A big thank you to Chinzilla.
Like many who have commented in this thread, I was removed from participation in PVP competition due to my account being flagged. At the end of the first week, I inquired via the support and was alerted to my status. After exchanging a few emails, I was assured that my account would not have its flag removed. As a player hellbent on playing cleanly and fairly, I was crushed and decided to accept this as a fate beyond my control, finish the storyline, and move on.
Tonight, after scrapping through 2 of my usual 5-7 battles just to get a single PVP win, I noticed I was in the gold tier 2. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Chin, even through this whole debacle, and all that community faith is not unmerited.
If you truly have not bent the rules, please have patience and keep a line of communication open. It’s absolutely unbelievable to me (in the best way), but they seem to be reviewing these on a case by case basis.
Wish me luck as I climb back up the ladder, and know that Chin has definitely earned my support(morally, and financially when I become more able).