This appeal against the suspension of my account is submitted in hopes of overturning the suspension of my in-game account. I deeply regret the actions that led to my suspension and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or disruption caused.
In the following case, an exploit was uncovered and exploited through playing Rainbow Rumble and Bumbercorns. The exploit spanned over 2 days, with discrepancies arising on the 1st day regarding the withdrawal limit of Rainbow Rumble, where the exploit was not yet detected. It was only recognized when attempting to claim stamps from Season 1 on the same day rewards were distributed for Season 2.
Discord username: riseb
Forum username: Rise
Wallet address: 0x2493C86584C8e4249FF0ed8c794a7277B7E6a641
Date of Suspension: 05.02.2024
Reason for Suspension:
Exploiting smart contracts to “print” currency that was not legitimately earned in-game.
Summary of Appeal:
I appeal for the reversal of my suspension as I regret the actions that led to it and am committed to correcting any wrongdoing. I understand the seriousness of the situation now and am fully committed to complying with the rules and regulations set by the DAO.
The suspended address were intended for playing Rainbow Rumble to ascend the leaderboard rankings. Initially, I deposited 900 RBW into my main wallet and later withdrew 750. On the same day, there were clan rewards. I realized that there were still unclaimed stamps from Season 1, the amount of which I was no longer aware of due to the passage of several weeks. I found the stamp amount suspicious. Subsequently, I continued playing Rainbow Rumble and considered creating a second account to fill the lobby faster for gameplay. At that time, I was unaware of the stamps on Bumbercorns. Later, I checked if anyone was playing Bumbercorns because I saw someone playing on Discord and noticed stamps, which I reclaimed, thinking that my previous claim did not work or was a bug. It is important to note that one must always wait 24 hours before stamps are generated as NFTs, so it took a day before I even realized what had happened here. On that day, I couldn’t really differentiate between rewards and claimed stamps, so I decided to play with it on a second to fill faster the lobby. What confused me was the fact that sometimes RBW was paid out directly at Rainbow Rumble and sometimes only an information message came that I had to wait a day until the payout. I then attempted to explain the error on the now suspended accounts and had to wait 24 hours due to the RBW NFTs. I should have reported this here because I knowingly claimed NFTs on the addresses but I was unsure what was going on here. I only realized now that I had crossed a line, and well, the consequence is that my main wallet worth over $10k is suspended.
Account of Events:
My main wallet: 0x2493C86584C8e4249FF0ed8c794a7277B7E6a641
Transfer to the 2nd account: 11 days 16 hrs ago (Jan-25-2024 08:21:18 PM +UTC)
From here, I then sent RBW to all other accounts to actually play Rainbow Rumble and claimed the stamps shown in Bumbercorns.
I hereby take full responsibility for my actions and commit to resolving the situation as best as possible. I would like to point out again that the exploit was noticed before it could be explained and I wanted to report it.
Since my suspension, I have taken proactive measures to correct the behavior that led to my suspension. I have familiarized myself with the rules and regulations of the DAO and consciously strived to align my actions with these guidelines. Additionally, I have reached out to mods and Zendesk for advice and support in correcting my behavior. I am committed to continuous improvement and will continue to educate myself on proper conduct in the game. I am also willing to pay the exploited RBW and a standard payment over 100%.
In the future, I promise to maintain the highest standards of integrity and respect within the gaming community. I will remain vigilant in adhering to the rules and regulations set by the DAO and actively work towards fostering a positive and inclusive gaming environment for all players.
I deeply regret the actions that led to my suspension and the negative impact they had on the community. I sincerely apologize for any damages or disruptions caused and am determined to make amends and restore trust within the community. I hope that my appeal will be met with compassion and understanding, and that I will be given the opportunity to demonstrate my commitment to positive change. When making the DAO’s decision, I would like to point out that I should look at the circumstances again because I have been there since the beginning and have put a lot of money and time into the game and building the community. The value of my assets includes round about 800 Unicorns of all classes with many triple mythics and 16land lvl 10. Plus a stake volume of 820k rbw. So a permanent ban would be quite a loss for me and a big kick. This contrasts with an amount of 64k RBW that were extracted. I would also like to point out that I am banned from the current leaderboards, where a total of around $2000 is raised. I therefore ask you to consider the proportionality before making a judgment.
In conclusion, I respectfully request the DAO to consider lifting my suspension based on my sincere regret, efforts at restitution, and commitment to future compliance with game rules and regulations. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to appeal my suspension and humbly request your consideration in this matter. Thank you for your time and attention to this appeal.