Here's a tip for when you're playing any game online (or just having any online interaction with other human beings): DON'T. BE. AN. ASSHOLE. That's it. Don't be a dick to others - basic politeness is all society really asks of you. But if you've played virtually any online game in the past, uh, 20 years or so, you know this rule is largely ignored. Being an asshole to others is almost second nature in online shooters and MMOs - people who you know in real life to be semi-normal, decent folks turn into savage swear-happy rage-monsters the second they start playing Counterstrike or League of Legends. Luckily, some game companies are finally starting to crack down on these assholes - and one asshole in particular just got so brutally served on the Rainbow Six Siege subreddit, we had to share it with you.
Poor naive redditor ultimo- had recently been banned from Rainbow Six Siege, along with his brother, and came to the sub to figure out why he had been (in his mind) unjustly kicked out of a game he had paid for and enjoyed, despite the fact that he had not cheated nor installed any cheating software.
In his post - Banned by FairFight for "multiple cheating offenses"., he wrote:
I have not cheated in Rainbow Six Siege and have been playing since the Beta, and I don't understand why Ubisoft flagged me and my brother in the system in a 20 minute time period. We both got flagged by FairFight but only I got banned. Can anyone help explain this situation to me?
He also posted the below screenshot as evidence of the ban:
Normally a post like this might be casually ignored or get a small amount of sympathy mixed with general outrage at an unfair game company banning a paying player for questionable reasoning...but not this post, which was noticed by Ubisoft community representative (and active redditor) Its_Epi, who happened to be the rep who issued the banning against ultimo-.
It could have been over with that - Its_Epi revealed it was a Code of Conduct violation and that ultimo- could be back to playing in about two weeks. No embarrassment or details necessary.
But, of course, ultimo- pushed the issue, and so Its_Epi was given little choice but to publicly air ultimo-'s shitty online behavior for all of the subreddit to see.
The rest of the thread - as you might imagine - was celebrating the glorious dressing down of a total dickhead who was claiming to be a victim of injustice when he was, in reality, a toxic shithead.