It's good to see companies taking a hard-nosed stance toward cheating and RMT, and Square Enix is the latest to join the crusade to stop this once and for all. They've banned over 5,500 accounts, and suspended over 1,250 others while placing them under investigation.
We would like to report the termination today of multiple accounts held by players involved in the usage of third-party tools or cheats, or engaged in RMT (Real Money Trading) activities.
Based on the results of our investigation, around 5750 PlayOnline accounts were terminated while around 1250 accounts were temporarily suspended. Additionally, we have increased the number of mass bannings against certain PlayOnline violations in order to prevent illegal acts.
You can read the full details regarding the bannings and suspensions on the PlayOnline website, by clicking here.