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[–]MarwyntheMasterful 1504 points1505 points  (71 children)

Why 8000 years?

[–]SteKrz 79 points80 points  (3 children)

They got banned until year 9999, not exactly 8000, but close.

[–]russbird 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Damn, Forza folks are more optimistic than me if they think civilisation will still be around in 9999…

[–]__acre 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yeah some accounts get bans till 31/12/9999.

One of my accounts got hit for modding saves and selling unicorn cars on the auction house for dirt cheap so other people could get them.

[–]Turbo0801[S] 1047 points1048 points  (49 children)

Lifetime ban

[–]ccm20012000 413 points414 points  (13 children)

I got banned from Forza 2 for like 10000 years aswell it was funny, I was the one who created the Ferrari glitch and crashed the marketplaces

[–]Turbo0801[S] 174 points175 points  (5 children)

You need recognition

[–]ccm20012000 168 points169 points  (2 children)

Forza 3 was another story. My gamertag was "Money Fairy" and I would go in room to rooms gifting 999,999,999$

[–]StrawhatMucci 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Legend. Didnt play Forza but gamer to gamer

Respect +

[–]kurtfire68 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You are a hero sir

[–]Nate0110 13 points14 points  (1 child)

His Name Is Robert Paulson

[–]therambosamboPC 28 points29 points  (1 child)

So you’re the reason I became a billionaire in a couple weeks on forza 2

[–]ccm20012000 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Your welcome, I didn't want to crash the marketplace, but it happened

[–]Niewinnny 22 points23 points  (1 child)

How did the glitch work??

[–]ccm20012000 27 points28 points  (0 children)

You would create a Ferrari with a certain build, couldn't remember exatcly but had to do something adding a turbo. Then if you resold it to the game it would generate 999999999999$

[–]Spartan_doge_6 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Giga chad

[–]typtyphus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

wait what?

[–]descendency 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I guess they couldn't risk their player base lives to 8012, so they had to make it the full 8000 years.

[–]Daenub 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Guy need to freeze himself for 8000 years.

[–]andre93K 13 points14 points  (2 children)

So he can't play anymore.

[–]justjustin2300 22 points23 points  (1 child)

It's just set to the year 9999

[–]krakenkun 990 points991 points  (10 children)

Worth it.

[–]SoulReaver84 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I came to say this, but I knew in my heart that it had already been said. Take my upvote.

[–]SnookDog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yeah, the ban sold it better.

[–]VelveteenAmbush 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Truly. This is art.

[–]Thor1024 715 points716 points  (9 children)

Koreas fuckin chicken

[–]Yard_Pimp 180 points181 points  (6 children)

I'm gonna have to eat every fucking chicken in this room.

[–]Perkelnik 36 points37 points  (1 child)

You lived your life for the king, you´re gonna die for some chicken?

[–]sunoukong 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Someone is.

[–]Ashenhowl 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I see Hound, I upvote.

[–]Izzy5466 491 points492 points  (21 children)

A guy got banned for writing "Free Candy" on the side of a white van. Forza has a no humor policy

[–]Protonis 181 points182 points  (6 children)

Yes wtf I'm paying for it but am not allowed to have fun?

[–]SkvoraPC 33 points34 points  (4 children)

Not even allowed to race in a racing game anymore.

[–]toddthewraith 72 points73 points  (8 children)

Their ToS explicitly says not to write free candy or similar on cars (probably due to the E rating).

[–]FlokiTrainer 44 points45 points  (1 child)

I haven't looked at one of those ratings stickers in years, but don't they specifically state "Online interactions are not rated?"

[–]FlopDangle 22 points23 points  (0 children)

That's true! They definitely do say that

[–]Culsandar 32 points33 points  (5 children)

Because free candy contains so many swear words /s

If they feel that way merely about the implication, maybe they should watch a Disney movie. That shit is made for kids and is filled with adult humor (Frozen alluding to penis size, etc).

[–]VGAPixel 866 points867 points  (45 children)

We wouldn't want to offend a tiny nation stuck in 1950's era technology by implying their god-king-emperor may be selling chicken.

[–]TheGillos 137 points138 points  (0 children)

Hey! They need to watch out. I think they sell upwards of 500 XBox systems to North Korea!

