“if you're going to take on that responsibility then you need to act in the interest of the game/player base.
- Elijah Shoryyhn
This. It's been said that they're looking out for the players interest, or acting on behalf of the players...but every player that I know (emphasis on the "that I
know") has been completely against this. When the majority of the player base disagrees with your decision, how is that acting on our behalf?
Everyone knows it was against the rules. That was why she was banned in the first place. All this talk about "Well in the future..." screw that. Act now! It was against the rules then, it was against the rules now, and it'll still be against the rules in the future. Regardless of when, how, or even why she broke the rules, she still broke the rules. And not once, but multiple times.
I, like others, don't blame Arete. He did what he thought was right. It's just that I don't think the majority of the community agree (as obvious by the large amount of controversy). I personally think that the permaban should stand. But hey, it's not my call.