1. Validation is needed because if there is no validation, the forum will be overrun with spam advertising products from shoes to clothes to porn. We have faced this problem in the past when validation is automatic.
2. I don't know if it is possible to link forum to game accounts. Even TO forum in ggftw is not linked to the official TO game.
3. IP ban is quite limited in term of usage because there are many players who use VPN (virtual private network), therefore their IP keeps changing. In the official TO, VPN usage was banned; players whose IP changed were banned from playing. In rTO, we don't ban players for using VPN.
4. We do IP ban in the forum for spammers and for players who accumulate 15 warning points. If they used VPN, and if their VPN happens to be the same as some players' VPN, then those players will also no longer be able to access the forum.
5. For validation, we check for name, email & IP. We don't want forum members to have the same name. And if we found 2 or more members using the same email or IP, we will validate only the first one registered.
So, I want players to take note of this: If there are more than just you residing in your house who also play this game and want to register in the forum as well (say a brother, sister, husband, wife, child), please PM me if their forum accounts are not validated. Inform me who they are in relation to you. Thank you.