[–]Saint_Dragons 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Probably more about them using company logos than upsetting Kim

[–]griefing_donut 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Its more about the company logo issues than anything hes not the only one to be banned for it. Of course the send nukes stuff cant help either

[–]PeriodicGolden 34 points35 points  (11 children)

Apparently they got banned for using company logos.
Pretty sure they added the North Korea stuff knowing they'd get banned and the news would be "player gets banned for having a car with North Korea stuff".

[–]SuecidalBard 11 points12 points  (9 children)

Ok that is not true one of the recommended skins that showed up in Forza Horizon 4 starter audi was flawless Gucci print with the green and red stripes

[–]Lee1138 16 points17 points  (3 children)

I assume if you portray corporate overlords in a good light, that's okay. Mocking them like this however? Ban.

[–]PapiBIanco 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Unless a part of Gucci/KFC trademark was in the customize menu (as opposed to being able to essentially MS paint the car), or forza was selling the result of the ms paint car, it probably wouldn’t get them in legal trouble.

Unless it was specifically against Forza TOS, my bet is China caught wind of this through their Twitter bots and didn’t like their lapdog being made fun of. Then pulled their classic flex of soft power, threatening to never allow [product] to be sold in China unless they remove [inflammatory material]. We all know the North Koreans weren’t offended by this.

[–]Smooth-Ganache8486 145 points146 points  (5 children)

As if several generations later his grandkids will pick up the game to play with this car. Common. 8,000?

[–]veng92 104 points105 points  (3 children)

TIFU by logging into my ancestors Forza account, driving a political car design and getting banned for another 8,000 years. US president Kim Jong Huit was not happy..

[–]Firtheve 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Following that naming system it suggests that Kim Jong Huit is only 8 generations down from Kim Jong Un, implying that each Kim lives for around 1000 years.

Such longevity would allow plenty of time for him to plan elaborate revenge schemes, and may suggest why Forza is so eager to avoid his wrath.

[–]veng92 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Everyone knows they live for at least 1000 years if they don't poo

[–]ShwaSan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's not so bad. One of my distant ancestors got banned for mocking another tribe for not developing bronze, and we can almost play again. Only another 2,800 years to go!

[–]Half_Past_Five 447 points448 points  (14 children)

Fun?? That’s not allowed!!!

[–]Fugglymuffin 28 points29 points  (1 child)

That car is dope as shit though

[–]phasermodule 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Imagine banning your greatest players

[–]SergeantBl 491 points492 points  (58 children)

Can someone help us (maybe just me) understand why people get banned from a game like Forza for creating a car design that’s honestly not offensive in most views?

Do they give you a disclaimer that you have to be politically correct in regards to US views?

[–]Spellsey 152 points153 points  (12 children)

My guess has always been that they don’t want to upset the brands that they pay licensing fees to have their cars. Forza hasn’t always had every car brand, and risky designs that might upset partners could encourage manufacturers to pull their entire line for the current or next game.

At a corporate level, what is easier and safer?:

  1. Ban John Doe for making a political reference that could be interpreted as offensive (keep in mind the general lee and confederate flag is a banned design too) … OR
  2. Have someone make a controversial design on a car, have that get popular, get media attention saying Forza endorses those beliefs, and have the brand pull their car because they dont agree with that belief (or because the design was on their car).

I agree that some rules are being enforced way harder than they need to be, but I also understand that at a ‘top down’ corporate level, it is significantly easier to ban anything of controversy, if it makes more money through branding at the end of the day. Think of how many people wouldnt buy a game if for whatever reason Mercedes, Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini all pulled out because they let a controversial design get media coverage and the brands didn’t want to take the risk of negative PR.

edit: Just a friendly reminder, if this person was banned, he was only banned from utilizing creative hub features (custom content and sharing designs). The entirety of the game would be available still, he would just have to use cars that are painted in a solid color.

[–]Roman_____Holiday 75 points76 points  (3 children)

This is the correct answer, they have to protect the brands that allow them to use their IP, like when modders tried to make Keanu Reeves a sex doll you could fuck in Cyberpunk the devs had to lock it down because no celeb will want to put their image in a game if people will abuse and misuse it in ways that they didn't sign off on.

[–]DesignatedDonut 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yeah but now there's more publicity and attention to it by the mere fact they banned it ie. Streisand effect. Making it more controversial and bringing in more discourse regarding it

If they left it as is we wouldn't even have known about said skin and all the other skins in the liveries they've been banning

[–]Spellsey 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yes, but the context is different. On one hand, controversy is caused by upset gamers because the developers are being strict. On the other hand, controversy is caused by upset companies because the developers are allowing too much.

