Recently got banned myself. Guilty of having used it in the multiplayer tab on custom games to get certain achievements vs ai.
never received warnings of any sort, all of a sudden couldn't log in anymore, stating my account was permanently closed. Strangest thing was that at this point i hadn't used the trainer in at least (half) a week before this occurred.
Currently trying to get a second chance, stating i never received warnings, nor did i interrupt the online balance and fairness.
update: received final mail today which basically boils down to them not revising their decision. the customer feedback survey was rather glowing when sent.
tldr; singleplayer tab seems safe, multiplayer tab out of bounds
sorry if its explained in previous posts, but what do you mean exactly by singleplayer tab? While online, could i use the trainer on the campaign to gain achievements, or would i get caught for that?
(NOTE: I used the trainer really early on when the game first came out on 96% of the campaign (completed 96%) and i think all of the challenges while ONLINE - didn't use it for anything else - to get me to 2000+ achievement points and have yet to be banned/suspended or sent a letter. Is it safe to assume continuing to use the trainer like this in online mode is safe?)
Well, i am honestly concerned about using a trainer, even if it is just in single player, i mean, now-a-days, the RTS games are made for rushers in mind, which screw over players that enjoy the old-fashioned RTS game.
I enjoy building a base against multiple AI that do NOT rush, the last game that was a RTS that didn't rush me to build as fast as possible was Star Trek Armada, now that was a good RTS game, but now-a-days, everything is made around rushers that want a game to end in 5mins.
If i knew that i wouldn't get banned for playing single player with a trainer only, i would.
I agree that anyone cheating in multiplayer should get banned, though i do feel sorry for those that accidently leave the trainer running and forget about it and start a MP game.