Knowing that I was involved in sharing information leading to this ban, I would like to comment.
Ben, I know you had no intention on breaking any guidelines, and to be fair, your first offense (in July) was influenced by another player who was trying to help.
I know you’ve not only intended to follow the rules, but you also felt very bad and were very apologetic whenever you broke them. I feel you, and I understand your situation with compassion, given that I was in a similar position at your age.
However, there are only so many rule violations that can happen before someone completely snaps, and I found myself in that position, 2 days ago.
Guideline after guideline was broken, with the occasional other PCB rule break.
There were about 9 instances where you repeatedly broke guideline zones, either covering the sidewalk or substantially reducing adjacent build slots.
Around 11 logblock-requiring incidents occurred under your name, where you placed random stuff on both sidewalks, streets, and slots across Dixieville. I never gave you permission to build in those places, and that is against PCB Rules.
On occasion, the way you responded when I said “no” to your requests were disrespectful and careless, despite my tolerance for that. The occasional mini-tantrum over me saying “no” did not help your case, either.
The last offense in my city, came when you said you would read the rules. As soon as you said it, I watched you step on the pressure plate (for the rulebook) for the first time, step off, and immediately say, “Bane, I read it.”
That, to me, is being dishonest. That moment is when I decided to report you.
At times, I have also seen you spam (in-chat) and nag both Totqlity and me, along with a few other players. Being clingy is a very damaging and unhealthy habit, and you need to respect other players’ privacy.
I know you were joking, but when we’re welcoming a new player to PCB, you saying “Welcome to my dick” was both uncalled for and inconsiderate. That new player could be 8 or 9 years old.
Ben, I know you did not mean to break all these rules/guidelines, but you broke the same ones over and over again. Given that you had around 3 months to learn the rules, the increased rate of offenses in this past week was absolutely intolerable.
In my opinion (knowing your age), I’m afraid that it may take 3-6 months for you to improve your habits and behavior, to show that you can be more trustworthy on this server. And possibly, that time may not be long enough. Remember, it took me 3 years to mature on PCB.
Again, I know you are a player with promising intentions,
but you need to fix up and mature. I’m afraid that will require some time. Patience is a virtue, and I think you need a reality check on it. Remember, there’s a difference between a suggestion and a rule.
I hope this is could be a long turning-point for the better (for you), and I hope that you will grow more mature, with time. But for now, grow up.