service.
Polukus (NA)
: Riot Games, Inc. Strikes Again!
Dear Mr. Hoffman, Spent some time looking into your history, and you definitely shared your account with a player currently on your friend's list. That friend was similarly suspended for scripting applications, so this really shouldn't come as a huge surprise to either of you. While I'd agree that you didn't personally utilize any cheats, the sharing here isn't really up for dispute (it's very obvious), and we ultimately hold an account responsible for the actions taken on it. With that in mind, I'd like to take this moment to reiterate the importance of account security, and encourage you to review our guidelines, [here](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201751664-Protecting-Your-Account#h2q1).
IR A G E (NA)
: now you have alot of work to do with some more mishandled bans
> [{quoted}](name=IR A G E,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=y5XtpzpL,comment-id=00090004,timestamp=2016-02-26T03:20:59.813+0000) > > now you have alot of work to do with some more mishandled bans Heya IRAGE, Just to clear this up real quick, your case wasn't mishandled. You tested a scripting suite in early january, and then you received a permanent ban. The effort is appreciated, but this system isn't a mystery: use scripts -> become suspended.
Jus2Gud (OCE)
: So, Riot have taken my money and dumped me.
Heya Jus2Gud, Digging into your claim, it actually looks like the scripting occurred in two games during a period of established compromise. Your case was definitely mishandled, and I'm gonna work to make sure it doesn't happen again. You've been unbanned, and we'll be reaching out in your ticket with further information. For those seeking some of that hot context, I've made this decision due to the low frequency of abuse and the fact that you were quite clearly hacked (as opposed to voluntarily sharing your account). Thanks for getting this to our attention, we can use your experience to better compensate for cases like this in the future.
Zafy (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=mirageofpenguins,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=i4b3qE7Q,comment-id=0015,timestamp=2016-02-24T20:43:55.188+0000) > > Heya Bui, > > I've spent some time investigating your claims, and I believe I've identified a primary source of confusion: > > Back towards the end of last season, you allowed another player to utilize your account for exactly 9 ranked games and one promotional series (sometimes referred to as boosting). During his brief tenure, he unfortunately employed the use of a fairly obvious scripting application, and while it may not seem like you're directly at fault, we ultimately hold an account responsible for the actions taken on it. > > The damage here was significant. You were reported in just about every game you allowed him to play for you, and while we don't use player reports to determine guilt, they definitely paint a picture of the pain caused by scripting suites. There's never really a good reason to share your account, and those seeking additional security guidelines can level up [here](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201751664-Protecting-Your-Account#h2q1). Wait a second, so not only was he punished for the boosting but now he and countless others now have to suffer a second ban (a permanent one) for the same reason? So you guys are punishing him for boosting (which it seems he did the time I believe) but then decide later down the road that "hey the booster also used ____, lets ban him again for basically the same reason" ? isn't that a little unfair to players who already did the time for basically the same thing. lol I mean why not just permanently suspend him during the boosting incident then :/ Because see now I have to think in terms of myself that I wont be receiving my account back as well. I got "accused" of being elo boosted or elo boosting ( I still to this day cant clarify which it is by the email alone) and even my attempts to dispute it and offering to give proper evidence that I did in-fact NOT boost failed and I just gave up and went through with the punishment. Now I have to assume I wont get my account back either even though I have streams, videos, ip's of all addresses I was at (including photos of tickets that confirm I went to these locations) that all say otherwise and defend my innocence. Idk, seems like you guys are just beating a dead horse with this ban wave then.
> [{quoted}](name=Zafy,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=i4b3qE7Q,comment-id=00150006,timestamp=2016-02-24T23:58:27.719+0000) > > Wait a second, so not only was he punished for the boosting but now he and countless others now have to suffer a second ban (a permanent one) for the same reason? So you guys are punishing him for boosting (which it seems he did the time I believe) but then decide later down the road that "hey the booster also used ____, lets ban him again for basically the same reason" ? isn't that a little unfair to players who already did the time for basically the same thing. lol I mean why not just permanently suspend him during the boosting incident then :/ > > Because see now I have to think in terms of myself that I wont be receiving my account back as well. I got "accused" of being elo boosted or elo boosting ( I still to this day cant clarify which it is by the email alone) and even my attempts to dispute it and offering to give proper evidence that I did in-fact NOT boost failed and I just gave up and went through with the punishment. Now I have to assume I wont get my account back either even though I have streams, videos, ip's of all addresses I was at (including photos of tickets that confirm I went to these locations) that all say otherwise and defend my innocence. Idk, seems like you guys are just beating a dead horse with this ban wave then. For starters and in the interest of transparency, I'd like to briefly mention that your boost is actually the most obvious one of my entire career. More importantly though, I could definitely use some assistance in understanding the logic of your dispute, because as I currently interpret it, there's a glaring hole in the premise of this argument: Because you were definitely scripting in more than 50% of your ranked games last season (congrats on platinum), two outcomes exist: 1. You had your account boosted and a secondary player used scripts without your consent (a comparatively favorable stance) 2. You actually didn't boost (just teleported to a new country), and then you personally employed scripts for #madgains (your current claim) I'll let you choose which one of those you'd like to be guilty of, but unfortunately the punishment for both cases is identical (a ban lasting just a few centuries). I'd also like to concede that you probably should've been permanently suspended in the first place, but because these systems were developed independently, boosting never checked against scripting status prior to issuing an action. That last thing has been fixed, and moving forward, an account won't receive a boosting punishment should it already be queued for a scripting suspension in the future.
