Last night a number of accounts were banned for abusing a bug in Vortex, allowing them to collect several stacks of rewards for one run, and without even finishing the rounds. This behaviour also causes the server to become unstable over time, causing Vortex and even channels to crash. You are not only cheating by abusing this bug but you are causing misery to other players.
It is quite clear in our server rules that you are not allowed to abuse bugs. I really don't care if your friends were doing it, or people said it was ok, the rules are quite clear about this. The nature of this bug could never be mistakenly thought of as "normal" so anyone saying they didn't know they were abusing a bug is talking bullshit.
I will try to fix this bug over the next few days when I can grab some time to do so, so until then please DO NOT continue to abuse this bug because I will check the logs each day from now on.
Now, the ban. I haven't decided if this will be a permanent ban or a long temporary ban, and I am trying not to make that decision whilst still in a bad mood. Sending me private messages begging for your account back, telling me it's my fault anyway, or any other excuse is not helping you, so don't bother.
The following characters and their accounts are affected by this ban (so far).
Please mention this post to your guild mates and those that don't check the forum very often. Warn them that anyone abusing this bug will lose their account.