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  • Originally posted by GermanViet View Post
    With TI going on I believe there are quite a few people running 4-5 or even more intances of Dota watching tournament games.

    There are not many scenarios where you have to run two or more instances of Dota. Unless you are using the dual setup on one tower (2 keyboard 2 mouse 1 tower) you will have to idle on one dota instance. And you shouldn't idle on that one dota instance in order to idle farm tournament games/chat spam the dota channels.

    You are still free to run multiple Steam instances to trade with yourself etc.

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    It may cause a few false shadow bans (or w/e you want to call it) but these penalties don't last forever (console var match_disabled_until_date match_disabled_count) and it is often preventable if you are a legit player. The upside of this change is far greater because it gets drastically harder to idle farm tournament games or bot playing games.
    Now we need something to deal with the chat bots.
    I can accept the fact that Valve has banned me for using a third party program to exploit Dota 2(I guess it's a fault on our part) and fully support the cause, only thing I don't like is that they didn't give proper notifications to their bans or as to why we can't find matches anymore.
    Last edited by mikkoxdd; 05-24-2014, 03:36 AM.

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    • You can convert the weird numbers to date here: http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm
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      • Originally posted by GermanViet View Post
        You can convert the weird numbers to date here: http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm
        Yeah, confirmed my thoughts. Valve started 'shadowbanning' when they implemented that patch last Thursday.

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        • Originally posted by akana View Post
          Yup, i used sandboxie solely to watch 2 games ingame since my twitch quality is awful and i got mm banned similarly.
          This is bad...

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          • http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm shows that i have ban until 22 may but i still cant find game...


            BUT

            account_disabled_until_date: 0
            account_disabled_count: 0


            ??????????????????????????????????????????????????

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            • How can you tell if your shadowbanned, is the only way to see if que lasts 10+ mins?

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              • ^ No you were banned on that date

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                • Originally posted by mikkoxdd View Post
                  here's mine

                  match_disabled_until_date: 1400760604
                  match_disabled_count: 57
                  GMT: Thu, 22 May 2014 12:10:04 GMT

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                  • So it seems perma ban...

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                    • How can we affect on Valve devs?

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                      • Originally posted by mikkoxdd View Post
                        here's mine

                        match_disabled_until_date: 1400760604
                        match_disabled_count: 57
                        I don't run multiple instances on same computer but I was thinking about doing so for TI since I don't have enough bandwidth to stream multiple games.

                        Here is fine (never used multiple steam/dota2 or any external programs):

                        match_disabled_until_date: 1400445540
                        match_disabled_count: 78

                        Alt account's:

                        match_disabled_until_date: 1400379272
                        match_disabled_count: 2


                        Can you all share this details too?

                        My guess is once match_disabled_count reaches a threshold, you get banned?
                        Last edited by CvP; 05-24-2014, 04:07 AM.

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                        • Originally posted by CvP View Post
                          I don't run multiple instances on same computer but I was thinking about doing so for TI since I don't have enough bandwidth to stream multiple games.

                          Here is fine (never used multiple steam/dota2 or any external programs):

                          match_disabled_until_date: 1400445540
                          match_disabled_count: 78


                          Can you all share this details too?
                          How do you find the match disabled date and count?

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                          • Originally posted by CvP View Post
                            I don't run multiple instances on same computer but I was thinking about doing so for TI since I don't have enough bandwidth to stream multiple games.

                            Here is fine (never used multiple steam/dota2 or any external programs):

                            match_disabled_until_date: 1400445540
                            match_disabled_count: 78


                            Can you all share this details too?
                            It says May 18 2014 20:39:00 GMT.. Hmm I don't think that account debug helps here.

                            As far as I can tell, only direct statement from Valve can pretty much solve this.

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                            • match_disabled_until_date: 1400797104
                              match_disabled_count: 80

                              Here are mine

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                              • Originally posted by Esg View Post
                                How do you find the match disabled date and count?
                                in console type the this:

                                developer 1
                                dota_game_account_debug
                                If you find spelling errors, you are free to take them.

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