JTCY (NA)
: > [{quoted}](name=mirageofpenguins,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=69qVefAr,comment-id=0005,timestamp=2016-02-24T20:18:47.785+0000) > > These most recent suspensions are for scripting suites, specifically. Custom assets, skin installers, or voice applications just tend to be an easier scapegoat for those attempting to dispute a ban, but to be clear, we're not going to action for any modification that doesn't directly influence competitive integrity. That's a pretty bold statement. I'm a victim of this banwave, and I don't use any scripts or even custom skin or voice modders. Is Riot saying that every single ban they've made so far are 100% accurate? That's a really bold statement especially when there are hundreds and thousands of people right now on all forms of social media and forums saying that they have gotten banned.
> [{quoted}](name=JTCY,realm=NA,application-id=ZGEFLEUQ,discussion-id=69qVefAr,comment-id=00050003,timestamp=2016-02-24T20:45:21.186+0000) > > That's a pretty bold statement. I'm a victim of this banwave, and I don't use any scripts or even custom skin or voice modders. Is Riot saying that every single ban they've made so far are 100% accurate? That's a really bold statement especially when there are hundreds and thousands of people right now on all forms of social media and forums saying that they have gotten banned. This system is absolutely 100% accurate in actions taken against scripting applications, and I personally wouldn't allow any permanent suspension that wasn't statistically certain. The majority of recent claims are primarily due to account sharing or more generally, blatant fibbing. We're not going to catch everyone with this methodology, but we're getting better. As for your case, even a brief look at your account reveals how many people play on it (at least 2, as others have pointed out), and while one of them might be innocent, I'm confident that a ban here was necessary.
Bui (NA)
: Account Permanently Suspended for 3rd party programs or modifications? Never used before.
Heya Bui, I've spent some time investigating your claims, and I believe I've identified a primary source of confusion: Back towards the end of last season, you allowed another player to utilize your account for exactly 9 ranked games and one promotional series (sometimes referred to as boosting). During his brief tenure, he unfortunately employed the use of a fairly obvious scripting application, and while it may not seem like you're directly at fault, we ultimately hold an account responsible for the actions taken on it. The damage here was significant. You were reported in just about every game you allowed him to play for you, and while we don't use player reports to determine guilt, they definitely paint a picture of the pain caused by scripting suites. There's never really a good reason to share your account, and those seeking additional security guidelines can level up [here](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201751664-Protecting-Your-Account#h2q1).
: Can we get a list of approved apps?
These most recent suspensions are for scripting suites, specifically. Custom assets, skin installers, or voice applications just tend to be an easier scapegoat for those attempting to dispute a ban, but to be clear, we're not going to action for any modification that doesn't directly influence competitive integrity.
: Anyone from Riot look at this real quick
Heya DynastyNam, This is going to be fairly straightforward, but I'll elaborate the best I'm able or allowed: Back in late-September, it looks like you tried a scripting application for a few days and for several games. As an arbiter of the system that detected you, I am personally and statistically confident that the evidence here is accurate. I know it can feel like you're innocent because you've since stopped abusing it, but as the majority of those games were ranked, it really wouldn't be fair to exonerate you. Cheating is cheating, and winning isn't everything.
: Perma-Suspended for use of Custom Skins?
