SOE Lays Down the Law on PlanetSide 2 Mods
SOE has posted a message to the PlanetSide 2 forums warning players not to run any game mods for shooter. Doing so will make you indistinguishable from players using hacks and cheats and earn you a mighty swing from the banhammer.
Don't use mods in PlanetSide 2 or you might just get judged.
While SOE acknowledges that there are some relatively harmless apps out there, they refuse to budge on the issue given that people using cheats will likely try and use that as a shield. In short, just dont use anything third-party developed on your PlanetSide 2 client.
It is vital that you not run software which modifies the Planetside 2 client in any way. If you do this, you are indistinguishable from various hacks that work in the same manner. The result of this is that you will be banned from gameplay and lose your characters/items.
We cannot make exceptions to this. We do understand there are relatively harmless apps that fall in this category, but if we allowed those they would simply be used as a shield excuse by players trying to cheat. This same rule applies to data that Planetside 2 uses for gameplay. Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory.
There are some applications that modify the windows or directx environment without changing the client. These may also result in suspensions unless we specifically exempt them and declare them ok to use.
The most simple guidance here is do not use third party programs which change the Planetside 2 gameplay in any way unless it has been specifically cleared by SOE.
The above does not apply to user initiated *.INI changes, those are allowed, although setting your own options incorrectly can result in bugs.