11,500 Final Fantasy XI accounts banned

banniesSquare Enix has again taken action against Final Fantasy XI cheaters, banning more than 11,500 accounts, in turn, removing roughly 5 billion Gil from in-game circulation. The mass crackdown has affected users on all platforms (PC, PS2 & Xbox 360), as administrators targeted a range of illegal activities:
  • Use of 3rd-party tools to enhance character movement (approx. 1,100 accounts banned)
  • Use of 3rd-party tools to bypass game mechanics (e.g., timing of ability use) (approx. 6,400 accounts banned)
  • Engaging in Real Money Trading (RMT) (approx. 4,000 accounts banned)
See also:
FFXI cheaters hit with ban stick
FFXI customers axed for using third party tools

This article was originally published on Joystiq.