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The Final Fantasy XI team has been working hard to keep your game disturbance free, and they announced today that 8,900 additional accounts have been banned and 1,500 have been suspended for various violations.
We would like to report the termination today of multiple accounts held by players involved in the usage of third-party tools or cheats, or engaged in RMT (Real Money Trading) activities.
Based on the results of our investigation, around 8,900 PlayOnline accounts were terminated while around 1,500 accounts were temporarily suspended.
Additionally, we have increased the number of mass bannings against certain PlayOnline violations in order to prevent illegal acts.
Read more at the FFXI website.