Son got perma banned

schuits

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Posting this here as it's more about family advice than gaming.

Backstory: Just over a month ago I got an email, my Rockstar account received a 30 day ban. So I get home and ask my son what he did to get the ban. Apparently he was playing GTA V and some person was killing his buddy. So he retaliated and killed this other player over 20 times or so. That player complained, and he got the ban.

Fine. I don't take any action, cause he learnt his lesson right? I also inform him that their policy is that on a second offence you get perma banned.

This weekend the 30 day ban ends, and he's as happy as a pig in sh*t.

Today I get another email. My rockstar account has gotten a permaban! I'm a bit surprised.
So I haven't spoken to him yet or told his mom, but like WTF dude?!

Should I reprimand him? Should I lock him out of my steam account? Should I just leave it and assume his young mind assimilates this ban in some way that he learns something?

On a side note, he want's his own gaming PC, which based on his recent behavior is a big fat NO.

TLDR: Son got a perma ban, should I as a parent do anything?
 

Daruk

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Posting this here as it's more about family advice than gaming.

Backstory: Just over a month ago I got an email, my Rockstar account received a 30 day ban. So I get home and ask my son what he did to get the ban. Apparently he was playing GTA V and some person was killing his buddy. So he retaliated and killed this other player over 20 times or so. That player complained, and he got the ban.

Fine. I don't take any action, cause he learnt his lesson right? I also inform him that their policy is that on a second offence you get perma banned.

This weekend the 30 day ban ends, and he's as happy as a pig in sh*t.

Today I get another email. My rockstar account has gotten a permaban! I'm a bit surprised.
So I haven't spoken to him yet or told his mom, but like WTF dude?!

Should I reprimand him? Should I lock him out of my steam account? Should I just leave it and assume his young mind assimilates this ban in some way that he learns something?

On a side note, he want's his own gaming PC, which based on his recent behavior is a big fat NO.

TLDR: Son got a perma ban, should I as a parent do anything?
Yes, give him the keys to the lawnmower on weekends. Summer is coming!
 

Daruk

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Posting this here as it's more about family advice than gaming.

Backstory: Just over a month ago I got an email, my Rockstar account received a 30 day ban. So I get home and ask my son what he did to get the ban. Apparently he was playing GTA V and some person was killing his buddy. So he retaliated and killed this other player over 20 times or so. That player complained, and he got the ban.

Fine. I don't take any action, cause he learnt his lesson right? I also inform him that their policy is that on a second offence you get perma banned.

This weekend the 30 day ban ends, and he's as happy as a pig in sh*t.

Today I get another email. My rockstar account has gotten a permaban! I'm a bit surprised.
So I haven't spoken to him yet or told his mom, but like WTF dude?!

Should I reprimand him? Should I lock him out of my steam account? Should I just leave it and assume his young mind assimilates this ban in some way that he learns something?

On a side note, he want's his own gaming PC, which based on his recent behavior is a big fat NO.

TLDR: Son got a perma ban, should I as a parent do anything?
Sign him up for two years in the SANDF.
 

Bryn

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Permabans in GTA: Online on PC are usually due to using low-quality modding menus. The entire community is mostly griefers, so bans from that are fairly rare. But modding your bank balance, and especially casino chip balance, can easily result in a ban.
 

schuits

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Why the perma ban?
I don't know yet. I haven't spoken to him. Rockstar just sends a mail saying you violated their terms and conditions. They don't offer an explanation and you refute or ask why.
 

schuits

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Sounds like he needs a few lesson in conflict management.

I suggest you get him involved in an group sport where he can interact with real human beings, not online persona's.
Indeed, and anger management. He's homeschooled and the toxic gaming environment hasn't exactly been the perfect environment to learn how to interact with people.
 
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