What is it?
★ It means that non-star riders, people on a non-fee paying trial and ex-paying star riders cannot do the following things:
★ Type on, or open, chat
★ Create clubs
★ Update club information
★ Send mail to friends
★ To stop people just creating newb accounts to break rules with no consequences
★ To be able to track players using their payment details (only given out to the police)
What's the issue? Well, here's my issue. I think that it's just another money grab to encourage people to get to be star riders. Where's the one big hole in the whole thing? Well, ex-paying star riders have validated their accounts as not being just there to break rules by paying in the past, also SSO would be able to track who they are in the real world from this. However, they are not allowed to even update the club calendar for 'safety'. They cannot talk with their friends for 'safety'. Where is the logic? Seriously, I get they want to make the game safer but this will not help. It is discouraging newer players also from wanting to continue playing as they're not experiencing the social aspect of the game from the start. It completely changes the atmosphere of the game all because SSO want more money and they haven't even made a good job of hiding it.
Good job SSO, good job