You might have heard about the indie hit Temtem. It’s a game “inspired by” Game Freak’s long-running Pokémon RPG series and wants to be the very best creature collection MMO on the market. While it’s still yet to arrive on the Switch, the title recently launched on Steam. On its first day, its servers crumbled under the demand and since then it’s been growing in popularity.
Now that it’s been available for a few weeks, developer Crema Games has decided to unleash its first wave of bans. According to a recent tweet by the company, it’s banned “almost” 900 players. Every user who was banned was “100%” confirmed as either a cheater or an individual who abused exploits intentionally.
Crema didn’t leave it at that, either. In a series of follow-up tweets, it said wasn’t done and would keep detecting and banning, as there’s no place in the Archipelago for cheaters. The developer then reassured followers it had re-checked over 100 accounts and explained how “every single one” was a “legit” ban.The remaining tweets informed players not to trust cheaters, as they apparently “just want to know more” about the bans, so they can avoid them in the future. If you want to Buy Temtem Pansun, we 5mmo.com can give you a very low price, welcome to buy.
Despite the double-checking, plenty of Twitter users responded taking issue with the no tolerance policy, asking for Crema to consider appeals. Based on that feedback, the developers have relented. They later tweeted saying that banned players may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Ban appeal” and including the account’s in game ID or username.
In an online game, the worry with exploits or cheats is that they can ruin the experience of other players or damage the game’s trading economy between Temtem tamers. Crema’s swift justice may seem heavy-handed, but it’s good to see them setting the tone early on. For those who genuinely believe they used an exploit unintentionally to a degree that appeared intentional, there’s now an outlet to beg a pardon.