Heya Derrick, I appreciate the thoroughly documented screencaps, but we don't currently suspend for the use of Wooxy or other skin installers (if that's their only functionality). You were detected using a scripting application, and even though your account was being shared at the time, we still hold it responsible for the actions taken. I've spent some time investigating your claims, and like some other cases recently, it looks like you allowed someone else access to your account in October of last season. They played a few games on your behalf (34 to be precise), and while it may've gained you a few divisions, it also netted a permanent suspension for the abuse of 3rd party programs. It's also important to note that boosters tend to utilize cheats for a faster service, and because banwaves are delayed to appropriately occlude detection methodology, they can do some significant damage to your ranked integrity. There's never really a good reason to share your account, and those seeking additional security guidelines can level up [here](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201751664-Protecting-Your-Account#h2q1).
: I am permanently banned
Hey Fabulouso, After digging into your case, I'd agree that you didn't personally abuse any third party modifications, but I think I can still help with some of the confusion: Back in mid-October you allowed another player to participate in ranked games on your behalf (sometimes affectionately referred to as "boosting"), and in those 31 games, that player utilized a scripting application for a quick competitive advantage. It may not immediately seem like you're the one at fault here, but it'd be important to remember that this type of abuse negatively affects the experience of other players. Because they're not the ones to suffer any instant consequence, boosting services are likely to use cheats for convenience. We've made significant efforts to detect this scripting behavior, and as a general rule, I'd recommend not [sharing your account](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201751664-Protecting-Your-Account#h2q1) for any reason. Gold V definitely isn't worth it.
: Banned for 3rd Party software when I've never used it before?!?!?
Heya CheesyTimes, As some other players have correctly identified, you were having your account boosted during the detection period (mid-October, specifically). Your booster utilized a scripting application, and while it might not feel like you were directly responsible, all 28 games spent cheating left significant impact on the integrity of your account and to the competitive experience of other players. Even during stretches of intense sharing, an account is ultimately responsible for the actions taken on it, and with that in mind, I'd encourage you to review our security guidelines, [here.](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201751664-Protecting-Your-Account#h2q1)
Lew (NA)
: Sounds more like a case of you sharing the account with someone and they were boosting it for you with scripts...
: so you guys are starting to detect scripters, right?
Can't be too explicit into when or how, but I'll keep this as informative as I can: Yes.
gundbear (NA)
: Wrongly accused of MMR Boosting
Heya gundbear, I went ahead and dug into your suspension, and you're correct, you definitely played the last 50 ranked games yourself (the last 65, to be precise). Unfortunately, your account regularly took a small detour of roughly 650 miles for your placement games at the beginning of this season, and while that'd be just fine by itself, what's infinitely more impressive is the fact that it made that trip repeatedly (in as little as 14 seconds) just to play 10 ranked games. Your booster went 9/1, and I know it feels like you've since earned the resulting MMR, but it's important that you play all of your ranked games yourself (not just 90% of them). In the interest of clarity, I feel it's meaningful to note that the metrics above aren't used by the system that flagged you, they're just the most obvious to a human and the easiest to discuss. I also wanted to take this time to thank you for changing your password prior to sharing your account with your booster. Not because it made it easier to identify you, but because I genuinely appreciate your commitment to account security.
: Hey all, I've got a question for a Rioter involved in this project. I realize you guys can't go into too much detail, but I was curious if some known third party replay systems, such as Baron Replays, have been tested with the new detection methods and whether or not they might trigger a "positive" result. Alternatively, if you might be able to recommend a third party replay system that is compatible with your methods such that I won't get accidentally banned for using it. It's something I'm worried about as an aspiring content creator.
So, we want to avoid specific detail and definitive exclusions for two reasons: * Some ambiguity definitely creates hurdles for those attempting to circumvent our detection methodology * The lack of a whitelist allows us flexibility in future decisions should an application choose to include features that compromise competitive integrity That said, the details collected are verbose enough to allow for extensive audit, and there's no reason a replay system would trigger any account action at this time.
: ***
Neither of these are the ones identified as bots, though the emails associated are identical. It's important to note that if you've purchased accounts in the past, they were likely leveled using a botting service (and would be similarly caught under these suspensions).
Slayar (NA)
: I know i have more than a few accounts tied to this email. Anyway to know what account/accounts this is directed at?
Wouldn't want to share that publicly, but it's not the account you're currently posting on. You can submit a [support ticket](https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/requests/new) for more information.
: Yeah I am genuinely confused about this. I literally have gone through a long process of playing games up to level 30, and placed myself in silver. Climbed to plat, and am now close to diamond, and now i'm supposedly going to be banned for Mods? I don't even know of any mods that exist in this game. I do have a Blakinola announcer pack installed but, is that illegal?
If you're certain about that first bit, I wouldn't mind providing some of your account's leveling statistics here for clarification. Just let me know if that's something you'd be alright with.

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