Players who spammed enhancement or healing magic to gain excess skill points could face suspension.
Square Enix posted an official announcement today regarding an issue in Final Fantasy XIV where players are gaining excess skill points by spamming enhancing or healing magic on a party member. The issue is currently being addressed, and SE is reminding players that this is an exploit.
Players who happened to abuse this method without realizing it was an exploit are advised to report themselves through GM Call to have their skill points and skill rank corrected. SE will investigate the matter and may suspend the accounts of repeat offenders. You can read all the details after the jump.
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We have confirmed an issue where players may obtain large amount of skill points by casting enhancing or healing magic to the party member. The issue is currently being addressed.
Also we would like to remind that repeating this method intentionally is considered as fraudulent behavior. With players who have abused this method, an additional investigation shall be made and their account may receive penalty including account suspension in case we determine it to be malignant. The investigation is expected to take a while until the completion. For those of you who have happened to abuse this method without knowing it to be fraudulent, please report yourself through GM Call. By reporting yourself in, the amount of skill point and skill rank you have gained will be corrected by GM and the penalty to your account will be exempted.
For details on account penalty and prohibited activities, please refer to the following pages.
Account Penalty Policy
Prohibited Activities in Final Fantasy XIV
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
*This announcement has been partially updated on Sep. 27, 2010 at around 4:50 (PDT).