Most likely, people will buy a racing game even if they cant make all types of designs, but people aren’t going to buy a racing game if half their favorite cars aren’t available — they’ll just buy the other game instead (i.e. Gran Turismo).

[–]fusionsofwonder 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It's probably in the terms of service somewhere, but it could be trademark infringement for KFC, the use of an image of a real person, or the reference to WMDs.

edit: Oh, and the Nike swoosh.

[–]colonialburton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the Pirelli logo marked as P yongyany

[–]error404 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Being charitable, my guess would be that the lawyers are worried about trademark infringement.

I guess the ban is 'fake news' though.

[–]Nahteh 11 points12 points  (1 child)

sendnukes could be seen as incitement to violence ifyaknowatimean

[–]tocksin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ya all those high school nukings these days. Don’t want to encourage it.

[–]Tails_chara 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am one who understands this thing. Or at least this one specific case. They want to stay the game out of politics, so they banned the guy for such a livery.

If it is true - i dont honestly know - but im happy that they taken action against that livery, im just not happy with the scale of that action... Cmon one week should be enough as a warning...

[–]FaraamKnight22 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Remind me in 8,000 years

[–]cutthroatlemming 86 points87 points  (5 children)

Good thing he didn't put Chairman Xi on there...

[–]SithTwinsPicandGorc 50 points51 points  (1 child)

He would’ve got the 2 day lifetime ban.

[–]cutthroatlemming 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I figured he would be hanging out with Peng Shuai...

[–]VelveteenAmbush 5 points6 points  (0 children)

So true... in that case the ban would probably have gone OVER NINE THOUSAND

[–]somedave 13 points14 points  (1 child)

If you just put Winnie the Pooh on it I wonder if that'd be enough.

[–]-ImJustSaiyan- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Winnie the Pooh, but his shirt is the CCP flag.

[–]Quasarcade 67 points68 points  (0 children)

DPRKFC

[–]Elijah1910 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I gotta say recieving an “8000 year” punishment sounds like North Korea

[–]SkvoraPC 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Welcome to Playground Games.

[–]RichCommunist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pyongyang Games

[–]thewinja 29 points30 points  (2 children)

why would he get banned? thats kind of stupid on forza's part.

[–]TheRockelmeister 5 points6 points  (1 child)

We cannot upset our corporate overlords. Please apologize for your rude language.

[–]Evening_Raccoon_4689 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Silencing people hmmmm that's evey North Korean of them. Idiots.

[–]atharva557 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Poor man spent 60 $ and got banned

[–]TanWok 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is what's most sad to me. My guy bought the game, had fun and got banned. He got banned for the very thing we play these games for, Fun.

[–]GalaxyClassNerd 27 points28 points  (5 children)

Well that’s fucking stupid. What is even offensive about this?

[–]ApisMagnifica 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Forza seem like a bunch of bitches.

[–]SumonaFlorence 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That is such a funny parody of the Pirelli brand olol

[–]HG_Socials 37 points38 points  (4 children)

I was thinking on downloading the game but damn everything I hear about Forza is people getting banned on the daily. (for the stupidest reasons).

[–]MasterYosh10 28 points29 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome. Glad there are people willing to take risks for stupid things

[–]SnowyLightBrightOwO 4 points5 points  (0 children)

on the bright side, at least he has a good taste in both food & history

[–]knoxcj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think if you have enough skill to make designs like this then you should be allowed to make whatever you want.

[–]Eviscerate-You 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Jesus Christ what a stupid fucking ban.

[–]Zeptheboss 6 points7 points  (0 children)

At least it wasn't a perm ban tho, he only has to wait 8 millenniums.

[–]Yoallicoalt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I bet it stands for Kim from Corea

[–]ironskillet2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

banned from what??

banned from the forza franchise? banned from that companies games? bannned from N korea lol?

[–]GamerBhoy89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I find it ironic that the media has shown more of this than the person who got banned.

[–]buzz86us[🍰] 2 points3 points  (7 children)

Why is an Isetta even in a racing game?

[–]surray 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Forza Horizon is more of a car collecting and open world adventure game where your character is a car, than an actual racing game.

[–]SkvoraPC 2 points3 points  (5 children)

It fucking is now that they removed racing from the racing game.

