But that does make sense though about flagging save files.
To MrPayDay, I would be interested in purchasing Horizon 4 again, as it's surprisingly good. However, since I do not know what aspects are being blocked (it's more than just my Gamertag it seems), I do not know how I could do so to guarantee it would work. I'd hate to drop money on it only to find the server still is unavailable because it's blocking something from my machine (Windows ID? Hardware ID?).
Same issue with Forza 5, especially hearing now that bans are carried to other titles. Heck, even if I bought a whole new computer now with a new Windows 10 license, would I need a new Microsoft Online Account (which is separate from an Xbox Live account)? There's so many layers and I'm not smart enough to know what matters and what doesn't.
I accept my fate, and I'm still telling my friends to try out the game though, even though I couldn't play with them.
[Edited by oliverrogerr, 2/26/2019 10:47:28 AM]