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Final Fantasy XI bullies banned

We'd have set Ichi on them.

Square Enix has permanently banned the PlayOnline accounts of more than 800 Final Fantasy XI players after they violated the massively-multiplayer game's user agreement.

According to Square Enix, the players in question were ganging up and seizing control of hunting grounds to prevent other players collecting particular sought-after items from monsters, bullying and even killing people who defied them.

Square Enix has said that acts of harassment are "forbidden" and "cannot be overlooked", encouraging anyone being bullied by a similar gang to contact a game master.

It said: "severely disturbing the enjoyment of other users by monopolizing monsters is not acceptable. We have taken measures against players who have been clearly going against the terms of service."

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