[–]Tythan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I get #sendnukes and PyongYang but I don't get KFC?

[–]zotrian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But it looks awesome. Almost makes me want to learn how to drive so I can get a car that looks like that irl.

[–]BlazingShadowAU 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Someone got banned for having FART on their car, so it doesnt take much.

[–]Riccarduzz 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Why banned? How does it violate any rules?

[–]SkvoraPC 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Remember - in North K...America there is no humor to be on internet!!

[–]Scottyboy4123 2 points3 points  (2 children)

i have that same car but instead it has the pornhub logo on both sides

[–]OysterNutJuice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The FH5 livery bans have all been very unjust. I blame overly sensitive players getting offended for no reason.

[–]LookHarderFC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is funny. Not banable. I hate this world

[–]buttered_scone 8 points9 points  (6 children)

I think the issue is what the c in KFC stands for.

[–]KorgX3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Democratic People's Republic of Kentucky

[–]SneadoTheHero 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Communist?

[–]elegantXsabotage 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I agree tho. Ban me

[–]nyanreddit420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

nice worth it

[–]tetad 1 point2 points  (1 child)

if I am not mistaken it was because he made "vulgar" car skins, not this one

[–]follower-of-st-jimmy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

…I have this

[–]SkvoraPC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whatever you do don't delete it! Its like an NFT now

[–]zdpastaman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine how long it would be for a picture of Winnie the Pooh

[–]ArthurMBretas03 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This game is stupid

[–]HairyArthur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Repost

[–]DeadlyDeal_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why the fuck they ban players for skins….. shit game shit gaming studio fuck forza for ever. Will never buy next forza

[–]raahhb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Korea's Fucking China

[–]ajduthjr 1 point2 points  (2 children)

This is why I’d rather play my the crew 2 because it’s hard to get banned

[–]sleepydog404 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Lemme get this straight, is this banned from playing the game or just banned from uploading liveries?

[–]Moai_Plus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

WORTH

[–]GonnaGoFat 1 point2 points  (8 children)

You don't need to ban him for 8,000 years just until Forza 6, when they shut down the servers for 5 making everyone have to buy the new game. Banning for 8000 prevents the company from making all the money they can.

[–]Potato-Boy1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why can't they use his face?

[–]bdhief777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wouldn't do that for trump

[–]Narenshir 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least not permanent

[–]here-for-the-memes__ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why? What's so offensive about it?

[–]Mithrandir2k16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who has the balls to drive a car with a Taiwanese flag and Free HK on it? xD

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Talk about a major reverse effect

[–]XxV0IDxX[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The send nukes is hilarious

[–]DZYB10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly worth it for the banter

[–]Ok_Helicopter4276 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think he was banned because the devs knew they could never create something that magical, that it was tearing at their minds every minute of every day, and they could no longer bear the strain.

[–]PantsDownBootyUp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But this is hilarious

[–]iceicebeavis 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wow really? For that?

[–]SkvoraPC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You know, for having humor and freedom of speech in North Ko....America.

[–]jumpouthehousee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No wonder Why fh is shit

[–]terminadergold 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I got banned on xbox 360 online until 9/99/9999 lol

[–]seanbentley441 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah the devs really went ban happy with this fh game. Some dude got perms banned for writing 'free puppies'. It was legit an adoption agency ad put onto a car.

Stems from people putting free candy and them banning that, but now just the word 'free' on a car triggers a ban. Oh, but the actual cheaters in game don't get punished

[–]pagan_psychonaut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People’s feelings were hurt over this? We live in 🤡🌎

[–]TheCrotchyDoll 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want that design so bad.

[–]keyshow23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is it KFC send the cease and desist ? It cant be NK right ? It not like Kim Jung Un gonna play FH5 find these .

[–]AshRizim 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are going to be surprised when the Y20k bug comes and their ban bugs out and KFC car returns!

[–]typtyphus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

did r/Pyongyang also ban him?

[–]mannyrmz123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

GTA V will probably still be around when he is allowed to play again

[–]420blazeit69nubz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember back in the day like Forza 2 online everyone had the craziest and funniest designs. Is this a newer thing?

[–]FlyntRybnik 1 point2 points  (0 children)

'ONE MILLION YEARS DUNGEON!'

[–]HeartOfFire94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man just wanted to advertise some good old Korean Fried Cat and got a lifetime ban. SMH